Year 2016 has been a great one for Indian sports industry, and 2017 promises to be even better. This revelation is made in the ESP Properties, GroupM, India Sports Sponsorship Report 2017. BCCI top brass faced growing uncertainties in the wake of Lodha Committee report with Supreme Court adopting a tough stand to enforce the recommendations made by the committee.
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In tennis Champions Tennis League and International Premier Tennis League both took hits. CTL was wiped off the calendar and IPTL managed to stay with a watered down version. Pro Wrestling League was postponed and all action was confined to Delhi instead of original schedule of six cities.
These landscapes would have threatened to derail the growth story for the sports industry. It is creditable that the industry did not just survive these setbacks, but also registered a growth of 19.33, says the report.