The third edition of Hockey India League will begin on January 22 next year and conclude on February 22.
Pillay felt that the new 4-quarter game format would benefit coaches and not Indian players who take time.
Harendra Singh, the current coach of the India men’s junior team, is likely to be the coach of the Pune team.
HI has identified a new owner for the Mumbai franchise and Pune remains the front-runner to bag a franchise as well.
Pakistan striker Abbasi said India has some fantastic players which makes it the best team.
Indian men bagged a bronze in the 2010 Asiad in Guangzhou while the women's team returned empty handed.
The 24 players on Mumbai’s roster were informed about Dabur’s decision by Hockey India CEO Elena Norman.
The winners of both the men's and women's section will directly qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Sreejesh feels India should now focus on winning more against higher ranked opponents.
The team will play 3 matches in Bangladesh before the Asian Games begin in South Korea on September 19.
Australia defend Commonwealth Games hockey gold after a 4-0 thrashing of India in the final.
Australia dominated the match by scoring two goals in each half to secure their fifth consecutive CWG gold.
Rupinder and Birendra Lakra were solid in defence and prevented two on-goal attempts by New Zealand.
Trailing 0-2, India thrived under pressure to score 3 goals and ensure at least a silver medal.
Sardar was deemed to have been guilty of "inappropriate physical conduct."
India beat South Africa 5-2 to qualify for the semis of men's hockey; India face NZ in semis on Saturday.
India played an inspired 2nd half before going down 2-4 against Australia in their third group match.
India were the second best team on the day as the Kiwi girls thrashed them 3-0 on Sunday.
India went on a goal-spree as they rode past Scotland 6-2 in their Pool A match on Saturday.
Rupinder was often India’s one-man backline against the Welsh.
India had to dig deep to overcome a resolute Wales and secure a win in their first game of Pool A.
Sardar Singh said he doesn't fear facing the mighty 'Kookaburras' again in the summit clash of CWG.
Chief hockey coach Terry Walsh said their first target is to make the semifinals at the Commonwealth Games.
India enter the CWG in a positive frame of mind, whitewashing Malaysia in a six-test away series.
Conceding late goals has been Indian hockey’s bane and Mihir questions whether it has more to do with the mind.
Hockey India threatened to withdraw their team from the Glasgow CWG games citing lack of funds.
Danish Mujtaba and Gurwinder Singh Chandi were recalled in the 16-man squad for CWG.
Walsh said the team has improved a lot but acknowledged there are areas of concerns that need to be addressed.
Sports secretary Ajit Sharan refuted Hockey India's claims, saying every federation has to ‘maintain the sanctity of budgets.'
HI threatened to withdraw teams from CWG and Asian Games but SAI said the issue will be sorted out soon.
Australia defeated The Netherlands 6-1 in the final to win their second consecutive title.
India managed to avenge upon their 3-4 loss to South Korea in the final of last year’s Asia Cup.
Netherlands won the women's title for a record seventh time after beating Australia 2-0 in the final.
He said that the team is trying to mix Asian and European styles of hockey that can be troublesome for rivals.
Akashdeep Singh scored two goals as India posted a comfortable 3-0 win over South Korea to finish ninth in WC.
Hockey India has formed a 10-member panel to conduct a postmortem once the team returns from The Hague.