Chennai, 22 September 2013: Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) defeated Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) 6-4 to win the 88th MCC Murugappa Hockey Tournament at Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium in Egmore, Chennai.
Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL): The Champions of 88th All India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2013, Chennai
In the final between IOCL and IOB, the first half saw the co-champions of last edition, stacking up goals. After the half-time break, Indian Overseas Bank fought back to score 4 goals. But IOC (which was the joint winner last year) consolidated its dominance of the match, to emerge the Champions of this 88th edition of the tournament. Continue reading →
With BPCL defeating Air India 3-1, the semi-final line-up of the 88th All India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2013 is confirmed. It will be inter-oil i.e. IOCL vs BPCL and inter-bank i.e. PNB vs IOB in the semi-finals at Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium at Egmore in Chennai on Saturday, 21st September (Detailed schedule and results here).
Pundalik Bellary scored 2 goals for BPCL
The defending co-champions Air India failed to make it final four after losing to SAIL (2-5) and BPCL (1-3) in pool stage and finished 3rd in their Pool B behind PNB and BPCL. PNB and BPCL have lost one match each in the pool stage as PNB sneaked ahead on 1st place with better goal difference.
The defending co-champions of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup, IOCL progressed to semi finals with four wins from four matches, while IOB finished 2nd in their Pool A with just one defeat to IOCL (1-3) and winning three other matches to make it semi finals. Continue reading →
88th All India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2013: Schedule and Results
Date: 12th-22th September, 2013
Venue: Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore, Chennai
Pool A: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), South Central Railways (SCR), Army Xi, Comptroller & Auditor General Of India (CAG), Indian Overseas Bank (IOB)
Pool B: Air India, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Punjab National Bank (PNB), Steel Authority Of India Limited Rourkela (SAIL), Indian Bank (IB)
Detailed Schedule and Results (Points Table and Scorers are given below): Continue reading →
Riding on hat-tricks of Indian International star players, Air India and IOCL scored big wins on 2nd day of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2013 being played at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore, Chennai, while IOB defeated Army XI in final game of the day.
Air India vs Indian Bank in MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2013
Star forward Prabhjot Singh and ace drag flicker V R Raghunath scored 3 goals each; Deepak Thakur (29″-FG) and Didar Singh (37″-PC) added one each for IOCL to beat Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) 8-1 in Pool A. SS Bundela scored lone goal for CAG in 31st minute on a penalty corner. Raghunath scored in 24th, 26th and 67th minutes on penalty corners while Prabhjot was on target in 34th, 44th and 49th minutes in open play. Continue reading →
12 Sept, 2013: The 88th MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament got underway today at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore, Chennai, with Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) defeating South Central Railways (SCR) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) respectively.
Amar Aiyamma scored a goal for BPCL
Tomorrow (13th September) IOCL will take on CAG at 2:15 PM in Pool A game, Air India face Indian Bank in Pool B game at 4:00PM and the day concludes with Army XI vs IOB game in Pool A at 5:45PM under floodlights.
IOB defeated SCR 6-3 in the first match of the tournament with help of a brace each from V Shanmugam and Vinod Rayaer and a goal each from Adam Sinclair and MK Muddappa, while SCR scored via Anmol Minz, Manjeet Kullu and Suresh Toppo. Gurpreet Singh found target twice while Amar Aiyamma added one more to make it 3-0 for BPCL against SAIL in the opening game of Pool B.
A total 10 participating teams are divided in 2 pools as following: Continue reading →