UP Wizards hold Delhi Waveriders to a draw on home turf

Lucknow, 19 January 2013: Delhi Waveriders failed to replicate their home form in their first away game of the Hero Hockey India League and were held to a 1-1 draw by Uttar Pradesh Wizards here on Saturday.

Simon Child (Delhi Waveriders) found the target on that reverse hit against Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Simon Child (Delhi Waveriders) found the target on that reverse hit against Uttar Pradesh Wizards

The Waveriders, who had won their first two encounters at home against Jaypee Punjab Warriors and Mumbai Magicians, however regained the top spot in the league standings with 12 points from three encounters.

But the visitors would not be satisfied with the end results given the way they started the match. The Waveriders came out all guns blazing in the first quarter and penetrated the opposition’s striking circle at will. Continue reading →

Uttar Pradesh Wizards Prepare to Take on Unbeaten Delhi Waveriders

Uttar Pradesh Wizards vs Delhi Waveriders at the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow at 11.30AM (19th Jan)
(Bollywood sensation Katrina Kaif, Nargis Fakhri and Shaimak Davar troupe will perform in Grand Opening Ceremony at 10:00AM)

Lucknow, 18 January 2013: Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards, the two unbeaten sides of the Hero Hockey India League, face each other in a highly anticipated clash in Lucknow on Saturday.

Pardeep Mor - Junior India Player

On field performance of junior players like Pardeep Mor(in Photo), Nithin Thimmaiah, SK Uthappa, etc will be crucial  for the Wizards

Having won two out of two games, Waveriders would be high on confidence. And so would be the Wizards, after having beaten Jaypee Punjab Warriors in their opener on Thursday. In addition, Wizards would be playing their first home game of the tournament, which shouldn’t be too long a journey for Waveriders either.

Scoring three wins in a row can be a big step forward towards making it to the summit clash, and Waveriders would do everything possible to achieve that. Keeping the winning momentum going is also important, and that would also be on the Waveriders’ mind. Continue reading →

Grand Opening Ceremony of the home ground of Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Bollywood sensation Katrina Kaif, Nargis Fakhri and Shaimak Davar troupe to perform in a grand opening ceremony of Uttar Pradesh Wizards first match at its home ground

Sahara India Pariwar invites all the ticket bearers of 19th January’s match between Uttar Pradesh Wizards and Delhi Wave Riders to witness the Grand, Bollywood Star studded Opening Ceremony of the home ground of Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Opening ceremony to start sharp at 10:00 a.m. at Dhyan Chand Stadium, Kursi Road

Uttar Pradesh Wizards LogoIn one of the biggest hockey extravaganza that the city has witnessed, Sahara India Pariwar, the prime promoter & patron of sports in India, invites all the ticket bearers of the Hero Hockey India League’s match between Uttar Pradesh Wizards’s and Delhi Wave Riders to come and witness an exemplary opening ceremony on 19th January, 2013 at Dhyan Chand Stadium, Kursi Road. The opening ceremony will be a mélange of hockey and entertainment excellence with high voltage performance by Bollywood sensation Ms. Katrina Kaif, Ms. Nargis Fakhri and Shaimak Davar’s Troupe. The ceremony shall have a fanfare by the grand performances of bollywood celebrities. The spectators shall also be mesmerised by a series of special performance by Bollywood artists. The splendid ceremony will start sharp at 10:00 a.m. Continue reading →

Uttar Pradesh Wizards announces the opening of ticket sale for its home matches

Lucknow, January 12, 2013: Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Sahara’s hockey franchise in the upcoming Hero Hockey India League, has announced the opening of ticket bookings for home matches of Uttar Pradesh Wizards.

Uttar Pradesh Wizards LogoThe tickets are priced between Rs. 50/- to Rs. 5,00/- and can be bought both online as well as through physical purchase at outlets. Spectators can book their ticket online at www.bookmyshow.com from today, i.e., 12th January, 2013. The physical purchase outlets for tickets sale have been created at Sahara Ganj, Dhyanchand Stadium and 5 branches of HCBL Co-Operative Bank Ltd. Continue reading →

Hero Hockey India League Schedule/Results

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Hero Hockey India League

The Schedule and Results
of
Inaugural Hero Hockey India League

Teams: Delhi Waveriders, Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Mumbai Magicians, Ranchi Rhinos and Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Venues: Delhi (book tickets), Jalandhar, Lucknow (book tickets), Mumbai and Ranchi.

