HOCKEY INDIA LEAGUE

  • Delhi Waveriders gears up to defend title in HIL 18 hours 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Waveriders will start their title defence when the 3rd edition of Hockey India League (HIL) begins next month and Head coach Cedric D'Souza said on Friday that they would try to get an idea about the opposition players by following the just-concluded Champions Trophy. The third edition of...
  • Sandeep Singh all gung-ho for 2015 Hockey India League Yesterday

    New Delhi: Still smarting from his side Punjab Warriors' loss in the summit clash of the Hockey India League (HIL) last year, veteran penalty corner specialist Sandeep Singh Thursday promised to come out all guns blazing in the third edition of the league starting Jan 22, next year. Sandeep scored 11...
  • New India hockey coach could be appointed before HIL starts Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team is expected to get a new foreign coach within a month, that is by the time the third season of Hockey India League (HIL) starts on January 22. The process for selection of Australian Terry Walsh's successor had already started with Hockey India formally putting...
  • Looking forward to meeting India in Champions Trophy quarters: Tom Boon December 2, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Belgian hockey captain Tom Boon, the most expensive player in the Hockey India League (HIL), on Tuesday said they are looking forward to meeting India in the quarter-finals of the Champions Trophy starting on December 6 at the Kalinga Stadium. "Every game of the tournament is going to be very...
  • HIL's top pick Tom Boon draws inspiration from Sardar Singh, Jamie Dwyer November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Surprised to emerge as the costliest player ever of the Hockey India League (HIL), Belgian forward Tom Boon says besides his family he has always looked upto India captain Sardar Singh, Australian great Jamie Dwyer and Dutch legend Teun de Nooijer for inspiration. Boon, who was born in a...
  • Hockey India League to kick off in Bhubaneswar on Jan 22: full schedule November 25, 2014

    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 November 21, 2014

    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...
  • Hockey India League gears up for Players Closed Bid 2014 November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With a successful closing of Franchise Workshop, the Hero Hockey India League now prepares for the Hero HIL Players Closed Bid 2014, scheduled to take place on 15th November 20014, for its third edition of the League. With the roaring success of the last two editions of the HHIL...
  • 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...
  • Rajat Sharma to continue as HIL Advisory Board member October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Thursday announced that India TV chairman Rajat Sharma will continue as an Advisory Board member of the Hockey India League (HIL) for the next two years. Coming on board in the first edition of the league in 2013, Sharma has provided proactive recommendations for the...
  • Is the Hockey India League losing its financial viability? September 15, 2014

    Two hasty announcements have followed the pullout of Ranchi Rhinos from the Hockey India League (HIL) last week. The quick introduction of Pune and the change in ownership of Mumbai, all in a matter of 24 hours by Hockey India following Ranchi's pullout, wear the look of damage control for...
  • 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...
  • Hockey India League unveils Pune franchise September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The third edition of Hockey India League (HIL) early next year will see the addition of the Pune franchise which was bought by Deccan Water Treatment Pvt. Ltd. owner Anibran Sarkar on Friday. "We welcome Deccan Water Treatment as the new franchise for next season's HIL. These are exciting...
  • Hockey India League franchise Ranchi Rhinos quits September 11, 2014

    In a move that will shake the roots of promising Hockey India League (HIL), it's franchise Ranchi Rhinos has decided to quit and will no longer be functional. Rhinos, who had a fabulous track record in two seasons of HIL, haven't yet made reasons of their decision official but a team...
  • New FIH rules to be introduced in India from June 1 March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The new hockey rules announced by the international sport governing body, FIH, will be introduced in India for its domestic competition from June 1 this year, Hockey India (HI) said on Saturday. HI implemented the new FIH tournament rules featuring four quarters of 15 minutes, in all domestic tournaments...
  • Hockey India League to have eight teams by 2016 February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The first two editions of the Hockey India League (HIL) generated a decent response and its chairman Narinder Batra sees the competition expanding from six to eight teams by 2016, a development which will be welcomed by domestic and foreign players alike. Odisha's Kalinga Lancers were the sixth team...
  • Hockey India League final: Delhi beat Punjab 3-1 in penalty shoot-out to win the title February 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Delhi Waveriders defeated Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the penalty shoot-out to emerge as the champions in the second edition of Hero Hockey India League at the packed Astroturf Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. It came as a befitting result for last year's runners-up Waveriders, who made their second consecutive final...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rhinos beat UP Wizards in shoot-out to claim third spot February 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards via penalty shoot-out to finish third in the Hero Hockey India League 2014 at the floodlit Astroturf Hockey Stadium, here on Sunday. Rhinos beat UP Wizards 3-2 via penalty shoot-out after the two teams were locked at 1-1 at regulation time. The hosts...
  • 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: Yuvraj Walmiki's lone goal guides Delhi to 2nd final February 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Yuvraj Walmiki scored the all-important winner to guide Delhi Waveriders to the summit clash of the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League in the floodlit Astroturf Hockey Stadium here on Saturday. Walmiki scored a field goal in the 15th minute in front a packed 6,000 capacity stadium to...
  • Sandeep Singh always ahead of Rupinder, Raghunath as penalty corner specialist: Jamie Dwyer February 22, 2014

    Sandeep Singh remains India's best dragflicker even though he is not in the national team, says Jamie Dwyer, fivetime world hockey player of the year. Sandeep was last part of the Indian team in the Hockey World League Round 3 in June 2013 and has not found the faith of selectors...
  • Sandeep Singh still India's best dragflicker: Jamie Dwyer February 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Sandeep Singh remains India's best dragflicker even though he is not in the national team, says Jamie Dwyer, fivetime world hockey player of the year. Sandeep was last part of the Indian team in the Hockey World League Round 3 in June 2013 and has not found the faith of...