In what could turn out to be a game changer for Wrestling, as a sport to reckon with, the Wrestling Federation of India has chalked out a plan where central contracts for players, live coverage on television will be available very soon.
Indian Wrestling is on the cusp of a major revamp, with Wrestling Federation of India, commercial partner Sporty Solutionz and senior players coming together to discuss the new opportunities and development of the Indian Wrestling during the Wrestling Development Meet, which was led by the WFI president Brij Bhushan Saran Singh in the capital.
WFI in association with Sporty Solutionz is planning to make Indian Wrestlers' financially secure by distributing Central Contracts. This could be a first in a Non-Cricketing sport, where the Wrestling Federation of India will become the first national sports federation under the aegis of the Indian Olympic Association to offer central contracts to its players.
“We are moving closer to realise our dream of making wrestling financially self-sufficient support – not just for the federation but also for the players. With this vision we had signed Sporty Solutionz as our worthy commercial partners. I am glad to share that Indian wrestling is inching closer to realise that dream,” said the WFI president.
“It is a welcome step for the growth of Wrestling in our country. I am delighted that even the junior wrestlers will be able to reap the benefits now. It would be a huge boost,” said double Olympics medalist Sushil Kumar.
The other key initiatives include a complete revamp of the domestic wrestling calendar with introduction of new events. The WFI commercial partner, Sporty Solutionz, will ensure a permanent broadcast partner for the sport of wrestling. The other initiatives include a professional approach to enhance the fan base for the sport, while also increasing the participation at all levels.
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