Hockey India League announces One Million US prize money

In an official press release by the Hero Hockey India League on Monday it was announced that the teams finishing first, second and third would receive a total cash prize of one million U.S. Dollars.

updated: January 28, 2013 19:48 IST
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New Delhi: The Winners of the inaugural Hero Hockey India League will win a grand prize of Rs 2,50,00,000/- (Rupees Two Crores and Fifty Lacs) and a glittering trophy, while the Runners Up will collect a sum of Rs 1,25,00,000/- ( Rupees One Crore and Twenty Five Lacs) and team placed Third will win Rs 75,00,000/- (Rupees Seventy Five Lacs)

Making the announcement here on Monday, Chairman of the Hero Hockey India League, Dr Narinder Batra said, the Hero Player of the Tournament will receive Rs 25,00,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Lacs) and a Trophy, Prize for the Upcoming Player of the Tournament will receive the Ponty Chadha Trophy and Rs 20,00,000/- (Rupees Twenty Lacs), the team scoring highest number of goals in the league stage gets Airtel Award for scoring the highest number of goals for Rs 10,00,000/- (Rupees Ten Lacs) and a Trophy and the team getting least number of green, yellow and red cards gets the Fair play Trophy.

Speaking on the announcement, Dr Narinder Batra said: "The Hero Hockey India League is proud to announce these exciting awards for the teams and the players who are putting forward a great show for millions of fans of the game across the world. The cash prizes come as rewards for the Franchisee, players and the support teams hard work and dedication to make the Hero Hockey India League the best in the World."

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