Raina becomes co-owner of HIL team
India batsman Suresh Raina on Monday joined the Hockey India League (HIL) franchise team, Uttar Pradesh Wizards, as its co-owner. The announcement of his association was made by Abhijit Sarkar of Uttar Pradesh Wizards in an event held at Sahara Shaher, here in the presence of state cricket captain Raina. Born in Ghaziabad, Raina has represented Uttar Pradesh at all levels in cricket. Speaking on the announcement of the association with Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Raina said, ‘It is a memorable day for me because on Monday I am immensely proud to be associated with the national sport of our country, hockey, by joining UP Wizards. I would also like congratulate the hockey team for winning gold in Incheon Asiad.