South Asians in Sports New York
South Asians in Sports New York

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — South Asians in Sports an event intended to congregate industry professionals from the world of sports, will host an intimate panel discussion in The Empire State Thursday.

The event will be moderated by Sports Illustrated journalist Rohan Nadkarni.

Panelists scheduled to attend the event include NBA Senior Vice President for Legal and Business Affairs Hrishi Karthikeyan, Sports Illustrated Digital Correspondent Priya Desai, CEO and co-founder of Open Sponsorship Ishveen Anand and Akash Jain, a vice president of International and Commercial Development at the National Football League.

Founded in 2015, South Asians in Sports is “dedicated to building a global community of executives, businessmen and businesswomen, attorneys, entertainers, journalists, entrepreneurs, athletes, coaches and volunteers working in sports,” according to the group’s website.

Other panelists include South Asians involved in the highest levels of North American professional sports. Among them, tennis player Rajiv Ram; former figure skater Ami Parekh; Shaun Jayachandran, Founder and President of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, a nonprofit that works to increase education rates of poor communities in India through basketball; Seattle Seahawks beat reporter Sheil Kapadia; Shikha Tandon, who represented India in the 2004 Athens Olympics; Harpreet Pandhe, a color commentator for Hockey Night in Canada, NBA Canada Social Media Manager Payal Doshi; and ESPN Monday Night Football and NFL Social Media’s Neeta Sreekanth.

You can find more information about the event here.