Jalandhar, 15 January 2013: Having suffered the disappointment of being beaten in the opening game of the Hero Hockey India League, Jaypee Punjab Warriors would try to get a better result at home when they take on Ranchi Rhinos in Jalandhar on Wednesday.
Jaypee Punjab Warriors will need better co-ordination among star studded forward line including Jamie Dwyer, Shivendra Singh, S V Sunil, etc.
Warriors fought well against Delhi Waveriders on Monday, but their forward-line failed to create enough goal-scoring opportunities, and that is something that the team think tank would have worked on, on Tuesday, their only rest day for the first four days of the tournament. The likes of SV Sunil, Shivendra Singh would have to play a more attacking hockey, if the Warriors want to be a lot more dangerous in the coming games.
Warriors skipper Jamie Dwyer admitted after Monday’s game that the team needs to do better. “We didn’t start the game well. I think, as a team, we still need to combine a bit better. Hopefully, we would start doing that in the next few games,” the Aussie said on Monday night. Continue reading →
New Delhi, 13 January 2013: Hockey lovers across the world would be treated to a mouth-watering outlay of high quality hockey with the inaugural edition of the Hero Hockey India League set to kick off with the opening encounter between Delhi Waveriders and Jaypee Punjab Warriors at the Major Dhyan Chand National stadium here on Monday.
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
The tournament, conceptualised by Hockey India and sanction by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), will see five teams to compete for top honour.
On paper, there is hardly anything to choose between the five squads that boast of the world’s best 120 players and even the bookmakers would find it difficult to pick a clear favourite at the start of the tournament, which will be played in a home-away format over the next one month. Continue reading →
Hero Hockey India League
The Schedule and Results
Inaugural Hero Hockey India League
Teams: Delhi Waveriders, Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Mumbai Magicians, Ranchi Rhinos and Uttar Pradesh Wizards
Venues: Delhi (book tickets), Jalandhar, Lucknow (book tickets), Mumbai and Ranchi.
ESPN Star Sports live in India,
Fox Sports live in Australia,
Super Sports in South Africa
One World Sports in Americas
and live on internet here on official YouTube channel of HIL.
The Schedule and Results of Hockey India League are here:
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Ranchi: 02-01-2013: Ranchi witnessed history, as a hockey team from the city, formed to participate in the world’s premiere and richest hockey tournament, “Hockey India League’, launched its team identity, by the Hon’ble Speaker of Jharkhand State, Shri C.P.Singh at an event hosted at the Chanakya BNR premises.
Olympians Gurbux Singh (L), Keshav Dutt (2L) and Dung Dung with Honorable Speaker CP Singh lighting the lamp at the team launching fuction of Ranchi Rhinos
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16 Dec 2012: Today, the players’ auctions of Hockey India League (HIL), a professional league for field hockey competition in India, were held in the capital city of India, New Delhi. The tournament, organized by Hockey India, will be contested among six franchisee-based teams consisting of players from India and around the world.
Though only five franchises namely, Delhi WAVERIDERS, Mumbai Magicians, Punjab Warriors, Ranchi Rhinos and Uttar Pradesh Wizards are decided till date, the auctions were completed and teams were decided. Each team consists of 14 Indian and 10 overseas players and are given at the end of this article.
The team lists are as given below: Continue reading →