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A summit looking to create a sports revolution will be held in Mumbai next week

March 17, 2010 08:29 pm | Updated 08:29 pm IST

Under one roof: Udit Sheth

Under one roof: Udit Sheth

Mumbai would witness a mega sports summit, the first of its on March 24 and 25.

The organisers, SE TransStadia, claimed that the conference is aimed at creating a sports revolution in the country.

The company is headquartered in Mumbai and designs, operates, finances world class multi purpose stadiums across India.

Talking about the initiative, Udit Sheth, MD and CEO of TransStadia says “Sport has ceased to be a vocational activity and has emerged as a billion dollar industry. We aim at bringing together a potpourri of global and Indian sports celebrities and administrators, under one roof to come up with ideas to transform Indian sports.”

He adds, "There is tremendous change in the way we look at sports in India. It is on par with any other industry. Innovative sports development events such as the IPL have clearly put sports in a pole position. Unfortunately, Indian sports is divided and fragmented and lacks collective thinking. We need to chart a new path and aim to do that by bringing in the best of talent in sports administration, government, people connected to sports infrastructure and the media on a single platform," says Sheth.

Prominent delegates who will be attending the summit include the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ashok Chavan, IOA president, Suresh Kalmadi, secretary general of CWG 2010, Lal Bhanot, sports champions such as Geeth Sethi, Viren Rasquinho, Prakash Padukone, Mathew Hayden, CEO's of several MNCs and management board members of NBA team, San Antonio Spurs, English Premier League football teams etc.

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