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  • Hockey India League to kick off in Bhubaneswar on Jan 22: full schedule 3 days ago

    Post the Hockey India League (HIL) Players Closed Bid 2014, where the selection of the players for the six different franchise was set in stone, Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday announced the match schedule for the third edition of the Hero Hockey India League. The league is a month-long thrilling...
  • Hockey India League appoints Indian umpires for 2015 edition 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India League (HIL) on Friday announced a panel of Indian umpires for its 2015 edition scheduled from Jan 22 to Feb 22. The panel consists of experienced umpires who have conducted many matches in reputed tournaments. Javed Shaikh, Raghu Prasad, Gurinder Singh Sangha, Ripudaman Sharma, Anil Kumar and a...
  • Hockey India announces panel of foreign umpires for Hockey India League November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Hero Hockey India League (HIL) on Thursday announced the panel of foreign umpires for the 2015 edition of the tournament scheduled from 22 January to February 22. The esteemed panel consists of experienced umpires from across the world, who have conducted many matches in reputed tournaments. David Tomlinson of New...
  • HIL appoints Henrik Ehlers as Umpires Manager for 2015 season November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Denmark's Henrik Ehlers was on Wednesday appointed as the Umpires Manager for the next edition of the Hockey India League (HIL), starting January 22 next year. Ehlers is currently serving as the member of the EHF Appointments Committee at the European Hockey Federation and an FIH International Umpires Manager...
  • Suresh Raina does a MS Dhoni, becomes co-owner of a HIL team November 17, 2014

    Lucknow: Following in the footsteps of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina has become the second cricketer to be associated with the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) after he was named on Monday as the co-owner of the Uttar Pradesh Wizards franchise. Raina's association with HHIL comes closely on the heels of...
  • Tom Boon becomes highest priced player in 2015 HIL bidding November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: s fetched the highest price in a closed bidding Saturday for the 2015 Hockey India League (HIL), getting picked up by new team Dabang Mumbai (DM) for $103,000, as star Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh was bagged up by Uttar Pradesh Wizards (UPW) for $69,000. The 24-year-old Boon, with a...
  • Hockey India League 2015: Full list of 6 squads after Closed Bid November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Building up for the upcoming Hockey India League 2015, all the six franchises which includes defending champions Delhi Waveriders along with Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Kalinga Lancers, Jaypee Punjab Warriors and new franchise owners Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays, were seen bidding their best numbers to get hold of...
  • HIL: 'Mumbai Magicians' rechristened 'Dabang Mumbai' November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The new owners of Mumbai franchise of Hockey India League (HIL) on Thursday said the team will be renamed as 'Dabang Mumbai' from third edition of the tournament to be held in January-February next year. DoIT Sports Management is the new owner of the franchise, earlier called `Mumbai Magicians', owned...
  • HIL names Gavin Hawke, Muthukumar Balakrisnan as assistant tournament directors November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing with its bid to have world class officials on board, Hero Hockey India League today announced the appointment of Gavin Hawke and Muthukumar Balakrisnan as Assistant Tournament Directors for the third edition, to be held from January 22 to February 22. With the inclusion of Hawke and Balakrisnan,...
  • Bjorn Isberg to remain Hockey India League technical director November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Having successfully overseen the second edition of the Hockey India League (HIL), Bjorn Isberg was on Thursday retained as the tournament director of the 2015 event to be held Jan 22-Feb 22. "After a successful stretch of working with HIL in the second edition as the tournament director, Bjorn...
  • MS Dhoni and Sahara buy Ranchi franchise of Hockey India League October 25, 2014

    India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sahara Adventure Sports Limited are co-owners of the new Ranchi franchise of the Hockey Indian League (HIL), Ranchi Rays, which was unveiled on Saturday. Ranchi Rhinos, the inaugural champions of HIL, were scrapped following distrust between owners (Patel-PS Group and Uniexcel Group) and Hockey...
  • New owners take over Hockey India League's Mumbai franchise September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a boost to the troubled Hockey India League, their Mumbai franchise, which was abandoned by the Dabur group recently, has now been taken up by DoIT Sports Management, making it the sixth team in the event to be held in JanuaryFebruary. "Hockey India League today announced that the...
  • Foreign coaches not helping Indian hockey: Dhanraj Pillay July 2, 2014

    Rajkot: Former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay on Wednesday said that he was opposed to the import of foreign coaches in India as it was not helping the players. "The standard of Indian hockey is going down because of the foreign coaches as they are unaware of the strength and the weakness...
  • As it happened: Delhi Waveriders vs Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Hockey India League final February 23, 2014

    Delhi Waveriders will lock horns with Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the summit clash of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League after registering hard-fought victories in their respective semi-finals. The Waveriders rode on Yuvraj Walmiki's lone goal to beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first semi-final on Saturday, before dragflicker...
  • HIL: Punjab Warriors out to end Ranchi Rhinos' title defence in semis February 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Bolstered by a strong showing in the league stages, tabletoppers Punjab Warriors would look to continue their winning streak against defending champions Ranchi Rhinos when the two sides meet in the second semifinal of the Hockey India League (HIL) on Saturday. Punjab Warriors had a dream campaign in the HIL...
  • Talented Indian Hockey team needs good game plan: Jamie Dwyer February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary Australian forward Jamie Dwyer feels that Indian Hockey team has naturally talented players who just need good game plan to be among the top teams of the world. "The Indian team has very naturally talented players and among them Rupinder Pal Singh has impressed me the most....
  • Waveriders favourites against Wizards in 1st semifinal of HIL February 21, 2014

