Hockey India League Adds Odisha-Based Kalinga Lancers As Sixth Field Hockey Club
Odisha, India Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday "formally launched Kalinga lancers, the latest franchise" to join the Hockey India League, according to the PTI. Patnaik also unveiled "Kalinga Lancers' logo and jersey for the members of the Odisha" field hockey team. The Lancers would be the "sixth team in the tournament which is scheduled to start" Jan. 23. The state-owned Industrial Infrastructure Development Corp. and Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL) have "joined hands and formed Odisha Sports Development and Promotion Company to own the franchise" (PTI, 11/19).