The fifth edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) will be staged between Jan 21 and Feb 26 with the opening match featuring Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays to be held in Mumbai and the semi-finals and final in Chandigarh, home to reigning champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors.
"The Coal India Hockey India League has been a huge success in how it has helped
Matches in the six-team competition will begin at 7 pm during the league phase.
"We hope to raise the bar again this season, by increasing reach to more fans via innovative mediums as well as better revenues for players and sponsors,” added Batra, the newly-elected FIH president.
“At the heart of its concept, the HIL benefits our Indian