After successfully conducting the inaugural auction of HIL in 2012, Hayton will once again be seen in action when he will put more than 275 players under the hammer.

Speaking on Hayton's involvement in the HIL auction, chairman of the league Narinder Batra said: "It's a privilege to have Bob Hayton, the world's best auctioneer, to conduct another round of auctions for Hockey India League. With his acute knowledge of the game, and the skill with which he conducts the auctions is commendable and hence a big reason to feel honoured to have him on board for the day."

Hayton, a professionally qualified auctioneer and valuer, has more than 30 years experience in the field of fine arts and chattels in the UK. He in the past has advised on and conducted auctions in Europe and Dubai. He is also a part of the Bid and Hammer's Advisory Panel with a view to investing his knowledge, experience and contacts to its growth and profitability as an international auction house.

In the recent past Hayton is the most sort after international auctioneer in India and has to his credit of conducting the HIL's inaugural edition, inaugural edition of IBL along with the prestigious auction on behalf of HH the Maharaja of Jodhpur for the One World Retreat at the Umaid Palace in Jodhpur.

The HIL auction is slated to be held on September 17 where 135 Indian and 141 foreign players will go under the hammer.

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