Bolstering roots of homegrown Indian sports
Gujarat Giants is aligned with the Adani Sportsline’s overarching philosophy of inculcating a culture of sports at the grassroots level and creating globally competitive opportunities for future champions.
The multi-pronged approach has three broad dimensions. The long-term development programme, # GarvHai, aims to nurture athletes, followed by strategic investments in franchise leagues that help boost the visibility and popularity of sports with limited reach in India, and the development of state-of-the-art sports infrastructure in the country that serves as a platform for NextGen global sports icons.
The franchise, Gujarat Giants, started its journey in 2017 at Pro Kabaddi League.
Kho Kho – Gujarat Giants
The Gujarat Giants' Kho Kho team will compete in the inaugural Ultimate Kho Kho League season, which kicks off in August 2022. Adani Sportsline purchased the Gujarat Franchise with the goal of promoting and growing India's homegrown sport.
Collaboration with the league is an extension of our mission to build a world-class ecosystem that develops talent and serves as a catalyst in India's drive to become a leading sports nation.
UAE's International League T20
The Adani Group has bought a franchise in the new upcoming UAE’s International League T20 expected in Jan-Feb 2023.
Licensed by Emirates Cricket Board, the UAE’s International League T20 is an annual event that will feature six franchise teams competing in a 34-match event. Top players from all the cricket playing countries are expected to be in the line-up of different teams.
The league will be providing a platform and exposure to upcoming young cricketers. This will be the first major move overseas by the Adani Sportsline that will connect and engage with global fans from across the cricketing nations.
Kabaddi – Gujarat Giants
With its slogan, “Garjega Gujarat”, the team roared its way into the finals of the Pro-Kabaddi League in two consecutive years, 2017 and 2018, and was declared runner-up in both.
Boxing – Gujarat Giants
Gujarat Giants boxing team forayed into the Big Bout Boxing League in 2019 under the captainship of top-seeded boxer Amit Panghal. The team, comprising young and fiery boxing champions like Ashish Kumar and Poonam Punia, went on to become the winner of the maiden boxing championship.