More stars join WSH Teams in second draft

All Indian players confirmed for the league

The scheduled second round of the player draft for World Series Hockey was held today, with each team strengthening their squads from the pool of players. The first season of WSH starts on the 29th of February.

In this draft, players from Australia, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, South Africa & India were picked by the various franchises.

Among the notable picks of the day, Canadian captain Ken Pereira was chosen by Pune Strykers while Australian Mark Harris and Indian Hamza Mujtaba got selected by Chennai Cheetahs. South African Olympian Clyde Abraham was picked by Mumbai Marines while Gagan Ajit Singh, the ace Indian striker, will make his comeback into hockey with Sher-e-Punjab.

Gagan Ajit Singh said, “I’m glad to make a comeback through this prestigious league. I truly believe it will start a glorious new era for Indian hockey and I can’t wait to get started for Sher-e-Punjab. It is a team with a great combination of speed and spirit and I’m sure we’ll play entertaining hockey which will make us championship contenders.”

Preeti Pariat Mehta, Event Director, WSH, said, “All the 8 franchises have teams to last an entire season with tough competition for spots in the starting XI. This will ensure that the quality of hockey in the first edition will remain top-notch from start to finish and is fantastic news for the league and our fans”

L T Nanwani, franchise owner of the Chennai Cheetahs, said, “We are extremely happy with our picks. Mark Harris, Davinderpal Singh, Jasbir Singh, Shivamani, B K Muthanna and Hamza Mujtaba are solid players who will add value at crucial stages of the tournament. With outstanding leadership at the top in the form of Jose Brasa & Brent Livermore, coupled with the addition of these players who will merge into a squad full of youth and experience, Chennai Cheetahs is well placed to make a serious challenge for the title”

Below is the list of players drafted into each team in the second draft:

Name

Country

Team

Affan Yousuf

India

Bhopal Badshahs

Cariappa A D

India

Bhopal Badshahs

Ganendrajit Ningombam

India

Bhopal Badshahs

Geowynne Kyle Gamiet

South Africa

Bhopal Badshahs

Harmanpreet Singh

India

Bhopal Badshahs

Karan Bhaskaran

India

Bhopal Badshahs

Rajesh Kumar

India

Bhopal Badshahs

Belsajar Horo

India

Chandigarh Comets

Gurmeet Singh

India

Chandigarh Comets

Harjot Singh

India

Chandigarh Comets

Manpreet Singh

India

Chandigarh Comets

B.K.Muthanna

India

Chennai Cheetahs

Davinderpal Singh

India

Chennai Cheetahs

Hamza Mujtaba

India

Chennai Cheetahs

Jasbir Singh

India

Chennai Cheetahs

Mark Harris

Australia

Chennai Cheetahs

Shivamani

India

Chennai Cheetahs

Gaurav Tokhi

India

Chennai Cheetahs

Gurvinder Singh

India

Delhi Wizards

Mark Pearson

Canada

Delhi Wizards

Philip Sunkel

Germany

Delhi Wizards

Vikramjeet Singh

India

Delhi Wizards

Manpreet Pawar

India

Karnataka Lions

Ajmer Singh

India

Mumbai Marines

Bimal Lakra

India

Mumbai Marines

Clyde Abrahams

South Africa

Mumbai Marines

Richard Hildreth

Canada

Mumbai Marines

Shanyl Balwanth

South Africa

Mumbai Marines

Troy Sutherland

Australia

Mumbai Marines

Amardeep Ekka

India

Pune Strykers

Kenny Pereira

Canada

Pune Strykers

Lungile Tsolekile

South Africa

Pune Strykers

Mario Nicolas Almada

Argentina

Pune Strykers

Amol Baban Bhosale

India

Pune Strykers

Antoni Kindler

Canada

Sher-e-Punjab

Gagan Ajit Singh

India

Sher-e-Punjab

Gurmail Singh

India

Sher-e-Punjab

Harpreet Singh

India

Sher-e-Punjab

Jasbir Singh

India

Sher-e-Punjab

Matthew Hotchkis

Australia

Sher-e-Punjab

Mohammed Bin Mat Radzi

Malaysia

Sher-e-Punjab

Simranjit Singh

India

Sher-e-Punjab


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