Ranchi Rays is one of the six teams that are playing in the Hockey India League (HIL). The team won the HIL title in its debut season in 2015, and finished the 2016 season at the third place. Ranchi features some of the leading Indian and international players, such as Ashley Jackson, Tyler Lovell, Gurbaj Singh and Manpreet Singh.
Arun Pandey, CMD, Rhiti Sports: MS Dhoni has supported every sport and hockey is another sport which is close to Mahi’s heart. When this opportunity came, Mahi quickly accepted it as he always wants to do something for his state and country. This is an indeed way to uplift hockey in his state which is our national game. We have long term plans to uplift hockey at grassroot level.
Hockey India League Chairman Dr. Narinder Batra: This is a great moment for Hockey India League to have MS Dhoni on board as a franchisee owner of the world’s most prominent hockey league. I am happy by the kind of support that the League is garnering from all quarters. This development also shows the advancement of the HHIL where reputed corporate and sports promoters are coming together to take Indian hockey at a new level altogether.