You only have to delve deep into the runaway success on and off the field of cricket’s Indian Premier League, as well as the franchise additions across other leagues and sports, to understand how important the competition has become in India – and across the globe.
The Hockey India League was conceived a decade ago, disbanded in 2017 and now (after murmurings of a return in 2019) firmly back on the agenda this week as Hockey India announced a commercial partner to firm up franchises, look for a title sponsor and put HIL back on the map.
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