The Indian Sports sector has seen a significant socio-economic impact contributing to 1-5 per cent of national GDP. Sports not only boost the youth and instill pride among citizens, but also facilitate social and economic development of a nation.

The last decade has seen the Indian sports industry expanding its boundaries with the rising popularity of the of various leagues such as the Indian Premier League (aka IPL) ,the Indian Super League, Hockey India League etc.. The performance of our sports teams & icons in various sports like Indian Cricket Team winning theT20 & the Cricket World Cup, Mary Kom ,Leander Paes,Saina Nehwal etc wining numerous titles in their respective sports. have also contributed to this fact .

Case in point, IPL as a property has become nearly 5 times its value, directly and indirectly, generating employment opportunities for more than 15000 people. The sports goods merchandises and apparel segment itself provides employment to more than 500,000 people. The sports goods market in India was valued at Rs.12500 Crores in 2012-13. The market is growing at 35-40 per cent a year and is expected to reach Rs.22400 Crores by the end of 2015. The industry exports nearly 60 per cent of its total output to sports-loving people the world over.

The future of the Indian Sports Industry seems very bright .Along with the existing league expanding , Sports Brands Increasing India will be hosting some of the biggest Sports Tournaments in world –FIFA U17 Football World Cup in 2017,Hockey World Cup in 2018 etc , thus making the best oppurtunities available to the Sports Managers of the Country.