Five more Kookaburras join Mumbai Magicians and Punjab Warriors

After return of 9 Pakistani players, the Hockey India League board quickly resolved the issue of teams having fewer players, allowing them to select replacement players from the list of reserves who missed out in the original auction.

Liam De Young

Liam De Young

Australian coaches in the league Ric Charlesworth (Mumbai Magicians) and Barry Dancer (Punjab Warriors) immediately filled their sought after vacancies with trusty foes – 2013 Kookaburras national squad players.

Charlesworth added Kookaburras co-captain Liam de Young, London Olympic bronze medallist Tim Deavin and 2012 Champions Trophy gold medallist’s Glenn Simpson and Jason Wilson. The Magicians team now comprises 8 Australian players while the Warriors have 7. Dancer opted to replace Kashif Shah with Victorian and 2012 Champions Trophy gold medallist, Russell Ford. Continue reading →

Jaypee Punjab Warriors commits to uplift Punjab Hockey

Jalandhar, January 08, 2013:  Jaypee Group, Rs 20,000 Crore infrastructural conglomerate which has bought Jaypee Punjab Warriors team to participate in the Hockey India League, today emphasized that the Group has bought the Punjab based team to give local youngsters an opportunity to train and play with the best of national and international players.

Jaypee Punjab Warriors

Jaypee Punjab Warriors

“It will also be an opportunity for the youngsters to showcase their talent at an international level as all the matches are going to be telecast live on Star Sports. Punjab has produced several hockey stalwarts and has immense potential to serve the country in the near future too,” the team Head Coach Barry Dancer told the media here today.   Continue reading →