Telecast Details:
ESPN Star Sports live in India,
Fox Sports live in Australia,
Super Sports in South Africa
One World Sports in Americas
and live on internet here on official YouTube channel of HIL.

The Schedule and Results of Hockey India League are here:

HIL Teams
Team Pts P W D L GF GA GD
Kalinga Lancers KL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Delhi Waveriders DWR 49 12 9 2 1 37 24 13
2 Ranchi Rhinos RR 41 12 7 2 3 26 22 4
3 Uttar Pradesh Wizards UPW 32 12 5 2 5 19 22 -3
4 Jaypee Punjab Warriors JPW 29 12 4 2 6 25 27 -2
5 Mumbai Magicians MM 16 12 1 0 11 20 32 -12
HIL Teams
Match Date-Time Results City
1 14/01 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 2 x 1 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Delhi
2 16/01 18:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 1 x 2 RR Ranchi Rhinos Jalandhar
3 16/01 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 2 x 1 MM Mumbai Magicians Delhi
4 17/01 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 1 x 2 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Jalandhar
5 18/01 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 3 x 1 MM Mumbai Magicians Ranchi
6 19/01 11:30 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 1 x 1 DWR Delhi Waveriders Lucknow
7 20/01 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 2 x 0 RR Ranchi Rhinos Lucknow
8 20/01 20:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 2 x 4 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Mumbai
9 21/01 20:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 4 x 6 DWR Delhi Waveriders Mumbai
10 22/01 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 2 x 2 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Jalandhar
11 23/01 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 4 x 5 DWR Delhi Waveriders Ranchi
12 24/01 18:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 3 x 1 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Ranchi
13 24/01 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 4 x 3 MM Mumbai Magicians Jalandhar
14 26/01 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 1 x 3 RR Ranchi Rhinos Lucknow
15 26/01 19:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 4 x 3 MM Mumbai Magicians Delhi
16 27/01 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 3 x 4 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Lucknow
17 28/01 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 2 x 1 MM Mumbai Magicians Ranchi
18 29/01 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 3 x 0 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Delhi
19 30/01 18:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 4 x 0 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Mumbai
20 30/01 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 2 x 2 RR Ranchi Rhinos Delhi
21 31/01 20:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 1 x 3 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Mumbai
22 01/02 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 2 x 5 DWR Delhi Waveriders Ranchi
23 02/02 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 2 x 0 MM Mumbai Magicians Lucknow
24 02/02 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 1 x 1 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Ranchi
25 03/02 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 0 x 3 DWR Delhi Waveriders Lucknow
26 04/02 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 2 x 3 RR Ranchi Rhinos Jalandhar
27 05/02 18:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 2 x 3 DWR Delhi Waveriders Jalandhar
28 05/02 20:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 0 x 1 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Mumbai
29 07/02 18:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 1 x 4 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Delhi
30 07/02 20:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 0 x 1 RR Ranchi Rhinos Ranchi
Semi Finals
Match Date-Time Results City
31 09/02 17:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 4 x 2 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Ranchi
32 09/02 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 3 x 1 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Ranchi
Final
Match Date-Time Results City
33 10/02 17:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 4 x 3 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Ranchi
34 10/02 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 2 x 1 DWR Delhi Waveriders Ranchi
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Kerala split points with J&K in a thriller, Bengal got a walkover from Assam

Lucknow, September 4: Kerala played a spirited game today to split points with Jammu & Kashmir after playing a 4-4 draw in a pool G league match of the 2nd Junior National Men Hockey Championship, at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow.

In other matches of the day, Chhattisgarh defeated Gujarat 8-0 in a pool C match, Maharashtra beat Uttarakhand by 5-0 in a pool E match, Bengal got a walkover from Assam, which failed to turn up, SAI Bhopal beat Tamil Nadu 5-0 in pool E, whereas Karnataka beat Chandigarh 2-0 in pool G. Continue reading →