Suresh Raina Joins Hockey India League Franchise UP Wizards as Co-Owner

Suresh Raina has become second current Indian cricketer after captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to join the Hockey India League.

Updated: November 17, 2014 21:41 IST
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Abhijit Sarkar (left) of U.P. Wizards with Suresh Raina.


Lucknow: Indian cricketer Suresh Raina on Monday joined Hockey India League (HIL) franchise Uttar Pradesh Wizards as its co-owner.

The announcement was made by Abhijit Sarkar of the Wizards here. Born in Ghaziabad, Raina has represented Uttar Pradesh at all levels in cricket.

"It is a memorable day for me because today I am immensely proud to be associated with the national sport of our country hockey by joining UP Wizards. On this occasion, I would also like to take the opportunity of congratulating the Indian hockey team for bringing laurels to our nation by winning the Asian Games gold after a span of 16 years and directly qualifying for the Olympics," said Raina.

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