Hockey India League Players’ Auction: As it happened

first_imgLIVE UPDATES: Here’s the summary of the final three Lots! Take a look and tell us what you think! #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/DFm9n1vzkq Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015Dabang Mumbai sign Gurmail Singh after a remarkable bid of $81,000Absolutely sensational! Gurmail Singh goes for a remarkable bid of $81,000 to @DabangMumbai! #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/yuu0OL0Ii8 Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015Punjab Warriors bag 25-year-old Punjab forward Gurwinder Singh Chandi.Incredible! Gurwinder Singh Chandi goes for a whopping $75,000 to @jaypeewarriors! #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/cG7umWqCPZ Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015Here are some of the signings from lots 21, 22 and 23.  Check out the great signings from Lots 21, 22 & 23 of the #HILAuction! Watch LIVE: https://t.co/riYe4agJV3 pic.twitter.com/XXVgKg78r6&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 Here’s what Lot 24 has on offer in the #HILAuction. Watch LIVE: https://t.co/riYe4agJV3 pic.twitter.com/xWyKxEfnlR&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015Nikkin Thimmaiah with a base price of $20,000 bought by Dabang Mumbai for $67,000.  WOW! Nikkin Thimmaiah joins @DabangMumbai for a staggering $67,000! #HILAuction Watch LIVE: https://t.co/riYe4agJV3 pic.twitter.com/WuyrICRnUp&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 The young and dependable defender Gurjinder Singh goes to @UPWizards for $48,000! #HILAuction Watch LIVE: https://t.co/riYe4agJV3&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015Dabang Mumbai buy Affan Yousuf for $53,000  How the fortunes change at the #HILAuction! Congrats, Affan Yousuf for joining @DabangMumbai at $53,000! pic.twitter.com/X5Wn7VBSM3&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 Vikram Kanth goes to Delhi Waveriders for $52,000.We’d love to know your thoughts on Vikram Kanth’s $52,000 signing by @TheJohnAbraham’s @Delhiwaveriders! #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/XomSZusgTj&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 Let the good time continue, @Kennybain13! Look forward to see you take field for the @UPWizards! #HILAuction https://t.co/4dmZCW2CEO&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015Bid summary for the last three lots:   There’s the bid summary for the last three Lots! Which signing thrilled you the most? #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/oWRFaY7TAe&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015Midfielder Chinglensana bought by UP Wizards for $62,000. SUPER! @UPWizards make the winning bid for Chinglensana Singh at $62,000! #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/0k6eLor9x0&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 PC specialist Sandeep Singh joins Ranchi rays for a staggering $81,000. Whoa! @Flicker_Singh joins @msdhoni’s @ranchi_rays for a stunning $81,000! #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/Ku8NnYSPc1&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015Bid summary of the last two lot:   Here’s a look at the bid summary from the last two Lots! #HILAuctions Watch LIVE: https://t.co/riYe4agJV3 pic.twitter.com/mDGMNML1mn&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 Young Jasjit Singh Kular signed by Punjab Warriors for $65,000.Fortunes change for young Jasjit Singh Kular! He joins @jaypeewarriors for $65000! #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/PMLuCp6WCo&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 Danish Mujtaba bagged by Dabang Mumbai for $54,000. @Kennybain13 Scotlands first player to play in @HockeyIndiaLeag with the @UPWizards sold for $17,000 #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/wxrZvzldn8&; Scottish Blue Sticks (@Blue_Sticks) September 17, 2015 SK Uthappa bagged by Kalinga Lancers for $54,000.A super signing by @KalingaLancers to grab SK Uthappa for $54,000! #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/dkd6DDaoWB&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 The auction so far…Going into a break, let’s summarize the signings in the 1st few Lots! https://t.co/cGeMIEMyH6 pic.twitter.com/oqOkMY53hy Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 Pardeep Mor goes to Kalinga Lancers for $37,000. Awesome! Pardeep Mor commands $37,000 to join the @KalingaLancers! #HILAuction Watch LIVE: https://t.co/riYe4agJV3&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 17-year-old Dipsan Tirkey bagged by Kalinga Lancers for $31,000 Umar kam hai, josh nahi! 17 year old Dipsan Tirkey goes to @KalingaLancers for $31,000! #HILAuction&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 Australian Glenn Turner joins Kalinga Lancers.A smart buy! The experienced @G_Turner4 joins the @KalingaLancers for $30,000! #HILAuction&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 India forward Akashdeep Singh bought by UP Wizards for $84,000, highest bid for an Indian player.Whoa! Akashdeep Singh goes for a staggering $84,000 to @UPWizards! #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/aErtx6Ml5e&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 South Africa defender Austin Smith joins Delhi Waveriders for $57,[email protected] joins @TheJohnAbraham’s @Delhiwaveriders for $57,000! #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/lq1q3div2i&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 The next crop of players are now up for auction.All eyes are on Akashdeep Singh & Austin Smith as we move to Lot 12 at the #HILAuction! pic.twitter.com/EsyDvG4O0g&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 UP Wizards bag Australia forward Jamie Dwyer for $57,000. SUPER! @UPWizards bag the @Olympics gold medalist @JamieDwyer01 at $57,000! #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/EmkoUjvVdu&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 Indian forward Mandeep Singh becomes first India player to fetch highest price so far as Delhi Waveriders sign him for $70,000.  