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Isberg named 2016 HIL Tournament Director

Bjorn IsbergNew Delhi, Dec 30: Sweden’s Bjorn Isberg on Wednesday was named the tournament director of the fourth edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) that will be held across six venues in India from January 18 to February 21.

The tournament will witness six franchises — Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Delhi Waveriders, Kalinga Lancers, Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Dabang Mumbai and defending champions Ranchi Rays — battling for supremacy.

Alongside Isberg, Scottish Andy Mair has been appointed as the umpire’s manager while Muthukumar Balakrisnan from Malaysia will don the role of assistant tournament director, announced Hockey India (HI).

The following is the complete list of officials for 2016 HIL:

Tournament Director: Bjorn Isberg (SWE)
Lead Umpires Manager: Craig Gribble (NZL)
Umpires Manager: Andy Mair (SCO)
Assistant Tournament Director: Muthukumar Balakrisnan (MAS), Gavin Hawke (NZL)
Technical Officers: Claudius de Sales (IND), Davinder Bhatia (IND), Ashutosh Verma (IND)
Judges: Milind Narwekar (IND), Anjali Sharma (IND), Sonia Bathla (IND)
International Umpires: German Montes de Oca (ARG), Marcin Grochal (POL), Martin Madden (SCO), David Tomlinson (NZL), Jakub Mejzlik (CZE), Ben Göntgen (GER)
Indian Umpires: R.V. Raghuprasad, G.S. Sangha, Ripudaman Sharma, Deepak Joshi, Dhaval Prajapti, Anil Kumar.(IANS)

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