    Ranchi: Going by form as well as reputation, Delhi Waveriders would start overwhelming favourites against Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first semifinal of the second Hockey India League (HIL) on Saturday. The Waveriders, who lost to title holders Ranchi Rhinos in the summit clash last year at the Astro turf Hockey...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Ranchi Rhinos 42 to consolidate their position in HIL February 16, 2014

    Mohali: Punjab Warriors defeated defending champions Ranchi Rhinos 42 in their penultimate league match to consolidate their second position in the Hockey India League on Sunday. SV Sunil opened the scoring for Warriors in the 17th minute of the match with a field strike that beat Rhinos goalie Sushant Tirkey...
  • HIL: Mumbai Magicians open account with 32 win February 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Magicians broke their winless streak by defeating Kalinga Lancers 32 in the second edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Mumbai Hockey Association Stadium here on Sunday. It was the Magicians' maiden win this season and it came after eight matches and after 12 games in the...
  • HIL: Rajpal strikes twice as Delhi Waveriders beat Mumbai Magicians February 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Rajpal Singh's double strike helped Delhi Waveriders thrash Mumbai Magicians 53 in the second edition of the Hockey India League at the Mumbai Hockey Association Stadium here on Saturday. The tabletoppers, Delhi Waveriders, took the lead in the third minute with striker Yuvraj Walmiki, who deflected the ball at the...
  • HIL: Punjab Warriors defeat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 21 February 15, 2014

    Mohali: Local favourites Jaypee Punjab Warriors dished out a commendable performance to register a 21 win over Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a hardfought match of the Hero Hockey India League, here on Saturday. Playing attacking hockey under nearly freezing weather conditions, Punjab skipper Jamie Dwyer gave an early lead to his...
  • Peillat's twin strike help Lancers stun Rhinos 41 in HIL February 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Gonzalo Peillat scored a double to guide debutants Kalinga Lancers to a stunning 41 victory over title holders Ranchi Rhinos in a league match of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL), here today. They might be out of the semifinal race, but the Lancers gave the defending...
  • HIL: Kalinga Lancers look to upset UP Wizards February 12, 2014

    Bhubneswar: Debutants Kalinga Lancers would be desperate to score a sweet revenge over the Uttar Pradesh Wizards and give their home fans something to cheer about in a return leg match of the Hockey India League 2014 between the two sides, here on Thursday. The Lancers had lost 13 to Wizards...
  • Delhi Waveriders eying revenge against Ranchi Rhinos in Hockey India League February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Sitting pretty atop the leaderboard in the Hero Hockey India League 2014, last year's runnersup Delhi Waveriders would be desperately hunting for a win against title holders Ranchi Rhinos on Wednesday to avenge their defeat at the hands of the same opponents in their last match. A win on...
  • Delhi Waveriders beat Mumbai Magicians 21 to extend lead in HIL February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Waveriders bagged five points from their 21 win over Mumbai Magicians at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Thursday to extend their lead on top of the Hockey India League (HIL) standings. The Waveriders now sit pretty on top of the standings with 24 points from...
  • Ranchi Rhinos to clash against Kalinga Lancers on home ground February 6, 2014

    Ranchi: Hockey India League (HIL) defending champions Ranchi Rhinos take on debutants Kalinga Lancers on their home turf here on Friday. After a tough draw with Mumbai Magicians on Tuesday, the Rhinos are practising with a fresh approach and new strategies. They have played three out of their four matches on...
  • Sreejesh's best yet to come, says Australia's Bazeley February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Australia's World Cup winning hockey goalkeeper George Bazeley feels Indian custodian PR Sreejesh's best is yet to come since goalkeepers are late bloomers. The 30yearold Bazeley, who plays for Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hockey India League (HIL), is impressed with the standard of Indian goalkeepers and also picked...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rhinos held to a 11 draw by Mumbai Magicians February 4, 2014

    Ranchi: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos and Mumbai Magicians played out a 11 draw at the Birsa Munda Astroturf Stadium in the Hockey India League, here on Wednesday. Reid Ross Justin drew the first blood for Rhinos with a blistering strike off a penalty corner in the 57th minute, while the Mumbai...
  • HIL: Waveriders, Wizards square off in a battle of supremacy February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A thrilling contest is on the cards when Delhi Waveriders take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a round robin league match of the Hockey India League 2014 here on Wednesday with both the team eyeing a win to jump to the top of the standings. The match also gives...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rhinos beat UP Wizards 21 February 1, 2014

    Lucknow: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos eked out a close 21 win over Uttar Pradesh Wizards to consolidate their position in the points table of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Dhyan Chand Stadium, here on Saturday. The Rhinos were, by far, the better side on display as they dominated the...