In fact,Debutants Ranchi Rays had announced that England playmaker Ashley Jackson will lead the team in the third edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) which starts Jan 22.
The Ranchi-based team also announced Harendra Singh as the head coach while Clarence Lobo and A.B. Subbiah come in as the assistant and goalkeeper coach, respectively.
Team co-owner and Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is on record having said this:“Going by his experience and present performance, we feel that Ashley Jackson is the right choice for captaining the side. Under his able leadership, the team will do well and he will make the Ranchi fans proud by putting up a terrific show.”