One more team in HIL?

The success of the inaugural Hockey India League seems to have caught the attention of the country’s top corporate houses with eight of them expressing interest in owning the sixth fanchise that will be added to the event next year.

According to a source in Hockey India, the sixth franchise will be based out of one of these five cities -- Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhopal and Bhubaneswar.

“There were no takers for the sixth franchise in this year’s HIL but the tournament’s success has hightened the interest among corporates to buy the sixth team.

Eight top corporate houses are in the running to buy the sixth franchise,” the source said.

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