Hockey India begins registration for Hockey India League 2024-2025

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NEW DELHI: The much-awaited Hockey India League (HIL) is set to make its comeback, after an 8-year-long hiatus, later this year. The Hockey India League 2024-2025 edition will feature eight men’s and six women’s teams and hockey players from across the nation are invited to register themselves on or before June 30.

This is the first time in the history of the sport that an exclusive women’s HIL will be hosted simultaneously, underlining Hockey India’s vision to promote women’s hockey and subsequently increase the talent pool of women hockey players in India.

Additionally, Hockey India has also invited players from top 15 hockey-playing nations to register their players and support staff for the upcoming season which will be held in the window sanctioned by FIH; the last week of December 2024 to the first week of February 2025.

Commenting on the occasion Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey said, “We are elated to open the player registration for the Hockey India League 2024-2025 edition. This step signifies that we are close to restarting the HIL, a league that was loved by hockey players and fans across the world. We are confident that budding Indian hockey players will snatch at the opportunity to play with and against some of the best players in the world.”

Hockey India Secretary General Bhola Nath Singh also weighed in saying, “The HIL played a pivotal role in the resurgence of the Indian Hockey Teams and it is a matter of great joy and pride that we are on the verge of restarting it. The league will help improve the standard of young players and propagate a culture of hockey across the nation. We look forward to receiving heaps of applications from India and abroad.”(ANI)

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