The Hockey India League mini players auction will take place in New Delhi on November 18, nearly two months ahead of the second season of HIL, Hockey India announced on Wednesday.
Hockey India Secretary General and HIL Chairman Dr. Narinder Batra said the mini players auction/closed bid would give the franchisees the chance to buy new players to replace permanent withdrawals and complete their squads for the coming season. "The base prices for the players vary from $ 2,600 to $ 25,000," he said.
"With the inclusion of a new team in HIL 2014, we can expect more spectacular hockey this time. The second season will be an exciting opportunity for young talent to leave a mark on this tournament," Dr. Batra said. "We are sure HIL 2014 will build on the massive landmark that the inaugural edition was."