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.