New Delhi: India's top midfielder Sardara Singh has been appointed the captain of Bhopal outfit, while former India coach Jose Brasa of Spain is all set to train the Chennai team in World Series Hockey to be held from December 17 to January 22 across several cities in India.

Besides Brasa, world's leading coach Roelant Oltmans will also be seen imparting his knowledge to Lucas Vila-led Delhi while former India skipper Jude Felix will coach Bangalore, to be captained by Arjun Halappa.

Meanwhile, former Pakistan captain Rehan Butt will be leading the Chandigarh outfit.

The appointments were made at a franchise workshop held on Saturday and the Yannick Colaco, COO of Nimbus Sport said that the franchises are happy with the appointment of the captains and coaches.

"The franchises are delighted with their appointment of the captains and coaches. The dynamic combination of the world's most explosive players and the best coaches will provide inspirational leadership to the respective teams," he said.

The WSH will involve eight teams, consisting of 200 leading players -- Indian and international -- who will showcase their talent in 61 matches. It will be a multi-city franchise-based League.