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  • Pakistani players should play in HIL: Sardar Singh, Ajit Pal January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Current Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh and former skipper Ajit Pal Singh on Monday said that Pakistani players should be allowed to play in Hockey India League (HIL). The duo, however, added that the decision to allow the Pakistan players is an administrative issue and HIL officials should follow...
  • HIL: Challenge for me to take Jacobi's place, Delhi Waveriders goalie Pieterse January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Drafted into the Delhi Waveriders team in place of star goalkeeper Nicolas Jacobi for the 2015 Hockey India League (HIL), South Africa's Erasmus Pieterse is well aware of the "pressure" and said it would be a challenge for him to fill in the German's shoes in upcoming tournament. Pieterse...
  • HIL: Ashley Jackson to lead Ranchi Rays, Harendra Singh named head coach January 15, 2015

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rays on Thursday named Englishman Ashley Jackson as their captain and former India coach Harendra Singh as their coach for the Hockey India League starting January 22. Jackson was part of the England squad that won bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games last year. Ranchi Rays also announced the coaching...
  • Jude Felix anticipates better season for Kalinga Lancers in HIL January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Jude Felix, who is currently coaching Kalinga Lancers, feels his team is much sharper this time and hoped players such as Lalit Kumar and Amir Khan will step up their performances to produce a successful season in upcoming Hockey India League (HIL). "With a lot of...
  • German coach lauds Indian hockey players on skills January 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Young Dabang Mumbai chief coach, Valentin Altenburg, on Monday praised Indian hockey players for their skills and wished they could integrate those with tactical acumen of top teams like his native Germany and World Cup champions Australia to become world beaters. "When I watch the Indian boys I am fascinated...
  • S K Uthappa ready to make a big impression in HIL January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Playing for Uttar Pradesh Wizards for the third time in a row, India's forward S K Uthappa looks forward to putting up a good show and making it to the finals for his team this season. "I am looking to push a bit harder this year and make it...
  • HIL: Gurbaj Singh confident of replicating previous performance January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Playing for Delhi Waveriders for the third year in a row, veteran midfielder Gurbaj Singh is all set to replicate his last two seasons' success in the upcoming Hockey India League, starting from January 22. Gurbaj is once again looking forward to rub shoulders with one of the best...
  • Dabang Mumbai start preparatory camp for HIL January 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The Dabang Mumbai franchise of the Hockey India League (HIL) kicked off its preparatory camp for the third edition of the tournament at the MHA Hockey Stadium on Friday. The opening day was a relatively easy outing for the Indian players under the watchful eyes of assistant coach Anil Aldrin,...
  • Goalkeeper Adrian D'Souza hopes to make India comeback through HIL January 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Dabang Mumbai, owned by Doit Sports Management, will be making its debut in the six-team tournament, that runs from January 22 to February 22, at the Mahindra Stadium against Jaypee Punjab Warriors on January 23. "You have seen quite a few players making a comeback through the Hockey India League...
  • Strong defence line is key to our success: Virender Lakra January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Ranchi Rays defender Virender Lakra says having a strong defence will hold the key to the team's fortunes in the upcoming Hero Hockey India League (HIL). The 24-year-old Jharkhand fullback, who received a few Man-of-the-Match awards last season, will be playing his third HIL. This year, Lakra will be supported...
  • Mandeep Singh gears up for Hockey India League January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: With the Hero Hockey India League just around the corner, Ranchi Rays star player Mandeep Singh on Wednesday said that he's gearing up for yet another strong show in the tournament. With all eyes on him in since the first edition, Mandeep is keen to continue his dream run...
  • Delhi Waveriders will be aggressive: Gurwinder Chandi January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Strengthening the forward line for defending champions Delhi Waveriders in the Hockey India League (HIL), seasoned striker Gurwinder Singh Chandi is all set to add dynamism and vigour to the team in the league's third edition that starts from January 22. The 25-year-old forward has played a key role...
  • Delhi Waveriders aim to retain HIL title: Sardar Singh January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Waveriders captain Sardar Singh on Monday said that they are aiming to retain the Hockey India League (HIL) title they won last year. "This is my third outing with the HIL and I am keenly waiting for it to begin. With just a few days more than a...
  • Sardar Singh eyes HIL title for the 2nd consecutive time January 5, 2015

    Playing for Delhi Waveriders for the third time in the Hero Hockey India League (HIL), captain Sardar Singh is looking to guide his team to the second consecutive title in the League, commencing from January 22. The 28-year-old Sardar has captained Delhi Waveriders in the preceding seasons of HIL as well,...
  • Kalinga Lancers can't be taken lightly: Lalit Upadhyay January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Kalinga Lancers young striker Lalit Upadhyay said on Saturday that the Bubaneswar-based team has a settled unit and it can't be taken lightly in the Hockey India League (2015) starting from January 22. "The HIL 2015 will be a real challenge for us. The previous season was like testing...
  • HIL: Converting penalty corners will be UP Wizards' strength, says VR Raghunath January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Wizards captain VR Raghunath said on Friday that his team will rely on penalty corner conversions to go all the way in the Hockey India League (HIL) starting from January 22. Being among the top drag-flickers of the world, the Karnataka player led the Wizards twice and...
  • I want to make Indian hockey more enjoyable in 2015: Sardar Singh January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: As part of his new year resolution, Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh, who led the team to an Asian Games gold medal after a gap of 16 years and a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games this year, has vowed to make the national sport more enjoyable to...
  • Walmiki brothers all set for Hockey India League December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Walmiki brothers, Yuvraj and Devinder and their nephew Anup Amarpal will be a centre of attraction in the Hero Hockey India League as all three of them will represent three different franchisees. While forward player Yuvraj will represent defending champions Delhi Waveriders, his younger brother, midfielder Devinder will...
  • Rupinder Pal Singh keen to perform well in HIL December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Bracing up for the third Hockey India League, penalty corner specialist Rupinder Pal Singh said he would aim to be a standout performer for his team, defending champions Delhi Waveriders. Playing for Delhi Waveriders consecutively for the third time, Rupinder is eagerly waiting to display his proficiency alongside an...
  • HIL: Akashdeep excited to play with Sardar, Simon again December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: After playing a vital role in India's campaign in 17th Asian Games and Champions Trophy, Akashdeep Singh is now hoping to produce another steller performance for Delhi Waveriders in the Hockey India League (HIL) starting next month. The young striker, who idolises India skipper Sardar Singh, said he is...
  • Delhi's duo Jason Wilson and Simon Child ready to defend HIL title December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the new season of Hockey India League (HIL), Delhi Waveriders' striker duo of Australian Jason Wilson and New Zealand's Simon Child said on Tuesday that they would look to score the maximum number of goals to help their team defend the title. In the previous season,...
  • Dabang Mumbai will surprise other teams in 2015 HIL: Matthew Swann December 21, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 19, 2014

    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 December 18, 2014

    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 December 18, 2014

    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' December 17, 2014

    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 December 14, 2014

    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...