Nimbus Sport has entered into an agreement with the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) to conceptualize, stage and market an annual hockey league called “World Series Hockey” (the League), with the first edition scheduled to be launched in late 2011.
"Hockey league will be the world’s largest hockey tournament which will be staged in the hockey tournament between November and February every year. We will produce to some high definition television and expect to deliver to over 70 countries worldwide. We believe it will become number one platform for players to showcase their abilities and also become number one commercial asset in the world of hockey,” Nimbus Communications Executive Chairman, Harish Thawani said.
An annual event, the League entails participation of upto 10 teams in its first year, using a city based model. The entire event will take place on ‘home and away’ basis culminating into multi header Playoffs. The first edition of World Series Hockey will take place between November / December 2011 to February 2012, feature upto 100 matches and upto 250 hockey players from India and around the world.