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DoIT Sports Management takes Mumbai franchise for Hockey India League
MUMBAI: DoIT Sports Management has taken ownership of the Mumbai franchise for Hockey India League. Earlier, Mumbai’s previous owner Dabur had pulled out of the league.
DoIT Sports Management is led by Radha Kapoor. It also owns the Delhi franchise in the Pro Kabaddi League.
HIL chairman Narinder Batra said, “We welcome DoIT Sports Management on board the Hockey India League. As they already have immense knowledge in the sports arena, we are confident they will have a positive impact on this season’s HIL. They are a new company with exciting new ideas for the region and are looking at contributing towards the development and growth of Hockey in the country,” said”.
Kapoor said, “The pride and passion associated with hockey, India’s most successful Olympic team sport, is well known. DoIT Sports aims to take the same passion and pride to the field. DoIT Sports is committed to contributing towards grassroots development of hockey in India”.
Earlier, a new franchise came for Pune. It is owned by Anirban Sarkar, who also owns Deccan Water Treatment. He said, “Having closely and sincerely following the developments of Hockey in our country under the leadership of Dr. Narinder Batra, I was very impressed and felt a need to be a part and contribute to the sport”. This franchise replaced Ranchi which pulled out.
Batra said, “We welcome Deccan Water Treatment and Mr Sarkar as the new franchise for next season’s Hockey India League. These are exciting times for us as a new city will be able to witness the tournament and the amount of people we will be reaching out too will also be more in number. With a new franchise coming in and a company like Deccan Water Treatment contributing to the sport, we are moving in the right direction.”