IOC and Air India are favorites from Pool B to reach the semi finals of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012 being played at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore (Chennai), while 4 of the 5 teams from Pool A still stand a chance to reach the knock out stage.
BPCL and ONGC are at the top of Pool A with 5 points each from 3 matches (1 win and 2 draws), closely followed by PNB with 3 points from as many matches (3 draws), while Army XI has 2 points from 2 matches with 2 draws. IOB is the only team to taste loss in Pool A and has 1 point with 1 draw from 3 matches to bow out.
In Pool B, IOC and Air India have won both their matches, and need to win one more or a draw to reach the semi finals, while Railways also stand a chance to reach the knock out stage if they win their remaining two matches after having won against Customs. ICF and Customs are yet to earn a point in Pool A matches and are out of the race for the semis.
Results of the matches completed till 10th Sept and full schedule of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012:
|#||Date||Time||Team 1||vs||Team 2||Pool|
|1||06/Sep||16:00||PNB||1 – 1||BPCL||A|
|2||06/Sep||17:45||INDIAN RAILWAYS||0 – 4||AIR INDIA||B|
|3||07/Sep||16:00||ONGC||3 – 2||IOB||A|
|4||07/Sep||17:45||IOC||12 – 1||ALL INDIA CUSTOMS||B|
|5||08/Sep||14:15||BPCL||4 – 0||IOB||A|
|6||08/Sep||16:00||INDIAN RAILWAYS||1 – 0||ALL INDIA CUSTOMS||B|
|7||08/Sep||17:45||AIR INDIA||7 – 1||ICF||B|
|8||09/Sep||14:15||BPCL||3 – 3||ARMY XI||A|
|9||09/Sep||16:00||IOC||15 – 3||ICF||B|
|10||09/Sep||17:45||ONGC||3 – 3||PNB||A|
|11||10/Sep||16:00||ONGC||1 – 1||ARMY XI||A|
|12||10/Sep||17:45||PNB||1 – 1||IOB||A|
|13||11/Sep||16:00||ALL INDIA CUSTOMS||vs||ICF||B|
|17||12/Sep||17:45||AIR INDIA||vs||ALL INDIA CUSTOMS||B|
|21||15/Sep||16:00||WINNER ‘A’||vs||RUNNER ‘B’|
|22||15/Sep||17:45||RUNNER ‘A’||vs||WINNER ‘B’|