In 1994 he became the pan Indian distributor of ESPN on a ten year
contract worth $975 million. His job was to collect money from cable
companies in India in exchange of them broadcasting ESPN. In 2002,
he launched an online lottery business in Kerala called Sixo.
Lalit Modi(brain behind the IPL) started a
10 year joint venture with Walt Disney
Pictures in 1993, called Modi
broadcast some of Disney’s content in
India, including Fashion TV.
X had it’s debut in in the Indian Cricket
League (ICL) followed by the 2010 IPL
Semifinal(MI V/s RCB). X is a huge fan
favorite and has brought a whole new
element to the game. However, X has also
been subject to criticism from a few quarters
with the most notable ones coming from the
likes of Sachin Tendulkar and KieronPollard.
Kings XI Punjab
The team is owned by Wadia Group scion, Ness
Wadia, Dabur’s Mohit Burman and Karan Paul along
with Bollywood actress, Preity Zinta.
The third pic is of Sanjay Bangar who is batting coach
as well as the Head Coach for the team.
X was selected by the Rajasthan Royals for
the inaugural season of the Indian Premier
League (IPL) in 2008, and played an important
role in their victory.
In 2010, X was banned from the IPL for a year
after he was found renegotiating a contract
after having been already contracted to one
X has been a consistent target of sarcasm and
jokes by cricket portals and Indian cricket
The Logo of X is inspired by Popular folk-lore which
holds that the Lion is the king of the Jungle. It is
therefore a logical extension to use the same for the
Lords of the Pitch. The illustration of the lion using a
minimalist style offers a sense of youth and vibrancy.
This is complemented by the heavier lettering for X
representing solid and sturdy performance orientation.
The official colors are Yellow and Blue. Yellow stands
for Fiery spirit that burns in the belly ,Blue stands for
infinity, as one of the oldest cultures in the world and
yet , is also one of the most forward looking.