League Notes: The Japan Basketball League Will Change Its Name Next Season
The Japan Basketball Association announced that its current Japan Basketball League will be relaunched as the National Basketball League for the start of the '13 season. The letter 'N' of NBL also represents "New" and "Nippon," which means "Japan" (JIJI PRESS, 9/19). ... Business house Wave Group has taken up the Delhi franchise in the Hockey India League, making it the fourth of the six teams that will compete in the field hockey tournament starting in January. Wave Group, under Gurdeep Singh 'Ponty' Chadha, will own the Delhi franchise in the HIL, making it the business group's "maiden foray in the world of sports" (PTI, 9/17).