<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Harbhajan Singh bats for Golf Premier League" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130131174818.jpg" title="Harbhajan Singh bats for Golf Premier League" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Harbhajan Singh has been in and out of the Indian side for the last one year © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>New Delhi: Jan 31, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Golf Premier League (GPL) will help in bringing the masses to the game and give the rising Indian talents a chance to play with established names from around the world, said <a href="/tags/Harbhajan-Singh/post" target="_blank">Harbhajan Singh</a>.<br /> <br /> "GPL is a very good concept. It will make the game more popular and bring in more fans for the game," said the off-spinner, who is the co-owner of Uttarakhand Lions team in the GPL.<br /> <br /> Unveiling the team colours, Harbhajan Singh said that this league will give an opportunity to the people of Uttarakhand to come forward and cheer for their very own team.<br /> <br /> "We wanted to buy a relatively smaller team from a new place. Established teams like Mumbai, Delhi are bought very quickly, because these are established names. But to support and give a chance to a team from Uttarakhand, means a lot to me," he said, while unveiling the apparel for the team at a function here.<br /> <br /> Uttarakhand Lions will be fielding 2011 Open Championship winner Darren Clarke, Asian record holder Chapchai Nirat from Thailand and six-time Order of Merit winner Indian star Mukesh Kumar and Indian rising star Shankar Das, who is currently number 9 on the PGTI's Order of Merit list.<br /> <br /> "At the auction, there were very few buyers for the Uttarakhand team and so we took the onus on us and decided to take an unknown team and build it into a winning combination.<br /> <br /> Harbhajan Singh's association will inspire us to perform even better and emerge victorious in the GPL," said team co-owner Tushar Kumar.<br /> <br /> Comparing the swing in cricket and golf, Bhajji who rarely plays golf, feels that it appears an easy game on the face of it but it demands very steady hands.<br /> <br /> "I do not play golf regularly, but I feel that hitting the moving ball in cricket is tougher than hitting a stationary ball as in golf, which requires more concentration and steady hands."<br /> <br /> The league is scheduled to be played at Amby Valley Golf Resort, Maharastra from Feb 8 to 10. The format of the four days play will include two day and night rounds of 14-hole stroke play.