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Post by jaydeep » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:17 pm

As per report top Australian coaches r lining up for Hockey India League including Dutchman Roelant Oltmans.

Top Australian coaches for Hockey India League?
While no one is ready to confirm yet, sources in the know confirm that Ric (Charlesworth) has been approached for coaching one of the six franchises in the upcoming league and he has also given a verbal okay to the offer. Besides Ric, Colin Batch, Terry Walsh and Mark Hager – all Australians – and Dutchman Roelant Oltmans are the other names being considered for the coach’s job in the six-team event.

“The difference this time is that even though it’s a Hockey India league, it will be handled by private franchises. Since it’s modeled on the IPL, the franchises will have complete freedom to appoint their staff and work out their contracts. Therefore, even though Ric has had a bad experience in India before, this time it isn’t the federation he is dealing with, and so is willing to come over.”

Only two franchises out of six have been sold so far – Lucknow to Sahara India and Punjab to Jaypee Associates

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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by Sin Hombre » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:20 pm

Fantastic stuff.

If only each of these franchises can build a proper academy as well.

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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by ssp » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:31 pm

Can't be bothered with anything coming from HI...or IHF.
We can try all sorts of things, but ultimately...we will be cr*p.
Let's leave hockey to the serious nations. What hope have we got when we can't resolve the administration of the game in 4 years. Yes, since 2008 we have been messing about with one bunch of sh*ts and then switched to another group of lunatics.
HIL will be a nice, easy earner for some foreign coaches and foreign players. Sorry for being so negative, but I've had enough of Indian hockey nonsense.
Please note the enthusiasm of the bidders of the 6 franchises. Only TWO sold. What kind of league has only 6 teams. Looks like nobody cares about hockey. We can't blame them. If HI and IHF had any sense, they could expand on last years PHL and run it properly. But that would be a SENSIBLE decision. We certainly can't have that!

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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by jayakris » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:26 am

Absolutely. I don't give a damn. Had they chosen to expand on PHL (or WSH), I would be truly excited too, because that would show that these guys have some business sense to get together to make money, and some reasonable ability to think logically. These sh*ts (I have taken a bit of a liking for that term ssp has long used for them) will do nothing useful or reasonable, as they are driven by petty egos, grudges and power-hunger. They won't succeed in anything. Who cares. Jay

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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by gautam » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:22 am

I too agree. This league is only a cover up by HI to prove and show that they concerned about Indian Hockey. In reality this league has been established only in retaliation to IHF's backed WSH.
I would still pick PHL and WSH over this worthless HIL. With the way HI is planning to commercialise it i am sure this will not help improve the grass root situation rather it will just be a league where the established players earn a good amount of money.
I will still pick WSH over any other league and believe that it was a blessing in disguise when national players were not allowed to participate in WSH. This helped the other players to perform and even gave us some great talent and instead on building on that we used the same useless playera.
Lastly one thing which we need to understand is that we dont need to market hockey, it is already very popular. We only need to do well in major competetions to do well to increase fan base.
This sport is similar to cricket where if our national team does well only then will we have a great fan base for our domestic league.

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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by sameerph » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:42 am

Yes, our team doing so badly in the Olympics would have really killed the interest of the sponsers in picking up teams for this league. Our national team needs to do reasonably well for the interest to pick up for Hockey. Now, people are more or less resigned that hockey is dead in the country. Unless we sort out the administrative mess created by having 2 organisations running the game, nothing good is expected.

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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by Ankit Desai » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:26 pm

WSH Vs HIL, things are not rosy for players
Every India team player has signed up with the WSH. We could have dragged them to court this year also for not participating in the first edition despite a legal contract but we did not since it was the Olympic year and we did not want to do anything that might have been construed as being ‘anti-national’. However, next year it won’t be so easy. The contract is for three years and they can’t sign up with any other league just like that,”
said an official in the know.
In fact, they said, a few players including captain Bharat Chhetri have already been sent legal notices seeking a response on their contractual conflicts between the WSH and the HI league. Which means, at the end of the day, it will again be the players in the lurch in the battle between HI and IHF.
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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by jaydeep » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:39 am

90 of India’s best players to be part of Hockey India League Players’ Auction
Goalkeepers - Bharat Chetri, PR Sreejesh, P Thirumala Rao, Nanak Singh, Keerthi Mallesh Gowda, Keshav Dutt, Sushant Tirkey, Naveen Kumar, Subodh Tirkey, Phirembam Bisham Singh

Defenders - VR Raghunath, Rupinder Pal Singh, Sandeep Singh, Harbir Singh, Rahul Shilpkar, Chandan Singh, Gaganpreet Singh, Sukhmanjit Singh, Hans Raj, Gagandeep Singh, Amit Rohidas, Sampath Kumar Maylaram, Sumit Topno, Vikramjit Singh

Midfielders - Sardar Singh, Gurbaj Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Birendra Lakra Jr., Ignace Tirkey, Manpreet Singh, K Kothajit Singh, Bipin Kishor Kerketta, MB Aiyappa, Pradeep Mor, M Gunasekar, Amit Kumar Malik, Captain Singh, Jatinder Singh, Manish Bishnoi, Jarmanpreet Singh, Baljit Singh, Surender Kumar, Harjeet Singh, Rocky Lohchab, Suresh Toppo, Saroj Barla, Gurinder Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Vikas Choudhary

