Hockey India plans women's league after success of HIL

Lured by the phenomenal success of the just-concluded HIL, Hockey India is now thinking of organising a similar league for the women players in two years' time.

updated: February 15, 2013 22:41 IST
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New Delhi: The unprecedented success of the inaugural Hockey India League has prompted the national federation (HI) to plan a similar franchise-based event for the women players in future.

"The success of HIL has made us think of planning a league for the women players. It will be a big boost for women's hockey. We are thinking of starting the league in two years but everything is in planning stage now," HI secretary general Narinder Batra said in New Delhi on Friday.

Informing about the women's league, Batra said the tournament will be a six-a-side affair and will run along side the HIL.

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