Hockey India League Players’ Auction to be held in Delhi on December 1

NEW DELHI, November 8: The Hockey India League Players’ Auction will take place in the Capital (Delhi) on December 1, 2012, nearly five weeks before the Hockey India League is scheduled to start, Hockey India Secretary-General and Hockey India League Chairman Dr Narinder Batra said here today.

Hockey India League Logo“The HIL Players’ Auction will be a massive landmark in the history of sport since there has been no precedent in any league. It will give the six franchises the opportunity to bid for the best players and complete their squads,” Dr Batra said. “We have no doubt that after the Players’ Auction we will have six squads that can offer the fans highly competitive hockey.” Continue reading →

5 Malaysians to be Auctioned for Hockey India League

NEW DELHI, November 4: Asian All Star goalkeeper Kumar Subramaniam is among five members of the silver medal-winning 2010 Asian Games Malaysian hockey team who have signed up for the Hockey India League Players’ Auction to be held this month in the run up to the six franchise Hockey India League that will start on 5 January 2013.

Hockey India League LogoThe 33-year-old comes with vast international experience, having played 197 games that includes matches in three Asian Games, two Commonwealth Games and a FIH Champions Trophy tournament. Subramaniam was given the Asian All Star Award at the Asian Games 2010 in Guangzhou, China and has been the Best Goalkeeper in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup four times. Continue reading →

9 Black Sticks to be Auctioned in World-Class Hockey League

An exciting new men’s hockey league in India will provide strong competition and a new source of income for the world’s best hockey players – and nine Black Sticks have signed up to be part of it.

Black Sticks LogoFollowing in the footsteps of the Indian Cricket IPL model, it is understood that the organisers of the new Hockey India League (HIL) will hold a live auction on the 7th November where the six city-based franchises will bid on approximately 100 international players. Continue reading →

Pol Amat, Alegre brothers among Spaniards to figure in Hockey India League Players’ Auction

NEW DELHI, November 1: The vastly experience Alegre brothers, Ramon and David, are among the leading Spanish hockey players who have signed up to be a part of the Hockey India League Players’ Auction to be held next month in the run up to the six-team Hockey India League that will be contested from 5 January 2013.

Pol Amat

Pol Amat

The 31-year-old Ramon Alegre, who led Spain in the London Olympic Games and has 237 caps, has represented his country in three Olympic Games when his team finished fourth in 2004, won silver in 2008 and sixth this year, two FIH World Cup events in 2006 and 2010 and in as many as seven FIH Champions Trophy tournaments since 2004 when the team won gold.

The star defender was nominated as member of the FIH All Star Team in 2011 and is among five players from his country with the experience of 150 or more international matches who have signed up for Hockey India League. Continue reading →

Germans Fuerste, Korn, Deecke and Nicolas feature in Hockey India League Players’ Auction

NEW DELHI, October 23: The vastly successful midfielders Mortiz Fuerste and Oliver Korn are among the players from Germany, 2008 and 2012 Olympic champions, who have signed up for the Players’ Auction to be held next month in the run up to the six-team Hockey India League that will begin on 5 January 2012.

Hockey India League LogoStriker Deecke Oskar and goal-keeper Jacobi Nicolas, both members of the 2012 Olympic gold medal winning team, are the other prominent names from Germany. Hockey India Secretary-General and Hockey India League Chairman Dr Narinder Batra said the eagerness of world class players to showcase their skills was a confirmation that Hockey India League is becoming a sought-after event. Continue reading →

South African Skipper Austin Smith features in Hockey India League Players Auction

NEW DELHI, October 19: Austin Smith, who led the South African in the Olympic Games hockey competition earlier this year, is among the top stars from his country to sign up for next month’s Hockey India League Players’ Auction in the run up to the Hockey India League that will be held from January 5, 2013.

Austin Smith

Austin Smith

“We are pleased that the creative midfielder Smith, who has led the national team in 56 matches and was nominated to be a part of the FIH World All-Star team in 2009, is among those from South Africa who are eager to showcase their talents in the Hockey India League,” said Hockey India Secretary-General and Hockey India League Chairman Dr. Narinder Batra. Continue reading →