Forwards - SV Sunil, Tushar Khandker, Shivendra Singh, Dharamvir Singh, Gurvinder Singh Chandi, SK Uthappa, Sarvanjit Singh, Nitin Thimmaiah, Pradhan Somanna, Chinglensana Singh, Prabhdeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Prabhjot Singh, Yuvraj Valmiki, Gurmail Singh, Ranjit Singh, Dilbag Singh, Mohit Singh Thakur, Naveen Antil, Talwinder Singh, Tarandeep Singh, Amon Mirash Tirkey, Parvinder Singh, Vinit Kamble, Vikas Choudhary, Stanli Victor Minz, Anup Valmiki, PL Thimmanna, Sukhdev Singh, Mandeep Singh, Malik Singh, Satbir Singh, Harsahib Singh, Vijay Thapa Amon, Lowrence, Munish Rana, Siddharth Shanker, Kiran Kumar Thockchom, KD Bidappa, Mikhail Barla, Arvind Kujur

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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by ssp » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:13 pm

I expect more legal tangles because the WSH will not be happy with all the players who signed contracts with them and then going on to this 'auction'. Idiotic stuff.
I'd use Hi & IHF sh*ts as target practice for our shooters. They deserve nothing better.

By the way, I wonder how much the players who can actually trap the ball cleanly will cost at this auction! Nowadays, being among the top 90 players in India means nothing.

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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by Ankit Desai » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:05 pm

ssp wrote:I expect more legal tangles because the WSH will not be happy with all the players who signed contracts with them and then going on to this 'auction'. Idiotic stuff. I'd use Hi & IHF sh*ts as target practice for our shooters. They deserve nothing better.
WSH-contracted players need to take NOCs, says Colaco
"Around 14-15 players of the Indian team that played in the Olympics have signed three year contracts with our franchises. They will have to apply and get No Objection Certificates from their respective franchises in order to play in another league,"
Nimbus Sport's Chief Operating Officer Colaco said.

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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by Ankit Desai » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:20 pm

Hockey India League: Wave Group buys Delhi franchise
Wave Group now has an impressive portfolio of businesses including sugar manufacturing, distilleries, paper manufacturing, real estate and multiplexes and retail management.
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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by Ankit Desai » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:26 pm

Ranchi Rhinos name support staff for HIL
The Rhinos appointed experienced David Ian John of Australia as the exercise physiologist, Olympian Baljit Singh Saini as the coach and head coach of South Africa Gregg Clark in the same position.David Staniforth, who is currently the goalkeeping coach of South African, has also joined the Rhinos as a goalkeeping coach and video analyst.
Barry Dancer named head coach of Punjab franchise
Former Australia coach Barry Dancer has been named the head coach of Jaypee Punjab Warriors for the next month's Hockey India League (HIL) while former India player Zafar Iqbal has been taken on board as an advisor.

Former India captains Jagbir Singh and Mohammad Riaz are also part of the coaching staff. Besides Australia, Dancer has also worked with the England team.
Oltmans set to become coach of Lucknow franchise in HIL
Dutch hockey legend Roelant Oltmans is set to become the coach of the Sahara India Pariwar-owned Lucknow franchise in the inaugural Hockey India League, schedued to begin in January 17 next year.

While Oltmans has been handpicked for the coach's job, Sahara has appointed former India captain Dhanraj Pillay as the technical director of the team.
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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by Ankit Desai » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:19 pm

The ABC of Hockey India League players' auction

AUCTION GUIDELINES:

Total Players: 246
Purse for one franchise: $643000
Each franchise can buy: 24 players for 3 years
Maximum bid amount: $58,700
Minimum base price of an Indian player: $2800
Minimum base price of a foreign player: $5000

AUCTION FORMAT:

- The franchise owners will make silent bids for each of the six marquee players before the actual auction begins. Hockey India will then reveal which marquee player will lead which franchise based on the maximum bids by all the owners.
- Each round of main action will involve bidding for 10 defenders, 10 forwards and 10 midfielders.
- 25 goalkeepers will be auctioned in together in the first round.

Complete List of HIL League Players and their base price


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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by Ankit Desai » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:12 pm

Watch HIL Auction Live starting at 10:00 am IST. It is an official site to live telecast.

Enjoy !

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Re: Hockey India League (HIL) - January 2013

Post by Ankit Desai » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:46 pm

TEAM WISE PLAYERS SOLD TILL THE 18TH ROUND (There are only 19 rounds)
Jamie Dwyer sold to Punjab at USD 60000 against the base price of USD 25000.

Moritz Fuertse sold to Ranchi at USD 75500 against the base price of USD 25000.

Teun De Noojier sold to Lucknow at USD 66000 against the base price of USD 25000.

Sardar Singh sold to Delhi at USD 78000 against the base price of USD 27800.

Sandeep Singh sold to Mumbai at USD 27800 against the base price of USD 27800.
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