Hockey India League today announced that the Mumbai franchise has been taken up by DoIT Sports Management (India) Pvt. Ltd., a creative sports entity championing “Rurban” Indian sporting ventures, making it the sixth franchise that will compete in the prestigious international event, held every year in January – February.
In the first two seasons, Dabur group owned Mumbai franchise, who pulled out of the league. Winners of first edition Ranchi Rhinos also pulled out of the league, while a new franchise owned Deccan Water Treatment Pvt. Ltd. has been added. The new franchise will be based in Pune.
Speaking on the announcement Hockey India Secretary-General and Hero Hockey India League Chairman Dr. 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 that they will have a positive impact on this season’s Hockey India League. They are a young and creative company with exciting new ideas for the region and are looking to contribute towards the development and growth of Hockey in the country.”
Speaking on owning the Mumbai Franchise of HIL, Radha Kapoor, Director, DoIT Sports Management said, “The pride and passion associated with India’s most successful Olympic team sport – Hockey – is known well world over. DoIT Sports aims to take the same passion and pride to the field in the worlds’ premiere hockey tournament – the Hockey India League. Already featuring the best international talent DoIT Sports plans to support and field India’s most talented in the League. Instituted to promote sporting disciplines, DoIT Sports is committed to contributing towards grassroot development of hockey in India. The Mumbai franchise will promote a dynamic sporting culture and bring together the best talent management systems to actualize our sporting vision into a reality.”
DoIT Sports Management (India) Pvt Ltd was incorporated as a part of DoIT Creations Group with the vision of promoting sports, athletes, sports facilities and events across India. Founded by Radha Kapoor, a creative entrepreneur, DoIT Creations has been instituted to promote creative and innovative new sunrise opportunities focused on entrepreneurship.
About DoIT Sports Management (India) Pvt Ltd:
§ DoIT Sports Management (India) Pvt Ltd was incorporated as a part of DoIT Creations Group with the vision of promoting sports, athletes, sports facilities and events across India
§ DoIT Creations Group is founded by Radha Kapoor, a creative entrepreneur promoting creative and innovative new sunrise opportunities focused on entrepreneurship
? DoIT Creations has established the Indian School of Design and Innovation (‘ISDI’) in Mumbai in collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design, New York in 2013
? Recently acquired a strategic stake in the well established Business World (BW) magazine
? Marked its foray in sports with the ownership of the Delhi franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League – “Dabang Delhi”