Nita Ambani is also known as the architect of the ISL (Indian Super League), which helped raise the profile of football as a sport in India. In recognition of Mrs Nita M. Ambani’s contributions to sport, Mrs Ambani was elected as a Member of the International Olympic Committee in 2016, the first Indian woman to be so honoured.
Emphasising the importance of Indian football fans, Mrs Nita Ambani said, “The seventh season of Indian Super League will have everything we could have dreamed of…except for the one thing that makes football a truly great game.” FSDL Chairman Nita Ambani said: “This is a happy and proud time for the Indian Premier League as we welcome East Bengal and its millions of fans to the league.” East Bengal has become the latest club to join the Indian Super League after Nita Ambani, founder and president of Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), announced that the team from Kolkata would play in the Seven-time Indian Premier League. Indian top Football League.
Indian conglomerate Reliance has confirmed to the Financial Times that it spends $85 million a year on sporting activities, including the Mumbai Indian franchise and co-founder of the national football Indian Super League. A decade ago, Reliance Industries and partner IMG Worldwide bailed out the Indian Football Association and clubs, pledging some $140 million over 15 years in exchange for sponsorship, licensing and management of the Indian Premier League.
Within a decade, Reliance Industries bought the cricket team led by shockwave guru Sachin Tendulkar from the Indian Premier League for $112 million in 2008. The Reliance Foundation has been at the forefront of various initiatives to promote a broader sports culture in India.
Nita Ambani shared that as part of ESA, 21,000 children have the opportunity to watch cricket teams live in stadiums every year. As the founder and president of the Reliance Foundation, a division of Reliance Industries CSR, Ambani also leads youth movements at the Reliance Foundation, which works to improve sports infrastructure, empower coaches and provide equipment, and give the Reliance Foundation Also operates the Youth Champions Initiative, offering full-time football scholarships with a focus on education, training, development and international reach. The Jr NBA Foundation expands into other sports, supporting high school basketball programs.
In addition to serving on the board of Reliance Industries, Nita Ambani serves as President of Reliance Foundation, Corporate Social Responsibility Division of Reliance Industries, Founder of Dhirubhai Ambani International School and Leader of all Reliance Sports Programmes – Cricket, Football, Basketball. , Kabaddi, Golf and Tennis. It was a turning point for India, with the Nita Ambani Reliance Foundation named to go alongside international sports personalities such as US gymnast Simone Biles, who has won the most Olympic medals and is considered the most decorated athlete in US gymnastics.
Ambani believed that the entry of both Kolkata giants into the ISL was a monumental event for the Indian football ecosystem. Welcoming East Bengal to the ISL, Nita said the introduction would open up unlimited opportunities for the development of Indian football in the coming days. The Indian Super League and South Asia’s leading esports company NODWIN Gaming announced the launch of eISL on October 26, 2021, which effectively meant that the Indian Super League of Heroes, in partnership with EA SPORTS, became the first Indian major sports league to venture into competitive play.