2016 Hockey India League Has Been Won by Punjab Warriors [ Current Affairs ]
The fourth edition of Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) title 2016 has been won by the Jaypee Punjab Warriors. With this they have maiden title at the finals played at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Ranchi by beating Kalinga Lancers with 6 - 1 goals. In 2014 and 2015 Punjab Warriors had finished runners-up after they had lost to Delhi Wave riders and Ranchi Rays respectively.
- Player of the Tournament Award: Rupinder Pal Singh from Delhi Waveriders.
- Man of the Match Award: Mark Knowles from Punjab Warriors.
- Goal of the Match award: Armaan Qureshi form Punjab Warriors.
- Emerging Player of the Match award: Armaan Qureshi.
- Dhruv Batra Maximum Goals award: Glenn Turner from Kalinga Lancers.
- Ponty Chadha Upcoming Player of the Tournament award: Sumit from Ranchi Rays.
About Hockey India League:
Hockey India, the governing body for the sport in India is organized Hockey India League (HIL) a professional field hockey league in India.
It was started from 2013 and authorized by International Hockey Federation (FIH).
There are six franchisee based teams is playing currently including India and around the world players.
- Dabang Mumbai
- Delhi Waveriders
- Kalinga Lancers
- Punjab Warriors
- Ranchi Rays
- Uttar Pradesh Wizards
Ranchi Rays has won the 2015 edition of the league.
- Published on: February 22, 2016