RISE Worldwide Talent Management Division signs Ishan Kishan

Aug 18, 2021
India international cricketer Ishan Kishan has signed with RISE Worldwide for his global management and marketing representation.

Ishan Kishan had led India at the Under 19 World Cup in 2016, finishing runners-up to West Indies. After an arduous wait of over four years, Ishan made his India debut in T20Is against the touring England side in March earlier this year and followed it up with the ODI cap against Sri Lanka recently.

“Last couple of years has been an incredible journey for me personally, both as a cricketer and an individual,” says Ishan Kishan, adding “As I now make the transition to international cricket, I am happy to have the team at RISE Worldwide support me off the field.”

Ishan has made the most of the opportunities IPL has provided. The young wicketkeeper-batsman from Jharkhand rose rapidly in the circle with his brand of attacking cricket.

Ishan becomes the eighth cricketer to join RISE Worldwide’s ever-growing talent management roster. The firm will work closely with Ishan on strategic career management, providing extensive resources and expertise to generate value in all facets and stages of his career, except for individual playing contracts. RISE Worldwide will also look into recurring revenue streams via endorsements, appearances and licensing.

RISE Worldwide is already in advanced discussion with key sports and lifestyle brands which fit in synergy with Ishan’s profile.

Says Nikhil Bardia, Head of Sponsorship Sales & Talent Division, RISE Worldwide:

“This is a challenging yet exciting era to grow our talent management division and we are delighted to welcome Ishan Kishan to our world-class talent roster at RISE Worldwide. We now have an 8-member strong talent representation, with two of the most dynamic current cricketers, Suryakumar Yadav and now Ishan on-board with us. Since 2016, we have provided representation and management to our athletes and we believe in working with our clients and partners to bring unmatched experiences.

RISE Worldwide’s (formerly IMG-Reliance) talent division has grown rapidly with the addition of the country’s most exciting cricket stars, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav and now Ishan Kishan.