Hero Hockey India League is here and will start tonight at 8:00PM IST, with the opening match between Sardar Singh’s Delhi Waveriders and Jamie Dwyer’s Jaypee Punjab Warriors
The four-week long five-team tournament will feature 120 players from India and around the world in 34 matches including 4 knock-out stage matches. Four of the five teams will play semi-finals, which will be decided on the basis on standings in league stage to be played on home and away basis.
Here, we have brought you the summary of rules of the tournament:
1) Matches will be played under ‘FIH Rules of Hockey‘ applicable from January 1, 2013, including own goal.
2) Teams to play each other three times on home-and-away basis. Two of four third head-on match will at home and other two away.
3) Points will be awarded as follows:
Win: Five (5) points
Draw: Two (2) points Continue reading →
Today (July 16, 2012), FIH (Fédération Internationale de Hockey / International Hockey Federation) has published a new edition of the FIH Tournament Regulations on the FIH Website. These new Regulations will come into effect from August 13, 2012 until an update is published by the FIH, the world governing body for Field Hockey.
Following the format used for the Regulations for the Olympic Games, the latest Regulations have undergone major review, and the order of each section and appendices is now more logical and stated in clearer words.
Apart from major changes in the sections: The duties and responsibilities of Tournament Directors, Protests and appeals, and Competition formats, most of the content is the same as the earlier edition; but other changes to the Regulations also include: Continue reading →