Hockey India League Teams after Players’ Auctions

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.

Hockey India League LogoThough 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 →

Gregg Clark and Baljit Singh Saini to Coach Ranchi Rhinos

NEW DELHI, December 14: Ranchi Rhinos, one of the franchisees of Hockey India League is pleased to announce its support staff for the inaugural season starting from 16th January, 2013. David Ian John, a vastly experienced Exercise Physiologist from Australia, who worked with Indian National Men’s Hockey Team for almost 18 months. During his tenure our national team has won medals in tournaments like Asian Champions Trophy, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and many others. Mr David has landed in the city this morning from Australia for participation in the Players’ auction to be held on 16th December.

Baljit Singh Saini

Baljit Singh Saini

Baljit Singh Saini (two times Olympian & Arjuna Awardee) who is also the head coach of Indian Junior Men Hockey team has been appointed as a coach of our team. Under Mr. Saini’s guidance Indian Junior Men team has recently won silver medal at the Sultan of Johur Cup, Malaysia. Continue reading →