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Dabang Mumbai coach Jay Stacy delighted with first win in HIL
Dabang Mumbai coach Jay Stacy delighted with first win in HIL

Action from Dabang Mumbai’s match against Ranchi Rays in the HIL.Dabang Mumbai head coach Jay Stacy on Wednesday praised his side for delivering their best which helped them outclass table toppers Ranchi Rays 7-5 and pocket their first win in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai.After four consecutive defeats, Mumbai came back strongly to beat the defending champions, Ranchi. Despite the loss, Ranc

Feb 3 2016
Ranchi Rays skipper Ashley Jackson not in favour of counting field goals as two
Ranchi Rays skipper Ashley Jackson not in favour of counting field goals as two

Ranchi Rays lost their match against Dabang Mumbai 5-7 in the HIL on Feb 3.Britain star and Ranchi Rays skipper Ashley Jackson said on Wednesday that Coal India Hockey India League’s (HIL) rule of counting a field goal as two should not be implemented in internationals.A field goal is counted as two in this edition of the ongoing HIL and Jackson felt that it will not be beneficial for the game."The rule of field goal counted as tw

Feb 3 2016
Dabang Mumbai vs Ranchi Rays: Preview, TV Channel Info, Squad, Form Guide, Key Players
Dabang Mumbai vs Ranchi Rays: Preview, TV Channel Info, Squad, Form Guide, Key Players

Dabang Mumbai captain Matthew Swann (L) in actionDabang Mumbai will face the defending champions Ranchi Rays in their 3rd home game of the ongoing CIL Hockey India League. The Alphas are without a single win in 4 games they have played this edition, however, all the matches have been very closely contested. On the other hand, Ranchi Rays have been on a roll, winning 4 out of their 5 matches, only losing away to Jaypee Punjab Warriors in thei

Feb 3 2016
Ranchi Rays beat Kalinga Lancers in eastern derby to top the HIL table
Ranchi Rays beat Kalinga Lancers in eastern derby to top the HIL table

A scene from the eastern derby between Ranchi Rays and Kalings Lancers.Defending champions Ranchi Rays beat Kalinga Lancers 3-2 to register and their third straight victory that took them to the top of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) table at the Birsa Munda Astro Turf Hockey Stadium here on Thursday.After a goaless first half, Malak singh gave Lancers a 2-0 lead in the 33rd minute with a field goal which is counted as two in this editio

Jan 28 2016
Ranchi Rays defeat Delhi Waveriders 2-1 on home turf
Ranchi Rays defeat Delhi Waveriders 2-1 on home turf

Players in action during the Ranchi Rays vs Delhi Waveraiders match.26th January 2016, Ranchi: Defending Champions Ranchi Rays continued with their winning ways defeating Delhi Waveriders 2-1 in the ninth match of the 4th edition of the Coal India Hockey India League today. The hosts registered their second win today and first on their home ground, the Astro Turf Hockey stadium, Ranchi. Ranchi Rays with this win have 11 points to t

Whetton's goal enables Warriors to beat Rays 2-0 in HIL
Whetton's goal enables Warriors to beat Rays 2-0 in HIL

Jake Whetton proved to be the difference between the two teamsJake Whetton's second-minute field goal was enough to hand Jaypee Punjab Warriors a 2-0 victory over defending champions Ranchi Rays in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh hockey stadium.In a rematch of last year's final, centre-half Sardar Singh assisted Whetton as the hosts made the most of a quick counter-attack early on in the match.After a failed att

Jan 19 2016
Hockey India League: Ranchi Rays to face Punjab Warriors in a rematch of last edition's final
Hockey India League: Ranchi Rays to face Punjab Warriors in a rematch of last edition's final

Ranchi Rays came on top in the final match against Punjab WarriorsJaypee Punjab Warriors face defending champions Ranchi Rays in a rematch of last year's final of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the International Hockey Stadium in Chandigarh on January 19.Warriors, who have been runners-up in the past two editions -- denied by penalty shootouts on both occasions - will look to set the record straight from the first match.Warriors

Jan 18 2016
New scoring rules in the 2016 HIL evokes mixed reactions from the players
New scoring rules in the 2016 HIL evokes mixed reactions from the players

VR Raghunath believes drag-flickers would not be under as much pressure as the forwardsThe path-breaking rule changes in the fourth edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) starting on Monday drew mixed reactions as to whether they will make the game more tactical or will force the players to be ultra defensive.The most important rule change is that a field goal will be counted as two to encourage skillful hockey. And to curb rough tackles, two g

Jan 14 2016
Apologize for misbehaviour and participate in the HIL, Sardar Singh declares to Pakistan
Apologize for misbehaviour and participate in the HIL, Sardar Singh declares to Pakistan

After edging arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy semifinals, the Pakistanis put on a shameful displayIndian captain Sardar Singh supported Hockey India’s stand of not allowing Pakistani players to play in the cash-rich Hero Hockey India League (HIL) until they tender an apology for their unruly behavior during the aftermath of the 2014 Champions Trophy semi finals in Bhubaneswar.During the unveiling ceremony, Sardar who will captain J

Jan 14 2016
5 star players to watch out for Ranchi Rays
5 star players to watch out for Ranchi Rays

The reigning champions of the League the Ranchi Rays look a formidable unit before the start of the 2016 edition of the competition with the likes of  Ashley Jackson ,Manpreet Singh in their ranks. Here’s a look at the 5 stars players for the Harendra Singh-coached Ranchi Rays.

Jan 8 2016
The 5 most expensive players U-21 in the Hockey India League auction
The 5 most expensive players U-21 in the Hockey India League auction

Several Indian U-21 hockey team players found themselves in huge demand for the 2015 HIL The 2016 edition of the Hockey India League will see an increasing number of emerging youngsters rub shoulders with some of the prominent and skillful hockey players from various countries across the world. In the auction which happened last month, promising U-21 players such as Harmanpreet Singh, Dipsan Tirkey and Armaan Qureshi were lapped up for

Oct 15 2015
2016 Hockey India League: Akash Chitke to make this opportunity count with Ranchi Rays
2016 Hockey India League: Akash Chitke to make this opportunity count with Ranchi Rays

Akash Chitke was bought by Ranchi Rays for USD 4,500 Young Indian custodian Akash Chitke has expressed his excitement to play alongside some of the best players in the world of hockey in the upcoming edition of the Hockey India League. He was bought by Ranchi Rays for a mere USD 4,500 in the recently concluded HIL auction. He was declared as the ‘Promising Player of the Tournament’ in the recently concluded 5th s

Sep 21 2015
The 5 most expensive players of the Hockey India League 2016
The 5 most expensive players of the Hockey India League 2016

The HIL players auction took place on 17th September The introduction of the new scoring rule in the Hockey India League 2016, that a field goal will be counted as two, saw demand for strikers spike up in the players' auction. The auction that concluded on September 17th in New Delhi witnessed some intense bidding and a number of young Indian players fetching respectable bids. Unsurprisingly, it was the overseas specialist st

Sep 21 2015
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
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