It all began at Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, where Amit Sood and Navneet Singh Khichi met as young schoolboys deeply involved in sports. Amit was a part of the school cricket team, and Navneet, a fanatic football player. Little did they know their friendship and shared love for sports was going to grow into something a lot bigger in the years to come.
After school, each went his own way. Amit joined his father’s gravure printing business and later set up his own company. Becoming a successful entrepreneur saw no abatement in his passion for sport. Not being able to put together a cricket team, he turned to golf and continues to play the amateur game to this day. He also dabbles in other sport from time to time. Navneet went on to work with Collage Sports Management and represented international athletes such as star cricketers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, Olympic Silver Medalist Lt. Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, to name a few. As Sports Marketing Manager, adidas India, he was instrumental in securing deals with the Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils, and a contract renewal for Sachin Tendulkar. He had also run Virender Sehwag’s cricketing academy. They connected again in 2014. And it was then that they discovered they shared more than just a love for sports. They shared a vision. One that could transform the sporting culture of the country at all levels. This meeting on a sunny afternoon sowed the seed for what would eventually become Sqadgear.