Sports technology provider Sportradar has opened a new office in Mumbai with the aim to strengthen its presence in India and to further “deliver quality service to partners.” The company has also appointed Prasun Bhadani as General Manager to manage its operations in India.
Bhadani has extensive experience in sports marketing, including the management of prominent Indian Premier League (IPL) players, notes Sportradar. As General Manager of India, he will be supporting the execution of Sportradar’s strategy for the region, strengthening client relationships as well as forging new partnerships across key business verticals. Bhadani will report directly to Oscar Brodkin, Managing Director, APAC.
Brodkin said: “India is a key market and will contribute significantly to our overall growth in the Asia Pacific region. Prasun has the experience and ability to help us achieve our business objectives in India and, at the same time, prioritize the delivery of quality service and value to our partners.”
Commenting on his appointment, Bhadani added: “India has a rich sporting culture, and sports fans here have deep passion and enthusiasm. It is an exciting time for a sports technology company like ours to be at the center of the action. I look forward to supporting Sportradar in its goal to continue innovating the sports industry through impactful technological solutions.”
In a press release, the provider said its latest efforts “reinforce the company’s commitment to supporting the Indian sports ecosystem through its cutting-edge technological solutions and industry-leading services. “
Over the last decade, India’s sports industry has grown at an exponential rate with crucial support from both government and private sectors. Combined with the nation’s deep passion for sports, more business opportunities are poised to be unlocked, especially through the further application of sports technology and the commercialization of rights for sports leagues, notes Sportradar.
Sportradar currently works with several leading Indian football leagues and state cricket associations, as well as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), to safeguard the integrity of both the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Women’s Premier League (WPL).