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Hockey India League (HIL) auction to be held on September 17; Mumbai hold on to fewest players
Hockey India League (HIL) auction to be held on September 17; Mumbai hold on to fewest players

PR Sreejesh has been retained the Uttar Pradesh Wizards. The auction for the fourth season of the Hockey India League(HIL) will take place on the 17th of September. A total of 135 Indian players and 142 foriegn players will go under the hammer at the auction, the Times of India reports. The franchises will bid for players from India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, USA, South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Malaysia, S

Aug 22 2015
HIL auction: Sardar Singh released by Delhi Waveriders
HIL auction: Sardar Singh released by Delhi Waveriders

Ashley Jackson Three franchises – Kalinga Lancers, Dabang Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh Wizards – opted not to make full use of six ‘retained quotas (three Indian and three international players) retaining five, three and five players respectively, leaving them wider options for the forthcoming auction pool. A total of 26 players were retained Australia’s Andrew Charter, Ireland’s David Harte and India’s PR S

Aug 17 2015
Are Hockey India League franchises steering clear of spending big on few players?
Are Hockey India League franchises steering clear of spending big on few players?

A still from the Hockey India League match between Delhi Waveriders and UP Wizards The 2016 Hero Hockey India League (HIL) may be still some months away, but hockey franchises have hit the ground running racking their brains on what could be the ideal combination. A slew of franchises have announced the players they have retained for the next two years, which gives us enough reasons to believe that they are looking to ‘work smart and n

Aug 13 2015
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

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

Feb 24 2015
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
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