15 reasons why you should look forward to Hockey India League – Season 3

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India has changed a lot.  Don’t you think so?  Be it for good or bad, but changes have happened.  One of the remarkable good changes have been the Globalization of the sporting culture.  IPL is one of the greatest examples. The good news is, other sports are following the same ideas to promote themselves and it has helped them a lot.

So following the same pattern,  the all new season of Hockey India League is here.  Here are the reasons why you should absolutely look forward to the greater and the better season of HIL!

1. Awareness – Yes, the first and foremost benefit of Hockey India League will be increase in the level of awareness. Indians worship cricket, now with such tournaments there are chances that people will start to know a little more about other important sports like hockey too.
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2. Starry connection – John Abraham. Yes, you are imagining it right. The hot guy cheering in the stands, shouting his lungs out for his team. What a sight it will be, to watch him in that avtaar. Yes, John, Suresh Raina and other big names will be a head turner this season.
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3. The IPL concept – The teams are regionally divided. We have 6 teams, namely Punjab Warriors, Delhi Waveriders, Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Ranchi Rays, Kalinga Lancers (Bhubhaneshwar), and Dabang Mumbai. Last season Delhi and Mumbai showed all the love to their respective home teams. Let us hope for great response this year too. After all, the all new season is promising a better show this time!
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4. Vast Coverage –  Yes, now the media will play its vital role. HIL will be covered by many national, domestic and local channels so as to make the viewers from different corner of the world feel comfortable.
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5. Investment equivalent to more resources – Investors are now taking active interest in investing resources to various other sports, which is a good sign. Every sport should be treated equally.
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6. International connects – Just like in IPL, HIL will also feature many international hockey players. This will not only help players grow overall, but will also give a great exposure to the young players.
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7. Improved tactics – Hiring coaches and managers from abroad means inviting knowledge and tactics and strategies of the game in bundles. It will not only help Indian players, but also the coaches, as they will get international exposure too.
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8. Justice for hockey fans across the globe – Yes, they do exist. In minority, but they do exist. It will be a gala tournament for such people to see their favorite sport at such a grand level.
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9.  Mixture of commercial venture plus vision – Talking about commercialization, it exists in every sector now. Good news here is that HIL is a commercial venture along with a noble vision. Commercialization will help various industries grow and the vision will help create great hockey players.
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10. A chance to shine for Indian players – Hockey India League will be watched across the globe, hence the potential won’t be hidden anymore. If you have talent, showcase it, the world will be watching. It is going to be a lifetime opportunity for many of the young players.
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11. World publicity – I am sure many of us do not know our Indian hockey team that well. But the scenario will soon change. HIL will give every player their share of publicity.
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12. Improvement at domestic level – Proper coaching and assistance will be provided at grass root level as now the administration and management has something to look forward to.
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13. Youngsters will live their dreams – Some of the team members of HIL are very young. Getting a huge platform like this will definitely boost up their morale.
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14. Exposure – More than playing with foreign players and getting proper coaching, what is important is the level of exposure. To challenge the limits and to cross every hurdle tactically will be some lessons which players will carry with them for the lifetime.
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15. Global sporting nation – With HIL coming into existence, we have one satisfaction that India is moving towards becoming a Global Sporting Nation.
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So all the sport loving fans, wake up and show your love towards Hockey. My favorite pick is Delhi for obvious reasons. What’s your pick?  Let us know in the comments section below.

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