Navjot Singh Sidhu named Hockey India League brand ambassador

HIL will see players from 11 countries participating. The first edition will see participation from five teams namely Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Delhi Waveriders, Mumbai Magicians and Ranchi Rhinos.

updated: January 14, 2013 18:04 IST
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New Delhi: Former India cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu was named the brand ambassador of the Hockey India League (HIL) here on Monday.

"Hockey is our mother sport. Overall, HIL offers a brilliant marketing package to popularise the game. I believe this league will act as a catalyst to galvanise the growth of hockey in the country and revive interest amongst the youth," said Sidhu.

"Right now a few Indian players go abroad and participate in multiple leagues across the world. With the advent of HIL, India will now have a world class event right at its doorstep. The best players from across the globe will be seen in action here.

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