World Series Hockey - The IPL of Hockey

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    These are the teams:

    Chandigarh Comets
    Karnataka Lions
    Bhopal Badshah
    Pune Strykers
    Delhi Wizards
    Sher-E-Punjab
    Mumbai Marines
    Chennai Cheetahs
     
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    Yes..we should watch atleast one match supporting our Lions..Will check for tickets through my friend
     
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    WTF? People playing in this tournament might not get a chance to play in international team?

    This sounds like the rebel ICL and not IPL :rougefaché:

    Sad commentary

    Dhanraj Pillay, who even in his heyday had verbal duels with the administration, was articulate in his reasoning: “During my playing days there was not so much money in hockey… today when there are franchises pumping in money for this wonderful game there are so many controversies… and it's simple. Hockey is the loser thanks to the ego clashes amongst the administrators of the game. It's a very sad commentary on the state of the game in our country.

    “Thanks to the IPL and the BCCI's style of functioning, cricket is well administered. Hockey will take a long time coming anywhere close to the way cricket is run in our country… but for the avenues to open up, the people running the sport need to put their house in order,” Dhanraj said.

    Arjun Halappa, Karnataka Lions captain and former India captain, sounded very clear in his thought: “I may not be part of the Indian team today. I don't know if my participation in WSH is the reason for me being dropped or whether it's something else, but I've always said I would play in the WSH and continue saying the same even today,” he said.

    Despite the controversies around WSH, Sporting Ace Director Kingshuk Gupta, said: “It does not matter whether Sandeep Singh or the other stars play or not; we have the likes of Arjun Halappa and Dhanraj amongst us, and Jude leading the fortunes…we (franchisees) are determined to go ahead and make a success of the event.”

    Karnataka Lions plays Delhi Wizards in Delhi on Friday (March 2) and then hosts Bhopal Badshahs at the KSHA stadium on March 5.
     
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    Ex captains Halappa and Rajpal singh are not selected because they preferred WSH
     
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    None of the Indian team members are playing WHS, have to see if it will attractive enough without these stars.
     
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    Hockey federation is still a joke..we have two "Hockey India" and IHF..For money reasons just like BCCI these morons are not recognizing WSH.

    The PHL (Premier hockey league) was the fore runner to IPL...and Bangalore hi-fliers team had won that once I think.
     
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    A thriller between Mumbai and Pune today. Pune, trailing 5 - 3 came from behind and won the game 5-7.

    K'taka Lions play Delhi tomorrow.. wishing them luck. :super:
     
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    Yep PHL was awesome...

    We had Halappa,Sandeep Michael and One more bangalorean drag flick specialist i forgot his name he was too good infact he was better than Sandeep Singh, but he never played for India because of his differences with hockey board. He used to play in Singapore or Malaysia and come here only to play in PHL

    Few pakistani players in Bangalore Hi-fliers were very good
     
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    100rs is the ticket..have to catch the 9PM game one friday or saturday
     
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    1st game in Bengalooru is on 5th 7PM
     
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    Ticket price is very reasonable I feel. They should rope in local celebs from film world for example.
     
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    sunil shetty is promoting karnataka lions
     
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    I thought he was the tournament brand ambassador along Saif Ali
     
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    K'taka Lions lose 3-2 to Delhi :/ courtesy 4 consecutive penalty corner misses and a last minute charge from Delhi :Pleur4:

    Good Luck next time.
     
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    Yeah. Watched final stage of the match. Sad
     
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    Today lost to Punjab 6-1 :Pleur4:
     

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