Sahara picks Lucknow franchisee of Hockey India League

24 Jul,2012

By A Correspondent

 

Sahara India Pariwar, a major business conglomerate, has announced that it has picked up one of the Lucknow franchise of the Hockey India League (HIL), which is to be started by Hockey India. The Hockey India League (HIL) will initially comprise of six teams which will play amongst each other (both home and away matches).

 

Moreover, by taking up this franchisee, Sahara India Pariwar intends to encourage young talents, thereby giving them a platform to nurture their skills under the supervision of talented sportsmen.

 

Speaking on the occasion, ‘Saharasri’ Subrata Roy Sahara, Managing Worker & Chairman, Sahara India Pariwar, said: “We are proud to associate with this great game, which has created legends in the past. By taking up this franchise, we are sure that fresh talent will be identified at city and regional level, who in turn will bring laurels to our beloved nation. We are also hopeful, that following our efforts to encourage hockey, other corporate entities will also come forward to support this league which will eventually benefit the game and its exponents.”

 

Mr. Narendra Batra, Secretary General, Hockey India, said: “I am grateful to Sahara India Pariwar, for again coming forward in support of Hockey. The Group has always supported the sport of hockey.”

 

Apart from being sponsor to the Indian Hockey Team, Sahara India Pariwar had also joined hands with Federation Internationale De Hockey (FIH) in 2004, the World’s apex Body for Hockey, and became the 4th Global Partner of the Federation for 3 years.

 

 

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