Hockey India League Players’ Auction to be held in Delhi on December 1

NEW DELHI, November 8: The Hockey India League Players’ Auction will take place in the Capital (Delhi) on December 1, 2012, nearly five weeks before the Hockey India League is scheduled to start, Hockey India Secretary-General and Hockey India League Chairman Dr Narinder Batra said here today.

Hockey India League Logo“The HIL Players’ Auction will be a massive landmark in the history of sport since there has been no precedent in any league. It will give the six franchises the opportunity to bid for the best players and complete their squads,” Dr Batra said. “We have no doubt that after the Players’ Auction we will have six squads that can offer the fans highly competitive hockey.” Continue reading →

9 Black Sticks to be Auctioned in World-Class Hockey League

An exciting new men’s hockey league in India will provide strong competition and a new source of income for the world’s best hockey players – and nine Black Sticks have signed up to be part of it.

Black Sticks LogoFollowing in the footsteps of the Indian Cricket IPL model, it is understood that the organisers of the new Hockey India League (HIL) will hold a live auction on the 7th November where the six city-based franchises will bid on approximately 100 international players. Continue reading →

Germans Fuerste, Korn, Deecke and Nicolas feature in Hockey India League Players’ Auction

NEW DELHI, October 23: The vastly successful midfielders Mortiz Fuerste and Oliver Korn are among the players from Germany, 2008 and 2012 Olympic champions, who have signed up for the Players’ Auction to be held next month in the run up to the six-team Hockey India League that will begin on 5 January 2012.

Hockey India League LogoStriker Deecke Oskar and goal-keeper Jacobi Nicolas, both members of the 2012 Olympic gold medal winning team, are the other prominent names from Germany. Hockey India Secretary-General and Hockey India League Chairman Dr Narinder Batra said the eagerness of world class players to showcase their skills was a confirmation that Hockey India League is becoming a sought-after event. Continue reading →

Hockey India League appoints Steve Catton as HIL Competitions Director

NEW DELHI, October 10Hockey India League (HIL) announced the appointment of the vastly experienced Steve Catton as Competitions Director for the six-team franchise-based event that is slated to be held from January 5 to February 3, 2013.

Hockey India League LogoHockey India Secretary-General and Hockey India League Chairman Dr Narinder Batra said the appointment of Mr Catton is an important step towards ensuring that HIL is a quality event. “We are looking to draw from Steve’s rich experience as the European Hockey League Competitions Director to make Hockey India League a well-conducted event,” he said. Continue reading →

Waves Group to take up Delhi franchise of Hockey India League

NEW DELHI, September 17: Hockey India today announced that Wave Group under the stewardship of Gurdeep Singh ‘Ponty’ Chadha, would own the Delhi franchise in the Hockey India League and make its maiden foray in the world of sports.

Hockey India LogoHockey India Secretary-General and Hockey India League Chairman Dr Narinder Batra said the entry of Wave Group into Indian sports augured well for hockey. “Over the past few weeks when we have been interacting with him, we have seen Mr Ponty Chadha’s infectious enthusiasm. We believe that the Delhi franchise is in very good hands,” he said. Continue reading →