Cedric D`Souza appointed as new coach of Delhi Waveriders

New Delhi: Former national hockey coach Cedric D`Souza has been roped in by Delhi Waveriders as their new coach for the second edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) scheduled to begin next month.

Introducing the new coach, Ajit Pal Singh, former captain of the Indian Hockey Team and Chief Advisor, Delhi Waveriders said, "Cedric has coaching experience in domestic as well as international arena, and working experience with Indian as well as global players.

"His passion for fitness, technique and mental toughness makes him one of the most sought after coaches in India hockey. With Cedric in our ranks, Delhi Waveriders will be the team to beat this season."

The Delhi franchise also announced a new face of the franchise, actor and producer, John Abraham, who will also be co-owner of the team.

Speaking on the occasion, Abraham said, "This is a great opportunity for me to be associated with Hockey, our national sport. Delhi Waveriders has an excellent team led by Sardar Singh, I am sure this team will do well and be the super team of the Hockey India League in 2014.

"My vision is to see Hockey in the forefront of all sports played in India once gain and soon this vision is going to be a reality."

The Hockey India League is scheduled to be held from January 25 to February 15 with six teams competing against each other.