The Hockey India League might be finished! No more HIL from 2018 onwards?


However the fall in sponsorship revenues has put an extra burden on the six franchises taking part in the tournament. The blog Not The Footy Show stated that there will be no Hockey India League in 2018, because apparently that last week Hockey India sent notice to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to advise that there would be no league competition in 2018.”

Hockey India wants to continue with the competition but financial and legal issues faced by certain sponsors such as Jaypee Cement  (owner of the Jaypee Punjab Warriors), and the possibility that Sahara only will sponsor one franchise rather than two might be a major blow to hockey.”

By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: