HOCKEY INDIA

  • Dabang Mumbai will surprise other teams in 2015 HIL: Matthew Swann 22 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After being bagged by the new team Dabang Mumbai for a whopping $78,000, Australian mid-fielder Matthew Swann is all keyed up and is eagerly waiting for the Hockey India League (HIL) 2015 to begin. The 25-year-old, who played for the now-defunct Mumbai Magicians in the inaugural edition in 2013,...
  • Jamie Dwyer hopes Punjab Warriors will be third time lucky in HIL Yesterday

    New Delhi: Australian great Jamie Dwyer is confident that his team Jaypee Punjab Warriors will go one better in the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL) and win the trophy. Besides Dwyer, Punjab boast of Jake Whetton at the forward line-up, Lucas Rey in the mid-field, Sandeep Singh, Christopher Ciriello, Mark Knowles...
  • Delhi Waveriders gears up to defend title in HIL 2 days 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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Hockey India announces its 'Hockey India On-line Academy Platform' 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India in its endeavour to produce and nurture young talent in hockey, on Wednesday announced the launch of its online academy platform which gives a huge boost to the coaches who are responsible towards the development of young talent from the grass-roots level. The initiative coined as Hockey...
  • Hockey India suspends playing ties with Pakistan 1 week ago

    Hockey India President Narinder Batra reacted strongly to Pakistan's misbehaviour following their win over India in Champions Trophy semis on Saturday. ...
  • Pakistan must apologise for misbehaving, FIH's inaction unacceptable: Narinder Batra December 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Pakistan's obscene gestures after their win over hosts India here in the Champions Trophy semi-final on Saturday and FIH's comment that "no action is warranted" has invited scathing response from Hockey India (HI) President, Narinder Batra, who said if such "uncouth behaviour" is within "tolerable limits", then HI is...
  • 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...
  • After Terry Walsh, women's hockey coach Neil Hawgood also exits November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After Hockey India (HI) decided not to continue Terry Walsh as the chief coach of the men's national team, the women's team's chief tactician, Neil Hawgood, Thursday announced that he, too, will not extend his contract. An HI statement Thursday thanked Hawgood for his services without stating the reasons...
  • Hockey India turns its back on former coach Terry Walsh November 25, 2014

    HI clearly stated that they do not require the services of Terry Walsh and will start their search for a replacement "with approval of SAI". ...
  • Hockey India doesn't need Terry Walsh: Narinder Batra November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra Tuesday clearly stated that they do not require the services of former men's team chief coach Terry Walsh and will start their search for a replacement "with approval of SAI". This move from Batra comes just as Walsh expressed his willingness to continue...
  • 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...
  • Terry Walsh ready to return but wants Hockey India to 'show desire' November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Barely days after quitting from his position as chief coach of the national men's hockey team, Terry Walsh has expressed his willingness to return to India provided Hockey India shows some "desire" to work out a "viable solution". Walsh admitted that he has indeed written a letter to the...
  • Ready to re-appoint Terry Walsh as coach if Hockey India agrees: SAI November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday said that the authority is ready to re-appoint chief coach Terry Walsh but only after receiving the consent of approval from Hockey India (HI). "We had discussed several issues with Terry Walsh and all the stakeholders regarding his...
  • Hockey: Mandeep Singh left out of India's 18-man Champions Trophy squad November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Young forward Mandeep Singh was the notable omission from India's 18-man squad for the Champions Trophy announced by Hockey India on Monday. Mandeep was among the three men left out of the squad that toured for the bilateral series in Australia, which India won. Midfielder Satbir Singh and defender...
  • Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team will visit Italian capital Rome for training and to play test matches on Dec 1-12 to prepare for the World League Round 2. Hockey India (HI) selectors Surinder Kaur, Harbinder Singh, Mamta Kharab, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach...
  • Roelant Oltmans to coach India at Champions Trophy hockey: reports November 23, 2014

    Terry Walsh's association with Indian hockey seems to have drawn to a close even though the Australian flew back home saying he would convey his final decision to Sports Authority of India (SAI) over the weekend that ends today. Reports in the media on Saturday suggested Walsh has sent a final...
  • 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,...
  • Victorious Indian hockey team returns home November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team that stunned world champions Australia 3-1 in a Test series returned home to a rousing reception by Hockey India (HI) and fans on Tuesday. The Sardar Singh-led team put up stupendous show after losing the first test. It was second big achievement for the side...
  • Hockey India announces annual awards November 10, 2014

    In a first for Indian hockey, the national federation on Monday decided to have the 'Hockey India Annual Awards' wherein the top players in the men's and women's categories will walk away with a prize money of Rs 25 lakh each. Hockey India will be identifying and rewarding the most promising...