Sports extravaganza in India has been on the rise for almost a few decades now. Be it football, volleyball or cricket. It also opens up major opportunities for international investors to tap into the growing Indian market. Recently, two of the NFL’s exemplary athletes entered the Indian sports division. They become minority shareholders of an IPL franchise.

From now on, IPL fever is on fire. Indians love the thrill of cricket. Sports has been one of the most popular games to play. A stadium does not matter because it is a sport that can also be played on the streets. For IPL, international approval is worth discussing. And yet, at the same time, this is not a first in the league.

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American athletes find their way to India

The Rajasthan Royals have named NFL players Larry Fitzgerald and Kelvin Beachum to the franchise board as minority investors. Unsurprisingly, RR is one of the most popular Indian Premier League franchises. And also the one who knew how to be serious and anchored in his approach.

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Fitzgerald is a former wide receiver and Kelvin Beachum is an offensive tackle in the NFL. Additionally, both athletes competed for the Arizona Cardinals and were prominent figures in the NFL. Larry Fitzgerald also talks about his recent involvement in the IPL franchise via a press release.

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He mentioned, “I love the idea of ​​building a professional franchise with a clear social purpose and look forward to working with this team to challenge the realm of possibility by expanding into new horizons as a franchise. India has a passionate sports culture and I’m thrilled to invest in one of the most sought-after teams in the country.

The Indian NFL Connection

The investment of NFL athletes in an Indian franchise seems to be a very intriguing aspect. IPL is among the most valuable sports franchises, behind the NFL and the NBA. Moreover, since the media rights and publicity attract the public, the IPL is a perfect gold mine for future investors.

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NFL players are increasingly playing roles elsewhere. They also establish a brand for themselves through media, branding and entrepreneurship. This is a welcome change as the average time NFL players can play is much lower. A safe and eventful second run goes a long way.

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