Did You Know These 7 Achievements Of Lalit Modi?

He’s the man who conceived the spectacularly successful Indian Premier League, but did you know these other achievements of Lalit Modi?

1. World-class stadium

The Lalit Modi­ led Rajasthan Cricket Association renovated Jaipur’s cricket stadium in 2005. The first ODI match thereafter, India vs Sri Lanka, is considered the single most profitable cricket match in India

2. Cricket going global

It was Lalit Modi who first advised ESPN to buy global telecast rights for cricket matches in India, in the mid­90s.

3. Asian Elephants

Lalit Modi is one of the twenty­five odd patrons of the “Elephant Family” Trust which is devoted to protecting Asian Elephants.

4. At the forefront of the Cable Revolution

In 1993, Lalit Modi brought entertainment giant Walt Disney’s content to India, at the very beginning of the cable revolution in India.

5. Sports Administrator

In 2010, Lalit Modi was named 2nd on the Sports Illustrated Power list, behind Sachin Tendulkar, thus making him the most powerful sports administrator in the country.

6. Fashion TV

Lalit Modi was the driving force behind the arrival of Fashion TV, the international lifestyle television channel, in India.

7. A Case study in a Business School

The launch of the IPL became a Columbia Business School case study in 2009, featuring Lalit Modi’s efforts to create a never­ before sporting revolution in India

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