Determined to start HHIL 2015 on a positive note: Raghunath

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Wizards are determined to make a positive start to their campaign in the third season of the Hero Hockey India League which begins on January 22 in Bhubaneswar.

Uttar Pradesh Wizards’ best result in the franchise-based league so far was the third place finish in the inaugural edition in 2013.

“We are determined to start the tournament on a positive note and put up a good show this season,” UP Wizards skipper V R Raghunath said after the team’s first practice session at the 32 Battalion PAC Ground here ahead of the tournament’s new season.

“As all of us know each other and get along pretty well, the first practice session today concluded on a comfortable note. Though, it was only half of the team that practiced today, we are excited that the foreign players will be joining us soon,” he added.

UP Wizards will open their HHIL 2015 campaign at their home ground against Delhi Waveriders on January 23.