Hockey India League today announced Captain of India Cricket Team, MS Dhoni in support of Sahara India Pariwar as the new franchisee owners for the Ranchi team.
Coining the team Ranchi Rays, MS Dhoni was himself present for the announcement conference held in Ranchi today alongwith Abhijit Sarkar, head-Corporate Communications, Sahara India Pariwar and director – Sahara Adventures Sports Ltd and Dr. Narinder Batra, chairman, Hockey India League.
“Today I am very happy to own the franchisee of Ranchi Team in the Hockey India League. I was always interested to do something for this region and I want to see also that hockey should be uplifted from the grassroot level. I have got this franchisee with the support of Sahara India Pariwar, one of the prime promoter and patron of sports in India,” said MS Dhoni.
Subsequent to his association with ISL, MS Dhoni continues his support towards other sports beyond being the captain of the Indian Cricket team and Sahara India Pariwar which already owns the Lucknow team in the League will now co-own the Ranchi team from this edition of the Hockey India League.
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