Jalandhar, 16 January 2013: In what promises to be a thriller, Uttar Pradesh Wizards would begin their Hero Hockey India League campaign in an away game against Jaypee Punjab Warriors here on Thursday.
Dhanraj Pillay and Jeroen Hertzberger at the Up Wizards team practice session at Jalandhar
In this five-team home and away format, Uttar Pradesh Wizards, owned by Sahara Adventure Sports Limited, is the only team that has not been part of the action in the first three days. Hence, Uttar Pradesh Wizards would be fresh and raring to go and make a good start in their bid to become the best team in the country.
While Wizards would be playing their first match of the tournament, Warriors would be playing their second game in as many days, and third in four days. Wizards would try to exploit any tiredness that the Warriors might show. 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 →
Lucknow, January 12, 2013: Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Sahara’s hockey franchise in the upcoming Hero Hockey India League, has announced the opening of ticket bookings for home matches of Uttar Pradesh Wizards.
The tickets are priced between Rs. 50/- to Rs. 5,00/- and can be bought both online as well as through physical purchase at outlets. Spectators can book their ticket online at www.bookmyshow.com from today, i.e., 12th January, 2013. The physical purchase outlets for tickets sale have been created at Sahara Ganj, Dhyanchand Stadium and 5 branches of HCBL Co-Operative Bank Ltd. 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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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 →