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BBC World News hosts 16th edition of Annual Golf Connect

The special guest of the event was Indian cricketer Kapil Dev

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MUMBAI: BBC World News’ 16th annual Golf Connect brought around 100 top corporate golfers in India under one roof. The event took place on 1 February at the ITC Classic Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon, attended by legendary cricketer Kapil Dev and professional Indian Golfer Tvesa Malik.

The event attracted over 100 of India’s top corporate golfers highlighting the sought after nature of the occasion and showcasing the BBC’s commitment to engaging corporate leaders across India.

The special guest of the event was Indian cricketer Kapil Dev. Dev is regarded as one of the sport's best all-rounders and as one of the greatest captains in the history of cricket, helping India win its first ever Cricket World Cup in 1983. He is also a professional golfer and represented India in the 2018 Asia Pacific Seniors in Japan.

Since its launch in 2004, the BBC World News Golf Connect event has offered India’s corporate leaders the opportunity to demonstrate their skills on the fairway whilst building valuable relationships with colleagues from across their industries, with the event attracting C-suite leaders from top brands across the country.

Hosted by BBC World News, the day showcased the BBC’s substantial global offering across both the World News channel and online at BBC.com, demonstrating the BBC’s commitment to the Indian market, which now holds the biggest BBC news global audience, having grown from 30 to 50 million people in a year.

BBC World News and BBC.com, the BBC’s commercially funded international 24-hour English news platforms, are owned and operated by BBC Global News. BBC World News television is available in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, and over 465 million households and 3 million hotel rooms. The channel is also available on over 180 cruise ships, 53 airlines, including 13 distributing the channel live inflight.

BBC.com offers up-to-the-minute international news, in-depth analysis and features, including BBC Worklife, BBC Culture, BBC Future, BBC and BBC Reel, for PCs, tablets and mobile devices to more than 110 million unique browsers each month.

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