Signed! Youngster Krishan Pathak joins the Dabang family as one of the players to man the posts. #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/1nm6fBqVK4&; Dabang Mumbai (@DabangMumbai) September 17, 2015 Another lot featuring only goalkeepers! Look out for the big gun @TylerJLovell! #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/98hpHaUBqc&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 It’s the goalies who are up for grabs in Lot 6! #HILAuction Watch LIVE: https://t.co/riYe4agJV3 pic.twitter.com/egMDULKAeI&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015Australian defender Mathew Swann goes to Dabang Mumbai for $75,000 [email protected] make the final bid on the Australian midfielder @swann20 for $75,000! #HILAuction Watch LIVE: https://t.co/riYe4agJV3&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 UP Wizards bag German defender Tobias Hauke for $96,[email protected] make the winning bid for @TobiasHauke at a stunning $96,000! #HILAuction Watch: https://t.co/riYe4agJV3&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 Delhi Waveriders bag India defender Rupinder Pal Singh for $68,000. [email protected] claims a massive $68,000 from the @Delhiwaveriders ! #HILAuction Watch LIVE: https://t.co/riYe4agJV3&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 Parvinder Singh goes to the @Delhiwaveriders for $29,000! #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/o83n8VLXJk&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015Kalinga Lancers buy India midfielder Dharamvir Singh for $60,000.  Another big bid by the @KalingaLancers as they bag Dharamvir Singh for $60,000! #HILAuction&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 Bidding starts after the break.The action resumes! Check out what’s in store in LOT 4! #HILAuction Watch LIVE: https://t.co/riYe4agJV3 pic.twitter.com/cuEfIE4ZA6&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 After some intense bidding, Florian Fuchs – the German forward – is now a Dabang! Welcome aboard. #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/7XIW7O3Rbb&; Dabang Mumbai (@DabangMumbai) September 17, 2015 Indian defender Anand Lakra sold to Kalinga Lancers for $8,000.Vishan Antil with base price $2600 goes unsold.It’s a massive bid! @BobHayton slams the hammer for @MoritzFuerste at $105,000! #HILAuction&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015   After extremely fierce bidding, Sardar Singh goes to @jaypeewarriors at $58,000! #HILAuction&; Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015 Auction Preview: India captain Sardar Singh, five-time world hockey Player of the Year Jamie Dwyer of Australia, talismanic German midfielders Moritz Furste and Tobias Hauke are expected to be among the star attractions at the Hockey India League (HIL) players’ auction.Of the 276 players who will be a part of the auction, 135 are home-grown while the rest are foreigners. Centre-half Sardar, who captained Delhi Waveriders (DWR) to the title in 2014, was released by the capital’s franchise. Playmaker Dwyer, 36, played for Jaypee Punjab Warriors (JPW) for three years before the Chandigarh-based side released the Australian.Waveriders also released defender-dragflicker Rupinderpal Singh, forwards Akashdeep Singh, Danish Mujtaba and German goalkeeper Nicolas Jacobi. The quartet will also be on the radar of the franchisees.Apart from Dwyer, JPW released experienced players like Kieran Govers, Sandeep Singh, Lucas Rey, Dharamvir Singh and Simon Orchard and they are also expected to be picked.This year, franchises are allowed to have a squad of 20 players, four less than last time, comprising 12 Indians and a maximum of eight foreigners. The squad must have at least two goalkeepers and all players should be mentioned in the match sheet and be present at the team dug-outs.The HIL organisers have attempted to spice things up this year, introducing rules to encourage more skillful and tactical hockey. According to the new rules, each field goal will count as two. To curb rough tackles and maintain discipline among players, two goal points will also awarded to every penalty stroke goal scored other than those penalty strokes resulting from penalty corners, which will be worth one goal point.Goals scored from penalty corners themselves will be worth one goal point. With the new rules putting more emphasis on attacking play, the franchises are expected to splurge on talented forwards. They will have a good option in young India internationals Nikkin and Nithin Thimmaiah along with midfielder S.K. Uthappa who have been released by Uttar Pradesh Wizards (UPW).Young Indian forwards like Gurwinder Singh Chandi, Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Affan Yousuf and Malak Singh may also expect a fair amount of interest from the franchises.Also present at the auction will be International Hockey Federation (FIH) CEO Kelly Fairweather as the new regulations get the backing of the FIH. The auction will be conducted by Bob Hayton, who had also managed the inaugural HIL auction. The renewed contract of the players will be for two years.Not retaining the dependable Australian goalkeeper George Bazeley by the Wizards makes the upcoming auction more interesting as the choice to pick from experienced custodians increases.Also, with Pardeep Mor available for the auction, the young defender will also prove to be a good pick for the franchisees. The release of Chinglensana Singh by Dabang Mumbai gives many the option to get him on board with the hope that he will provide goals like he did last season. Also with Mathew Swann and Glenn Turner set to feature in the auction, the franchisees will not mind having the experience of the Australian attackers at their disposal.last_img

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