Hockey India League begins with glittering ceremony

The captains of the five franchises then took the oath to play in the spirit of the game.

updated: January 14, 2013 21:37 IST
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New Delhi: The inaugural Hockey India League (HIL), aimed at improving the state of the nation's national game, began with a dazzling opening ceremony here on Monday. However, the event at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium failed to attract a sizeable crowd.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) styled league kicked off with Delhi Wave Riders hosting Jaypee Punjab Warriors but a lot of action was in store before the start of the match.

A light and sound show started the action-packed ceremony and was followed by an enthralling dance performance from a Ukrainian couple.

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  • Navjot Singh Bhagwantsingh Sidhu
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