What World Series Hockey is all about?

Updated: Feb 29, 2012, 17:07 PM IST

World Series Hockey is a joint initiative between the Indian Hockey Federation and Nimbus Sport.

The objective behind conceiving this event is to reinvigorate the sport of Hockey in India and creating a financially self sustaining ecosystem for Hockey to thrive and grow to become the “sport of choice” for young Indians.

The annual event will feature “city–based” teams playing against each other in a “home and away” league, culminating into a multi header playoff to determine the World Series Hockey Champion.

Salient features of the series:

• The league will be featuring some of the finest talents from the world of field hockey.

• It is a multi-city league on a franchisee-based model, beginning with 8 teams from across India.

• Players have been allocated to teams based on a ‘Draft’ system, modelled successfully by various other sporting\leagues globally.

• World Series Hockey is specifically designed to provide a wealth of opportunities for the 4 most important stake holders of the sport of Hockey.

• The League will provide additional employment and financial opportunities to players in India and abroad. This will be a significant boon particularly for the players in India who’s income from hockey is less than the minimum wage of most developed countries.

• It offers lucrative financial incentives with the league presenting to a first year total prize purse of approximately USD 2 million.

• It also provides an opportunity for players to focus on hockey and become professionals, which in turn raises level of game.

• The opportunity for fans to follow and watch LIVE hockey matches of the highest quality in their own city, locally or nationally, across various media platforms

• Showcasing a global event staged to the highest of international standards in your own backyard.

• Improving and increasing sporting infrastructure and eco-system thus raising the quality of the sport and the spectator experience.

• A truly professional platform to support Hockey; highest quality of event and sponsor benefit delivery

• World Series Hockey is aimed at providing a world-class platform for hockey not only in India but across the globe, fuelling the growth of the sport by inspiring future generations to take up Hockey.