DELHI, 28 JANUARY, 2013: The Winners of the inaugural Hero Hockey India League will win a grand prize of Rs 2,50,00,000/- (Rupees Two Crores and Fifty Lacs) and a glittering trophy, while the Runners Up will collect a sum of Rs 1,25,00,000/- ( Rupees One Crore and Twenty Five Lacs) and team placed Third will win Rs 75,00,000/- (Rupees Seventy Five Lacs)
FIle Photo: Hockey India Secretary General & Chairman of Hero Hockey India League Dr. Narinder Batra and Managing Director & CEO of Hero MotoCorp Ltd Mr. Pawan Munjal with the Hero Hockey India League Trophy
Making the announcement here today, Chairman of the Hero Hockey India League, Dr Narinder Batra said, the Hero Player of the Tournament will receive Rs 25,00,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Lacs) and a Trophy, Prize for the Upcoming Player of the Tournament will receive the Ponty Chadha Trophy and Rs 20,00,000/- (Rupees Twenty Lacs), the team scoring highest number of goals in the league stage gets Airtel Award for scoring the highest number of goals for Rs 10,00,000/- (Rupees Ten Lacs) and a Trophy and the team getting least number of green, yellow and red cards gets the Fair play Trophy. Continue reading →
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New Delhi, 28th January 2013: Fast improving Jaypee Punjab Warriors would look to put an end to the unbeaten run of league leaders Delhi Waveriders when the two sides meet in the Hero Hockey India League encounter at the Major Dhyan Chand National Hockey stadium on Tuesday.
Gurbaj Singh and Sardar Singh in a training session of Delhi Waveriders
Currently placed third in the standings after a thrilling 4-3 win over Uttar Pradesh Wizards, the Warriors are now looking to conquer the team that handed them a loss in their tournament opener at this very stadium and would take solace in the fact that they are a far more settled unit now.
The Warriors lost their first three encounters and looked a vulnerable side. However, the Jamie Dwyer-led outfit has turned things around since then and have registered three victories and a draw in their last four outings. Continue reading →
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SV Sunil (Punjab Warriors) hitting a goal against UP Wizards
Punjab Warriors scored four goals in first quarter, which were enough for the Warriors to earn 5 points from the match. SV Sunil scored twice while drag flicks from Jamie Dwyer and Christopher Ciriello found the target for visitors. Hosts Wizards scored through Sander Baart, Raghunath and Jeroen Hertzberger.
Jaypee Punjab Warriors got off to a thrilling start. A brilliant combined team attack was converted into a goal by an ever alert SV Sunil in the second minute to put the visitors 1-0 ahead. Getting a good ball in the right flank, Sunil struck a powerful blow from a narrow angle, beating the Wizards’ goalkeeper. And just two minute later, Sunil made it 2-0 with a superb effort. Continue reading →
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Lucknow, 26th January 2013: Jaypee Punjab Warriors would be keen to continue their winning form, when they take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in away game of the Hero Hockey India League on Sunday, 27th January at the Dhyan Chand Astroturf Stadium in Lucknow, while the Wizards will be looking forward to get winning combinations back after losing two games to Ranchi Rhinos in Ranchi and Lucknow respectively.
Coach Barry Dancer instructing Punjab Warriors in a training session in Lucknow before taking on UP Wizards
Having had a difficult start to their campaign in this tournament, Warriors played some aggressive hockey to beat Dabur Mumbai Magicians on Thursday in a seven-goal thriller. With the likes of Malak Singh and SV Sunil showing some good form, the Warriors’ management would be reasonably confident going into Sunday’s match.
Jalandhar, 23 January 2013: Dabur Mumbai Magicians face a do-or-die battle when they take on Jaypee Punjab Warriors in their fifth encounter of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) at the Surjit Singh stadium here on Thursday, but yet to register a victory or secure a draw.
The Magicians, who now has 8 Kookaburras in their squad and are coached by legendary coach Ric Charlesworth, need inspiration from whichever quarter they can, to turn around their fortune in the inaugural edition of the cash-rich league.
The team has taken time to settle down, specially after departure of Pakistani players and new inclusions (Liam de Young, Tim Deavin and Glenn Simpson and Jason Wilson) coming in bit late. The opposition teams have exploited their defensive frailties in the later stages of the match, to which the management would be looking to find solution. In their last encounter when the Magicians, who hosted the current table table topper Delhi Waveriders, had taken a 4-3 lead, but went down 6-4 with once the opposition pressed the gas pedal. Continue reading →
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