Feb 07 2020
BBC World News’ 16th annual Golf Connect event took place on Sat 1st Feb at the ITC Classic Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon, attended by legendary cricketer Kapil Dev and professional Indian Golfer Tvesa Malik. The event also attracted over 100 of India’s top corporate golfers highlighting the sought after nature of the occasion and showcasing the BBC’s commitment to engaging corporate leaders across India.
This year’s event was attended by special guest, legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev. Dev is regarded as one of sport’s best all-rounders and as one of the greatest captains in the history of cricket, helping India win its first-ever Cricket World Cup in 1983. He is also a professional golfer and represented India in the 2018 Asia Pacific Seniors in Japan.
Since its launch in 2004, the BBC World News Golf Connect event has offered India’s corporate leaders the opportunity to demonstrate their skills on the fairway whilst building valuable relationships with colleagues from across their industries, with the event attracting C-suite leaders from top brands across the country.
Hosted by BBC World News, the day will showcase the BBC’s substantial global offering across both the World News channel and online at BBC.com, demonstrating the BBC’s commitment to the Indian market, which now holds the biggest BBC news global audience, having grown from 30 to 50 million people in a year.
Vishal Bhatnagar, Sales Director, South Asia, at BBC Global News, said, “In a year during which the BBC will focus on Indian sport and launch the Indian Sportswoman of the Year Award, it is fitting to welcome such a legend in not just one sport, but two. As always, we remain committed to engaging corporate leaders from across India and showcasing our excellent sports coverage and other offerings across BBC World News, BBC.com, mobile app and other platforms.”
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