New Delhi: Former India skipper Rajpal Singh was on Wednesday named the captain of Wizcraft-owned franchise Delhi Wizards which will be one of the participating team in the World Series Hockey (WSH) starting in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

"I am honoured to lead the Delhi Wizards. I hope to live up to the confidence shown in me by the franchise and give our fans an exciting season of hockey," said the Arjuna Awardee, who had led India to silver at Commonwealth Games, bronze at Asian Games and gold at the Asian Champions Trophy.

"I look forward to the valuable inputs from my team. My aim will be to get the best out of a very talented squad and I am confident that by doing so we will have a great chance of doing well in the tournament," he added.

Rajpal will be involved in all aspects such as team strategy and help guide the youth and talent in team Delhi Wizards. He will represent Delhi Wizards at the WSH opening ceremony on Wednesday in Chandigarh.

Sabbas Joseph, Director Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, said: "We are delighted to announce Rajpal as Captain. He epitomises all the values of the Delhi franchise with his true grit and never say die attitude. We hope all Delhi fans will get behind Rajpal and the team in the upcoming tournament."