Fantasy sports industry body, the Indian Federation for Sports Gaming, announced that former Mumbai police commissioner and Maharashtra DGP, AN Roy, would be joining the organisation as a strategic advisor.
Roy joins former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Sikri; former Delhi Daredevils COO Amrit Mathur and former BCCI Chief Administrative Officer Ratnakar Shetty as a member of IFSG’s advisory board.
The former Mumbai top cop is expected to work closely with the IFSG board members to create guidelines for responsible industry practices for the fantasy gaming sector.
Commenting on the new appointment, Anwar Shirpurwala, CEO, IFSG said, “It is an honour to have Mr. Roy on IFSG’s advisory board and further strengthen the bench. During his vast tenure, Mr. Roy has played a pivotal role in bolstering the Indian police force, streamlining operations as well as improving overall perception. The Fantasy Sports industry in India is growing rapidly, we believe that Mr. Roy’s rich experience in successfully planning, strategizing and executing policies is sure to have a positive impact on the industry at large.”
Elaborating on his role at IFSG, Roy added, “I am happy to join IFSG and get associated in shaping steer the evolving fantasy sports ecosystem, as the industry readies for exponential growth and helps set up best industry practices around self-regulation.
Fantasy Sports is helping millions of sports fans engage deeply and meaningfully with their favourite sports and use their knowledge and skill in a meaningful way. Along with my fellow board members, I will work towards ensuring the fantasy sports users enjoy a fair playing environment and set industry benchmarks.”