Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Presenting Mumbai Ring Hockey League, Yuvraj Walmiki, Adrian D'Souza to take part in it

Malad Gymkhana presents 
Leading players from the city will be seen in action during the inaugural MRHL (Mumbai Rink Hockey League), to be played under floodlights at the Malad Gymkhana from December 1 to 5, 2015.


A total of 54 players were picked during a players’ draft by the six franchise-based teams that will be vying for the top honours in the Rs 2.5 lakhs prize-money event, which has been conceptualised by former Indian stalwarts Gavin Ferreira and Cornelius D’Costa.


The participating teams and the owners are – Mumbai Phantoms (owner Pranav Ashar), UK United (Ronnie D’Souza), Jabaaz Almedians (Anita D’Mello & Almedian Family), Poisar Pirates (Ryan Fonseca & Francis Cardoso), Wadala Wanderers (Angela D’Souza & Agnelo Dias), Orlem Vikings (Neri D’Lima & Elvis D’Souza).

Olympian Adrian D’Souza, a local goalkeeper from Malad, is the star player of the Jabaaz Almedians outfit, which will be coached by Sunil Singh, while international Yuvraj Walmiki was drafted by the U.K. United with Deepak Joshi as the coach.

Orlem Vikings, coached by Rahul Singh has picked Vikram Pillay, penalty corner specialist Amit Gowda is with Wadala Wanderers to be coached by Ramesh Pillay. The star in Mumbai Phantoms ranks is Vikas Pillay with Mukul Pandey as coach and Merzban ‘Bawa’ Patel the coach of Poisar Pirates will have Girish Pimpale as his star player.

The tournament will feature six teams which will be played in league cum knockout basis.

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