Four Australian co-captains lead players signing up for Hockey India League

NEW DELHI, October 16: Several Australian hockey stars have joined their captain Jamie Dwyer in making themselves available for the prestigious Hockey India League. As many as four Australian co-captains Mark Knowles, Fergus Kavanagh, Liam de Young and Edward Ockenden will be part of the Hockey India League Players Auction to be held next month.

Hockey India Secretary-General and Hockey India League Chairman Dr Narinder Batra said the presence of a number of Australian stars would add to the quality of the league. It is our pleasure to unveil a star-studded list of Australian players who have signed contracts to be available for the Hockey India League Players Auction, he said. Continue reading →

Hockey India League appoints Steve Catton as HIL Competitions Director

NEW DELHI, October 10Hockey India League (HIL) announced the appointment of the vastly experienced Steve Catton as Competitions Director for the six-team franchise-based event that is slated to be held from January 5 to February 3, 2013.

Hockey India League LogoHockey India Secretary-General and Hockey India League Chairman Dr Narinder Batra said the appointment of Mr Catton is an important step towards ensuring that HIL is a quality event. “We are looking to draw from Steve’s rich experience as the European Hockey League Competitions Director to make Hockey India League a well-conducted event,” he said. Continue reading →

Waves Group to take up Delhi franchise of Hockey India League

NEW DELHI, September 17: Hockey India today announced that Wave Group under the stewardship of Gurdeep Singh ‘Ponty’ Chadha, would own the Delhi franchise in the Hockey India League and make its maiden foray in the world of sports.

Hockey India LogoHockey India Secretary-General and Hockey India League Chairman Dr Narinder Batra said the entry of Wave Group into Indian sports augured well for hockey. “Over the past few weeks when we have been interacting with him, we have seen Mr Ponty Chadha’s infectious enthusiasm. We believe that the Delhi franchise is in very good hands,” he said. Continue reading →

Patel-Uniexcel Group to forge strong team as Hockey India League’s Ranchi franchise

NEW DELHI, Sept 14: Hockey India League today announced that the Ranchi franchise would be taken up by the Patel-Uniexcel Group, making it the third of the six franchisees who will compete in the prestigious event to be held every year from January 2013. Sahara India and Jaypee Group are the franchisees for Lucknow and Punjab.

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“We are pleased to welcome the Patel-Unixcel Group on board,” said Hockey India Secretary-General and Hockey India League Chairman Dr Narinder Batra. “We are sure that the Bangalore-based Patel Group and the Chinese Taipei-based Unixcel Group will provide a fantastic impetus to hockey in the region, which is a major nursery for the sport.” Continue reading →

Indian Players’ List for Hockey India League Players Auction

90 of India’s best players to be part of Hockey India League Players’ Auction 

NEW DELHI, September 12: All 16 members of the Indian team, which competed in the Olympic Games in London earlier this year, are among the 90 domestic players who have signed up for the Hockey India League Players Auction to be held next month in the run up to the prestigious six-team Hockey India League in January 2013.

Hockey India LogoHockey India Secretary-General and HIL Chairman Dr Narinder Batra today said the cream of Indian hockey, including the 32 junior players who are receiving a stipend of Rs 10,000 a month, have  signed up for the HIL Players Auction. “We are delighted that the top Indian players will be able to rub shoulders with the world’s best during the Hockey India League,” he said. Continue reading →