The second edition of Hero Hockey India League kick-starts on 25th January 2014
New Delhi, 21 January.2014: Hockey India today announced the prize money for the much awaited second edition of Hero Hockey India League 2014. While the winning team gets to take home Rs.2.5cr. prize money, the runners up team stands a chance to win Rs.1.25cr and the team placed at the 3rd position will take away Rs.75lacs. The League is set to commence on 25th January with six franchises and will be played in across Delhi, Mumbai, Mohali, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi and Lucknow over a period of almost four weeks.
Apart from the top 3 teams winning cash prizes, the Player of the Tournament gets to take away Rs. 25 lacs. The player with the maximum goals will have a chance to win the Airtel Maximum goals award and Rs. 10 lacs cash prize. The upcoming player gets the opportunity to bag the Ponty Chadha Upcoming Player of the Tournament Award and cash prize of Rs.20lacs. The player who makes everyone proud will win the Yes Garv Award and will get a cash prize of Rs.10lacs. In additional, each man of the match wins Rs 25,000.
Speaking on the announcement Dr. Narinder Batra, Chairman, Hero Hockey India League said “The excitement of hockey continues post Hero Hockey World League Final and will be further enhanced with the second edition of Hero Hockey India League. In the last two tournaments that Hockey India has organized in a span of one month, we have witnessed immense viewership and Hockey is again becoming a household name and an entertainer. This year we are making special efforts to recognise individual performances and have introduced many cash prizes. This will create excitement not only amongst individual players but even amongst the spectators.”
The Award Categories for the League include
· Player of the Tournament: Rs 25 lacs
· Ponty Chadha Upcoming Player of the Tournament: Rs 20 lacs
· Airtel Maximum goals: Rs 10 lacs
· Yes Garv: Rs 10 lacs
Hero Hockey India League is scheduled to start from January 25, 2014 with the first match to be played between Jaypee Punjab Warriors and Delhi Waveriders in the new hockey stadium at Mohali.