Hockey India League franchise Delhi Waveriders announced that Bollywood actor John Abraham is its co-owner and will support the team from the sidelines in the 2nd edition of the event starting January 25. It was also revealed that former India coach Cedric D’Souza will coach the team replacing Ajay Kumar Bansal.
Talking on the occasion, John Abraham said: “This is a great opportunity for me to be associated with Hockey, our national sport. Waveriders has an excellent team led by Sardar Singh, I am sure this team will do well and be the super team of the HIL in 2014. My vision is to see Hockey in the forefront of all sports played in India once again and soon this vision is going to be a reality.”
Waveriders CEO Amar Sinha said: “With John Abraham joining us to develop the franchise, we are all committed to fulfilling our vision of reigniting the love and passion for our national sport from the grass root level.”
John Abraham had reportedly bought a 13 % share in the franchise.