Hockey India on Friday announced the dates for the 2014 Hero Hockey India League (HIL). The second edition of the hockey league will be played from January 23, 2014, with the final sated for February 23.

The 2013 season was won by the Ranchi Rhinos in front of a packed stadium in Ranchi.

The six franchise-based teams will feature in the second edition of the league to make the battle more fiery. With the inclusion of one new team in the 2014 season, the HIL promises to add a lot of energy, cut-throat competition and an exciting opportunity for the upcoming talent to leave their mark in this tournament.

“We are pleased to announce the dates for Hero Hockey India League 2014. After the enormous success in the inaugural season, we are expecting more spectacular hockey for the fans during next season. We hope that the second season will see the toughest battles among the six teams,” said Narinder Batra, Chairman HIL.

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