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BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, Ipsita Dasgupta among top 10 sports biz executives

According to a poll conducted by noted portal www.SportBusiness.com, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was placed fourth in the list of top 10 sports business executives

cricket Updated: Dec 07, 2017 10:56 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Rahul Johri,Ipsita Dasgupta,Board of Control for Cricket in India
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has been placed fourth in the poll for the top 10 sports business executives.(PTI)

Star India senior official Ipsita Dasgupta and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri have been named among the top-10 Sports Business Executives of 2017 in a recent poll.

According to a poll conducted by noted portal www.SportBusiness.com, Dasgupta was placed second while Johri was placed fourth, the latter primarily for BCCI getting richer by USD 2.55 billion after Star bagged the global media rights for Indian Premier League.

Rahul Johri was also credited with anchoring IPL title sponsorship rights for USD 340 million.

Ipsita Dasgupta (President, Strategy & incubation, Star India), on the other hand, was placed two spots higher at No. 2 for her role in growth of popularity of Pro Kabaddi League.

The top spot went to Ioris Francini, Co-President WWE- IMG, who was conferred with ‘SportBusiness Executive of The Year’ award for “being the undisputed driving force behind the storming year for IMG”.

First Published: Dec 06, 2017 23:16 IST