Waveriders beat Warriors to Start HIL 2014 Winning Note

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

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 →

STAR India to Invest Rs. 1500 Cr in Hockey over next 8 years

  • Star India set to emerge as the biggest investor in the game of Hockey, globally.
  • Star Sports in partnership with Hockey India and International Hockey Federation (FIH) embarks upon a journey to promote Hockey.
  • Star Sports unleashes an array of production led initiatives which will change the way Hockey is broadcast in India and outside the country.
Nitin Kukreja, Business Head-Star Sports, Vidya Malavade – Bollywood actress, Viren Rasquina, Olympian and ex-India Hockey Captain and Tahir Zaman, Olympian and ex-Pakistani Hockey Captain at Star India’s Press conference to announce its long term commitment and investments in hockey

Nitin Kukreja, Business Head-Star Sports, Vidya Malavade – Bollywood actress, Viren Rasquina, Olympian and ex-India Hockey Captain and Tahir Zaman, Olympian and ex-Pakistani Hockey Captain at Star India’s Press conference to announce its long term commitment and investments in hockey

January 23, 2014: STAR India, which runs India’s leading sports network Star Sports, today, committed an investment of over Rs.1500 crore in the sport of Hockey over the next 8 years – an investment hitherto unprecedented in the history of the game thus making Star India well and truly the biggest global investor in the game of Hockey. Star Sports has displayed a never seen before commitment to Hockey and alongside Hockey India and International Hockey Federation (FIH) embarked upon a journey to promote the game. Continue reading →

STAR India will be FIH’s Media Partner from Jan 2015 to Dec 2022

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and STAR India, which runs India’s leading sports network STAR Sports, have signed an eight year strategic partnership to improve the production of international hockey broadcast and extend hockey’s reach worldwide. The ground-breaking deal will run from January 2015 to December 2022.

FIH Star Sports IndiaEnhancing production:
STAR Sports will be the host broadcaster for key FIH events both in India and throughout the world and will be responsible for ensuring consistent and high level production. Continue reading →

9th Men’s Asia Cup 2013: Schedule and Results

9th Men’s Asia Cup 2013: Schedule and Results

The Fans of Hockey24th August to 1st September 2013
at Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh (Malaysia)

Final Standings: 1. Korea, 2. India, 3. Pakistan, 4. Malaysia, 5. Japan, 6. Oman, 7. Bangladesh, 8 Chinese-Taipei

Pool A: Pakistan, Malaysia, Japan, Chinese-Taipei
Pool B: Korea, India, Bangladesh, Oman

Live Telecasts: ESPN Star Sports (Hindi Commentary) and Star Cricket/HD (English Commentary) will telecast all the matches Hockey Asia Cup 2013 in India.

Detailed Schedule and Results Men’s Hockey Asia Cup 2013: 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
Continue reading →

Hockey India signs Multi- Year Broadcast deal with ESPN STAR Sports for Hockey India League

Hockey India signs multi-year broadcast deal with ESPN STAR Sports for the soon to be launched Hockey India League (HIL).

The FIH sanctioned league will see the best of national and international hockey stars in action through 6 franchises across 33 matches every year

ESPN Star SportsESPN STAR Sports to exclusively broadcast all India international matches to be played by the national team in India for the next 5 years

New Delhi- Hockey India entered into a multi-year broadcast agreement with leading sports broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports to exclusively broadcast the soon to be launched Hockey India League (HIL). ESPN STAR Sports will also cover all international matches to be played in India for the next 5 years.

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In a multi-year deal, ESPN STAR Sports has been granted global telecast rights for the professional hockey league. The FIH approved league will see the best of national as well as international hockey stars showcase their prowess. The first edition of the league is expected to be played in the month of January 2013. The league will comprise of at least six franchise hockey teams and will feature 33 hockey matches to be played in prime time in state-of-the-art stadia across the country. All teams will play each other on a home and away basis (30 league matches) followed by 2 semifinals and the final. Continue reading →