Delhi Waveriders virtually sealed their place in the semifinal of the Hockey India League with a crushing 5-2 win over second-placed Ranchi Rhinos on Friday.
The Army Sports Control Board (ASCB) has taken strong exception to their taking part without permission and has asked the Madras Engineering Group (MEG) to recall them and initiate disciplinary action. B Shrikant
Except for the league's opening night and Republic Day, the spectator turnout at the National Stadium here hasn't really been anything to write home about. Kaushik Chatterji reports.
Going into their fifth match of the inaugural Hockey India League, the Delhi Waveriders were in a spot of bother, Kaushik Chatterji reports.
Hosts UP Wizards' poor show in the Hockey India League continued on Sunday, as they lost to Punjab Warriors 3-4 before a huge crowd of fans. In fact, it was a hattrick of losses for the Lucknow-based franchise, as on Saturday they had lost to Ranchi Rhinos 1-3. Sharad Deep reports.
Hockey certainly is on a revival path in the country, or so one felt after seeing huge crowds at the National Stadium on Saturday, the venue for the crucial Hockey Indian League tie between Delhi Waveriders and Mumbai Magicians.
Starting as overwhelming favourites, table toppers Delhi Waveriders would like to continue their winning run when they take on laggards Mumbai Magicians in a round-robin match of the Hockey India League here tomorrow.
The inaugural edition of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) has painted an extremely cheerful picture for the broadcasters so far with the first six matches of the tournament recording an impressive viewership of 1.46 crore.
Ranchi Rhinos handed Uttar Pradesh Wizards their first defeat of the inaugural Hero Hockey India League when they got the better of the visitors 3-1 here on Thursday.
Having lost their all four league matches, Mumbai Magicians faces a do-or-die battle as they prepare to take on Punjab Warriors in their fifth encounter of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Surjit Singh stadium here tomorrow.
Nine goals scored as table-topping Waveriders hand Ranchi Rhinos loss at home stadium, go eight points clear in the league standings
After losing two matches at home, the Punjab Warriors were eager to register a win. But they had to be content with a draw against the UP Wizards in the Hockey India League at the Surjit Hockey Stadium on Tuesday, Rajeev Bhaskar reports.
It was the last quarter which had decided the outcome of the match between the Mumbai Magicians and Punjab Warriors on Sunday, the former losing 2-4, Firoz Mirza reports.
The journey from the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium to the city, a distance of almost 12 km, is a problem for fans. Sharad Deep reports.
UP Wizards prevent Delhi Waveriders from notching up third win on the trot. Sharad Deep reports.