Ultimate Kho Kho features a flavor of Bollywood with well-known musician Badshah joining the league as co-owner of the Mumbai franchise alongside acclaimed film director, developer, and sports enthusiast, Punit Balan.
Ultimate Kho Kho features a flavor of Bollywood with well-known musician Badshah joining the league as co-owner of the Mumbai franchise alongside acclaimed film director, developer, and sports enthusiast, Punit Balan. The Mumbai-based team completes the lineup for the first season of Ultimate Kho Kho, which will start later this year. The game’s speed, sophisticated appearance, and nostalgic value are all fascinating to Badshah. Additionally, he believes Ultimate Kho Kho has great potential. He wants to inspire and cultivate superstars in this local sport through this association.
“Because my mother used to play Kho-Kho in college, I have a special affection for the game. I decided to play Ultimate Kho Kho because of this sentimental and close relationship,” Badshah gushed about his first sporting venture.
So in this high-octane, indoor sport, extremely agile players do Sky-Dives in the air. As is typical of Mumbai, we want this staff to work quickly and efficiently. So my objective is to produce the league’s top players. And we want to give the players the best surroundings, resources, instruction, and nourishment possible,” he continued.
One of the few new-age sports investors is the young and vivacious businessman Balan. He also owns teams in the badminton, tennis, table tennis, and handball leagues, invests in start-up sports employment enterprises, and actively promotes a number of sportsmen. He is the CEO of the Rs 3,500 crore Balan Group.
“Using the right plan is essential if you want to grow something. Prior to working with Ultimate Kho Kho, I collaborated with sports associations to develop sports. Balan, a co-owner of the Mumbai club, continued, “I want to help make that succeed.
The ancient game was first played in the state of Maharashtra, and it has long dominated the Kho-Kho scene in India. Three Maharashtrian teams played in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions in both the Khelo India Youth Games, which just ended, as well as the National Championships.
“Punit and Badshah are the joint owners of the sixth franchise, and we couldn’t be happier. So these two well-known people in the entertainment business now reflect the league’s standing and caliber. Big corporations and the Government of Odisha have already joined the league. Kho-Kho has significant roots in Maharashtra, so having a team representing the state capital will surely help us grow the game’s popularity, according to Tenzing Niyogi, CEO of Ultimate Kho Kho.
With this success, Ultimate Kho Kho continues to make great strides toward its objective of upgrading this national sport. The Government of Odisha, in collaboration with ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel, Adani Group, GMR Group, Capri Global, and KLO Sports, among other notable corporate names, previously made up the league’s roster.