Ranchi Rhinos beat Delhi Waveriders 2-1 to win the inaugural Hockey India League (HIL) in the match at Astroturf Hockey Stadium on 10 February 2013. Apart from winning the trophy, Ranchi Rhinos took away 2.5 crore Rupees. Runners-up Delhi Waveriders on the other hand, pocketed 1.25 crore Rupees.
Uttar Pradesh Wizards that completed in the third place took away 75 lakh Rupees. Uttar Pradesh Wizards defeated Punjab Warriors 4-3 to claim third position. Mumbai Magicians player Sandeep Singh hit maximum goals (11) in the tournament.
The awards given away in the Hockey India League (HIL) were as follows:
•Hero Goal of the Day: Manpreet Singh
•Man-ofthe-Match: Mauritz Furtse
•Winners (Prize Money Rs. 25000000): Ranchi Rhinos
•Runners-Up (Prize Money: Rs. 12500000): Delhi Waveriders
•Third Place (Prize Money: Rs. 7500000): Uttar Pradesh Wizards
•Fair-Play Award: Ranchi Rhinos
•Hero Player of the Tournament (Rs. 2500000): Sardar Singh
•Ponty Chadha Trophy for Upcoming Player of the Tournament (Rs. 2000000): Mandeep Singh
•Airtel Award for Most Goals in the Tournament (Rs. 1000000): Delhi Waveriders
About Hockey India League (HIL):
•Hockey India League (HIL) was played from 14 January 2013 to 10 February 2013 in which 5 teams Delhi Waveriders, Jaypee Punjab Riders, Sahara India Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Dabur Mumbai Magicians and Patel-Union Ranchi Rhinos participated.
•The tournament was played at 5 places- Delhi, Jalandhar, Lucknow, Mumbai and Ranchi.
•Renowned hockey players of the world participated in the Hockey India League (HIL). 34 matches in all were played during the tournament.
DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.