World Series Hockey to stream matches live on YouTube

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Mumbai, March 27, 2012: Bridgestone World Series Hockey today announced its partnership with YouTube to live stream all the matches online to the global audience. The deal will further add to the strong momentum the series has seen so far. With the action heating up, hockey fans across the globe will be able to catch all the action from the league matches and the semis and final match slated for 1st and 2nd April on its dedicated channel on YouTube (

The move will give Bridgestone World Series Hockey access to global markets and fans will be also be able to access match highlights of the entire tournament.

Bridgestone World Series Hockey Highlights

Yannick Colaco, COO, Nimbus Sport, said, “The historic inaugural edition of Bridgestone World Series Hockey already has many firsts to its credit and this partnership with YouTube has taken the league to all the global fans. The response on the online space is extremely overwhelming and we’re excited to take this fantastic tournament to hockey fans across the globe.” Continue reading →

Vodafone, Seagram’s Imperial Blue sign up as Official Sponsors of WSH

Mumbai, February 29: Close to the announcement of Bridgestone bagging the Title Sponsorship of the Inaugural World Series Hockey, leading power brands Vodafone and Seagram’s Imperial Blue have signed up as Official Sponsors.

Vodafone LogoYannick Colaco, COO Nimbus Sport said – “I am delighted to welcome Vodafone and Imperial Blue to our sponsor family. The response to the inaugural Bridgestone World Series Hockey has been quite spectacular from our fans and commercial partners. We will work closely with all our partners to create maximum value and a win-win partnership”

Anuradha Aggarwal, Sr.VP Consumer Insights and Communications of Vodafone said – “We have been associated with marquee sporting properties like IPL and F1. There is a definite upswing in terms of awareness and sentiments for our national game (Hockey). WSH has tremendous long term potential and we would like to create interesting and engaging outreach programs for our subscribers around this property,” Continue reading →

Indian National Team Players Reaffirm Participation in Bridgestone WSH

We are pleased to confirm that all players contracted to play in the inaugural edition of Bridgestone World Series Hockey (WSH), including players from India’s successful Olympic Qualifier team, have reaffirmed their participation in Bridgestone WSH 2012. These confirmations come despite the latest antics by IHF’s rival body in announcing a fictitious camp for Olympic probables. The IHF and WSH have been informed by the relevant authorities of sport in India that no such camp has been planned or even requested for. We have been further informed that there are no plans to conduct ANY National camp before the 4th of April 2012

 Indian Hockey and the path-breaking event, WSH are beyond these petty politics and publicity stunts. In fact, World Series Hockey launched an incentive program called “Strive For Gold” to motivate the Indian hockey team to excel at the 2012 London Olympics. We are delighted that the team is in the right direction and re-confirm that every WSH player who was part of the victorious squad will be paid Rs 5 lakh each for achieving the first milestone.

India and the world of hockey have waited long enough; Bridgestone World Series Hockey will launch on the 29th of February 2012 . The Opening match in Chandigarh will see the Bhopal Badshahs taking on the Chandigarh Commets and will be preceded by a spectacular opening ceremony featuring Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan, Mika, Neha Dhupia and many other star performers.

Grand Opening of WSH to feature Saif Ali Khan

Dazzling Performances by Mika, Neha Dhupia, and other Bollywood Stars

Wizcraft Entertainment, India’s leading Communication and Entertainment Company has been appointed to conceptualize and produce a spectacular Opening Ceremony for the Bridgestone World Series Hockey in Chandigarh on February 29. Wizcraft is well-known for organizing some of the finest opening ceremonies of mega sports events like the 2011 World Cup, IPL and 2010 Commonwealth Games, and is now set to dazzle the audience at the biggest hockey championship in the world.

Prabhjot Singh, Adrian D'souza, Arjun Halappa, Saif Ali Khan, Viren Rasquinha and Rajpal Singh with WSH Trophy

Prabhjot Singh, Adrian D'souza, Arjun Halappa, Saif Ali Khan, Viren Rasquinha and Rajpal Singh with WSH Trophy

The Grand Opening will feature superstar Saif Ali Khan. The power packed line up of performers include singing sensation Mika, super performer Neha Dhupia, ‘Rockstar’ singer Harshdeep Kaur, and many others.

Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan said “I look forward to being a part of the opening ceremony of World Series Hockey. The association of Agent Vinod with this action-packed event was more of an emotional reason as my grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, represented India in hockey. Our national sport has been ignored for a while and an initiative like this will ensure the sport is given its due attention and will resonate well with the youth of India.” Continue reading →

Tickets for Brigdestone World Series Hockey

The Ticket sale have started for the most-awaited world hockey tournament, the inaugural Bridgestone World Series Hockey (WSH) which will be played in 8 cities, featuring 59 matches, beginning from February 29, 2012. The Opening Ceremony of the Bridgestone WSH will be a star-studded affair in Chandigarh, and it will be followed by the inaugural match between Chandigarh Comets and Bhopal Badshahs.

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Yannick Colaco, COO of Nimbus Sport said, “I am delighted to announce the sale of tickets of the inaugural Bridgestone World Series Hockey. We have been overwhelmed by the response of the fans. I am particularly happy as all the franchise owners have taken the initiative to price the tickets in a manner that will make the matches accessible to all the fans.”

The tickets for the Bridgestone WSH can be bought from our franchisees’ ticket-partners as follows:

Team Price Points (in Rs.) Ticketing Partner/Website
Bhopal Badshahs 60/150/250 Book My Seats
Chandigarh Comets 50/100/250/500 Book My Seats
Chennai Cheetahs 100/250/500/
Book My Show
Delhi Wizards 49/150 KyaZoonga
Karnataka Lions 100 KyaZoonga
Mumbai Marines 50/100/250 KyaZoonga
Pune Strykers 100/150/200/250/750 Ayojak
Sher-E-Punjab 50/100/250/500/750 Book My Seats

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Bollywood Brigade joins Bridgestone World Series Hockey

Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre company, has come on board as the ‘Title Sponsor’ of World Series Hockey (WSH), the biggest-ever hockey league in the world. And Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan became the latest celebrity fan of Bridgestone World Series Hockey as he unveiled the dazzling trophy at a glittering function held today in Mumbai.

The versatile actor spoke passionately about hockey being a family heirloom, starting with his grandfather, the Senior Nawab of Patuadi, Iftikar Ali Khan Patuadi who played for India. Saif confirmed his participation at the opening ceremony of the Bridgestone WSH in Chandigarh on February 29.

Viren Rasquinha, Prabhjot Singh, Arjun Halappa, Adrian D'souza, Rajpal and Saif Ali Khan Unveiling the Bridgestone WSH Trophy

Viren Rasquinha, Prabhjot Singh, Arjun Halappa, Adrian D'souza, Rajpal and Saif Ali Khan Unveiling the Bridgestone WSH Trophy

 Bollywood has come out in full support of the inaugural path breaking Bridgestone WSH. Action star and sports enthusiast Suniel Shetty is the ‘Brand Ambassador’ for the league. ‘Anna’ (Suniel Shetty) said, “The Bridgestone WSH is an idea whose time has come. I’m proud to be supporting our national game and I’m sure the Bridgestone WSH will help hockey regain its pride.”

Bridgestone World Series Hockey will be a star studded event and many more celebrities will be a part of this league.

H. Tanigawa, Managing Director, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd, said, “We are thrilled with our association with World Series Hockey. This is a revolutionary concept and we want to be a catalyst in promoting India’s national game amongst millions of passionate fans.” He further added, “Bridgestone has been actively associated with various marquee sporting events and joining hands with World Series Hockey is a natural extension of our marketing philosophy. We look forward to a long term win-win association”

Nimbus Sport COO Yannick Colaco said, “We are delighted to welcome Bridgestone as the title sponsor for the inaugural World Series Hockey. The Bridgestone World Series Hockey is all set to wow the hockey enthusiasts around the world with unmatched skill and excitement. It is indeed a landmark moment to have a reputed international brand like Bridgestone begin its association with Hockey through WSH.”