Delhi Waveriders have started their campaign of Hero Hockey India League 2014 with a convincing 3-1 victory over Jaypee Punjab Warriors.
Delhi Waveriders celebrate their win against Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the opening game of Hero Hockey India League 2014
The runners-up of the inaugural edition, Waveriders started from where they left last year and kept their record by winning all 5 encounters against the Warriors.
It was nice to see the likes of Arjun Halappa, Rajpal Singh, Vikram Pillay in action for Delhi team, as youngsters stole the show. The opening goal of the 2nd HIL came from the stick of Talwindar Singh for the Waveriders, while young charismatic forward from Bhopal Affan Yousuf equalized for the Warriors. Continue reading →
Hero Hockey India League 2014
Teams: Delhi Waveriders, Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Kalinga Lancers, Mumbai Magicians, Ranchi Rhinos and Uttar Pradesh Wizards
Venues: Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Jalandhar, Lucknow, Mumbai and Ranchi.
The detailed schedule, results and points table of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) 2014:
Live telecast details of Hero Hockey India League 2014:
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 1 in India
One World Sport in US and Canada,
Sky Sports in New Zealand,
TEN Sports in Pakistan, South East Asia and Middle East and
Super Sports in South Africa.
“Let the best team win” says Delhi Waveriders Coach Cedric D’souza
“We aim to make a winning start”, declares Barry Dancer, Coach Jaypee Punjab Warriors
Big day for hockey is here, as the Runners Up of inaugural edition of Hero Hockey India League (HIL), the Delhi Waveriders are set to take on Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the opening game of 2nd edition of the league, which will start off with a gala opening ceremony tomorrow (25th January) at Mohali’s new Hockey Stadium.
Jamie Dwyer and Sandeep Singh during practice session of Jaypee Punjab Warriors (Hockey India League 2014)
The second edition of Hockey India League will see a new team, i.e. Kalinga Lancers, in the competition to make it 6 teams affair, which will see 72 Olympians and players from 11 countries participating.
The Delhi Waveriders played a total of 4 matches against Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the 1st edition and won all of them. So it will be Punjab side lead by inspirational Jamie Dwyer, record five times FIH Player of the Year awardee, who would be looking for the win to start their campaign on high. Continue reading →
The trophy & Mascot of Hero Hockey India League 2014 were unveiled today in New Delhi. The mascot of Hero HIL is named “Gaurav” (meaning – Pride) has been introduced at the trophy unveiling ceremony.
Dr Narinder Batra (General Seceretary, Hockey India), Gaurav- the Hockey India League Mascot, Lokesh Kumar, Muthukumar Balakrishnan (Asst Tournament Director), Bjorn Isberg (Tournament Director), Elena Norman (CEO, Hockey India), Craig Gribble (Umpires Manager)
The trophy of Hero HIL 2014, looks stunning masterpiece of trophy seems like a crown embedded with Swarovski at top and bottom with two beautiful golden Hockey Sticks on both the sides. The introduction of mascot “Gaurav” will be a new & refreshing chapter in the Hockey India League. The mascot is designed to arouse the interest for Hockey and to connect all hockey fans with the game in a completely redefined manner. Continue reading →
Hero Hockey India League (HIL) will kickstart with a gala opening ceremony on 7 pm at on 25th January at Mohali.This year, the league has six franchises and will be played in across Delhi, Mumbai, Mohali, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi and Lucknow over a period of almost four weeks.
File Photo: Captains of 5 HIL Teams during Opening Ceremony of 1st Edition of HIL
The opening ceremony Hero HIL 2014 will be witnessed by the spectators at the stadium and TV viewers will be able to catch it LIVE on Star Sports. The evening divided into 9 segments will see many performances unfolding in front of them, hence giving the audience and spectators 30 minutes of absolute entertainment.
The winning team of this edition, which will start off with this gala ceremony, will take home a cash prize of Rs. 2.5cr, the runners-up team will be richer by Rs.1.25cr and the team placed at the 3rd position will take away Rs.75lacs. The Player of the Tournament will be presented with cash prize of Rs. 25 lacs, while the player with the maximum goals will get the Airtel Maximum goals award and Rs. 10 lacs cash prize. The upcoming player will be awarded with the Ponty Chadha Upcoming Player of the Tournament Award and cash prize of Rs. 20 lacs. The player who makes everyone proud will win the Yes Garv Award and a cash prize of Rs.10 lacs while each man of the match wins Rs. 25,000. Continue reading →
7 June 2013: After the successful inaugural edition of the Hero HIL, Hockey India today announced the dates for 2nd edition of the tournament Hero Hockey India League 2014. The month long second edition will be played from Thursday 23 January 2014 with the final on Sunday 23 February 2014.
The first edition was won by the Ranchi Rhinos in front of a packed stadium in Ranchi, which was telecasted in 146 countries across the globe.
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