FIH's Hockey Pro League - (Men's and Women's)

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FIH's Hockey Pro League - (Men's and Women's)

Post by jaydeep » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:24 am

FIH has announced the Hockey Pro League from 2019 ... Total nine men's and women's teams from around the world would compete against each other both home and away basis every year ... The League will run between January and June every year, will see a total of 144 one-off matches.

The Men's teams - Argentina, Australia, Belgium, England, Germany, India, Netherlands, New Zealand and Pakistan (Pakistan playing their home matches in Scotland.)

The Women's teams - Argentina, Australia, China, England, Germany, India, Netherlands, New Zealand and USA.

These matches will give our players huge exposure of playing against top teams.

FIH's Hockey Pro League to kick off in January 2019

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Re: FIH's Hockey Pro League - (Men's and Women's)

Post by ssp » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:20 pm

India have pulled out of this league!

HI has reasoned that our women stand a better chance of qualifying for Olympics via continental championships or HWL (not sure about this method of qualification), but couldn't pull out just women's team so took out men's team as well. Decision had to be made by 17/717 to avoid 2 yr international ban from FIH.

HI is in a crazy mood currently (even more crazier than usual!!) as they recently complained about match fixing at the recent HWL semis in London. They accused a British MP (of Pakistani origin) as behind an untimely police interview for Sardar Singh. HI claim that this was done deliberately to de-stabilize the team. What a load of bull***t!! The team were pathetic against Malaysia and Canada- nothing to do with a match fixing, especially as they thrashed Pakistan 6-1 in between! And if they have to rely on one player, then they are doomed.

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Re: FIH's Hockey Pro League - (Men's and Women's)

Post by ssp » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:03 am

Here's an excellent article describing qualification routes for Tokyo:

https://be-hockey.com/what-is-happening-in-india/

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