NEW DELHI, 14 Sept 2014: Hockey India League today announced that the New Mumbai franchise would be taken up by DoIT Sports Management (India) Pvt. Ltd., making it the sixth franchise that will compete in the prestigious international event to be held every year in January – Fe bruary.
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 will have a positive impact on this season’s Hockey India League. 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.”
Speaking on the owning the Mumbai Franchise of HIL, Ms. Radha Kapoor said “We have always strived towards promotion of sports in India. This franchise in Hockey India League will be an opportunity to be associated with a game which has millions of fan following across the world. With so many people attached to this game we did not want to miss out on this opportunity and we are confident this endeavor will enable us to support the game in the region as we will also aim to identify young talent through our various initiatives”.
DoIT Sports Management was incorporated as part of DoIT Creations Group which was founded by Radha Kapoor, a creative entrepreneur promoting creative and innovative new sunrise opportunities focused on entrepreneurship. The main vision of the company is promoting sports, athletes, sports athletes, sports facilities and events across India.
The Sports Management Group marked its foray in sports with the ownership of the Delhi Franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League- Dabang Delhi.
Other than this venture, 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 and have recently acquired a strategic stake in the well established Business World (BW) magazine.