Indian hockey could soon have a world league of its own on the lines of NBA. The first edition is set to be launched sometime in late 2011.
The 'World Series Hockey' league will be an annual event and is being promoted by Nimbus Sports in association with the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF). The first edition will see the participation of 10 teams on a city-based franchise model -- they will play each other on home and away basis with the league culminating in a multi-header playoff. The 10-week long league will be broadcast live, both in India and across the world.