IOC Vs BPCL and ONGC Vs Air India in the Semis of Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012

Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) clinched a narrow victory over (2-1) Army XI at the MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012 Tournament, and which earned birth of semis for BPCL on basis of better goal difference.

MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012While IOC defeated Air India (3-2) to finish at the top of Pool B and will take on BPCL in semi final on Saturday (15th Sept) at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore, Chennai.

In another match of the day, Railways defeated ICF (3-1), to finish 3rd in Pool B, after IOC and Air India and followed by Customs and ICF. While defending champions ONGC finished at the top of Pool A and will take on Air India in first semi final, while 14th September is rest day.

Schedule of Semi Finals of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012 Tournament: Continue reading →

IOC, ONGC, Air India in Semis of Murugappa Cup 2012, Army XI need a draw to be in Semis

Defending Champions ONGC defeated BPCL (5-2) to confirm their place in the semi-final of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012. ONGC are on the top of Pool A with 8 points from 4 matches with 2 wins and 2 draws.

MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012Earlier, in the first match of the day at Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium, Army XI defeated PNB (3-2) in a close encounter to inch closer to the semi final birth. Now, Army XI need just a draw against IOB, who are yet to win a game in the tournament.

While Air India defeated Customs (5-2) in the last match of the day to make it 3 wins of 3 matches and joined IOC from Pool B for a place in the semi-finals. Continue reading →

IOC and Air India are favorites from Pool B, 4 Teams from Pool A still have a chance: MCC Murugappa Cup Hockey

IOC and Air India are favorites from Pool B to reach the semi finals of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012 being played at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore (Chennai), while 4 of the 5 teams from Pool A still stand a chance to reach the knock out stage.

MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012BPCL and ONGC are at the top of Pool A with 5 points each from 3 matches (1 win and 2 draws), closely followed by PNB with 3 points from as many matches (3 draws), while Army XI has 2 points from 2 matches with 2 draws. IOB is the only team to taste loss in Pool A and has 1 point with 1 draw from 3 matches to bow out.

In Pool B, IOC and Air India have won both their matches, and need to win one more or a draw to reach the semi finals, while Railways also stand a chance to reach the knock out stage if they win their remaining two matches after having won against Customs. ICF and Customs are yet to earn a point in Pool A matches and are out of the race for the semis.

Results of the matches completed till 10th Sept and full schedule of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey 2012: Continue reading →