Beyond the Pitch: Cricket, Passion, and Profit with Rakesh Mehta

Have you ever dreamed so big it seems unbelievable?

Join us on the latest episode of “Game Changers” as we dive into the inspiring journey of Rakesh Mehta, a true pioneer in the sports industry.

From a young Indian immigrant with a love for cricket to a thriving entrepreneur, Rakesh’s story is a testament to the power of unwavering passion. Against all odds, he’s turned his lifelong dream into a booming business, proving that with dedication, anything is possible.

In this episode, Rakesh shares his secrets to success, blending his love for the game with business acumen. Explore the dynamic world of sports commercialisation, the high-stakes realm of TV rights, the BCCI, ICC and the pulse-pounding excitement of the T10 cricket format.

But it’s not just about business—it’s about heart. Rakesh reveals the deeper meaning behind cricket for the Indian diaspora, showing how this beloved sport connects millions to their cultural roots.

Don’t miss out on this captivating conversation that will ignite your entrepreneurial spirit. Tune in to discover Rakesh Mehta’s ultimate cricket dream team and gain unparalleled insights into the intersection of passion, business, and the sports industry. Because sometimes, it’s more than just a game—it’s a journey to the soul.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.

Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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About Rakesh Mehta

Rakesh Mehta CHA, CHIA, CHO is an accomplished Hospitality Owner and Operator and a dedicated professional with an unwavering passion for Customer Service, Sales, and Revenue Optimization. Currently residing in California, United States, Rakesh has held pivotal roles, including VP Operations & General Manager at KARJ Investments, Executive Recruiter at Randstad Finance & Accounting, and VP Operations at Vimco Investments, Inc. His extensive career also encompasses significant contributions as Sr. Consultant at KPMG and Executive Recruiter at Accountants International. Beyond the boardroom, Rakesh adds a sporting dimension to his repertoire as the owner of the cricket team California Knights in the US.

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