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Hockey India League: Franchises allowed to retain up to 6 players
Hockey India League: Franchises allowed to retain up to 6 players

Hockey India League logo New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) With the players auction slated to take place in September, the Hockey India League (HIL) on Monday confirmed that the six existing franchises have the option to retain up to three domestic and three international players from their previous squad. “The franchises will submit to HIL by July 20 the confirmation of the players they would like to retain from the squad contracted up to 2

Jul 13 2015
5 talented Indian hockey players who got injured right before a tournament
5 talented Indian hockey players who got injured right before a tournament

India’s hope of going into the Hockey World League (HWL) semi-finals with an injury-free squad received a huge blow with the news of a hamstring injury to V.R. Raghunath. With his ability on the penalty corners and defending ability, the team will definitely miss the 26-year old. However, this is not the first time that a pivotal member of the Indian squad has suffered an injury right before an international tournament. Ther

Jun 17 2015
Players from Dhoni, Raina-owned hockey teams not paid salary
Players from Dhoni, Raina-owned hockey teams not paid salary

MS Dhoni (L) and Suresh Raina Players from Ranchi Rays and Uttar Pradesh Wizards are yet to receive their dues for their participation in the Hockey India League (HIL). MS Dhoni, along with Sahara Adventure Sports Limited, owns the Rays while Suresh Raina is the co-owner of the Wizards. Amounts up to Rs 2 to 3 crores have been unpaid to the team members. The HIL is the world’s most lucrative hockey tournament with Ranchi Rays making i

Jun 9 2015
5 things we learned from the 2015 Hockey India League
5 things we learned from the 2015 Hockey India League

  Hockey India League 2015 turned out to be the most fiercely contested tournaments. Every team had their moments of gloom and glory with equal footing in terms of their relative performances. Ranchi did an encore & were the deserved champions whereas Punjab missed the bus again. Last year’s Champions Delhi salvaged some pride with a third place finish. On the other hand, U.P. choked again at the penultimate hurdle. Kalinga

Mar 1 2015
Case of so near yet so far for the Jaypee Punjab Warriors
Case of so near yet so far for the Jaypee Punjab Warriors

The Jaypee Punjab Warriors surrendered the advantage in the final What more Jaypee Punjab Warriors could have done to break their jinx of winning the Hero Hockey India League? It was a case of so near and yet so far for the Barry Dancer-coached Punjab outfit as they were denied a shot at glory by Ranchi Rays in an exhilarating penalty shootout at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. Missed chances cost the Punjab Warriors U

2015 Hero Hockey India League Stats file
2015 Hero Hockey India League Stats file

Ashley Jackson led Ranchi Rays had an impressive tournament First Goal of 2015 HIL: Lucas Villa (Kalinga Lancers vs Ranchi Rays) Total Number of Goals Scored: 137 Biggest Winning Margin: Jaypee Punjab Warriors beat Delhi Waveriders 7-0 Total Number of Matches Played: 34 First Yellow Card of 2015 HIL: Mandeep Singh (Ranchi Rays vs Kalinga Lancers) Player Scoring the 100th Goal: Gurjinder Singh (Kalinga Lancers) First Drawn Game of 2015

Feb 24 2015
5 memorable moments from the 2015 Hockey India League
5 memorable moments from the 2015 Hockey India League

It was an exciting end to another season of Hockey India League (HIL). Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s midas touch has cast it’s spell again, as his team Ranchi Rays, formerly Ranchi Rhinos earned their second title and have established themselves as an unstoppable force in the tourney. Jaypee Punjab Warriors would be rueing their bad luck as they finished as runners-up for the second year in a row. Nevertheless, all teams were phen

Feb 23 2015
Ranchi Rays skipper Ashley Jackson named best player of 2015 Hockey India League
Ranchi Rays skipper Ashley Jackson named best player of 2015 Hockey India League

Ashley Jackson recieves the best player of the tournament award from sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Ranchi Rays skipper Ashley Jackson, who led his team to the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) title, was also named player of the tournament, while Dabang Mumbai's young drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh was declared most promising player. Rays defeated Jaypee Punjab Warriors 3-2 via penalty shootout in the fin

Feb 23 2015
Delhi Waveriders beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards to claim third spot in HIL
Delhi Waveriders beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards to claim third spot in HIL

New Delhi, Feb 22: Delhi Waveriders defeated Uttar Pradesh Wizards 2-1 to claim the third position in the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Sunday. Rupinder Pal Singh (6th minute), Yuvraj Walmiki (50th) scored for the 2014 edition champions while Nikkin Thimmaiah (18th) scored the reducer for the Wizards. In the match between two beaten semi-finalists, Waveriders, who Saturday lost to Jaypee Pun

Feb 23 2015
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