Uttar Pradesh Wizards 2014 – UPW HIL Team Squad List

Hockey Indian League, the much speculated hockey tournament for 2014 would comprise of 5-6 teams of which the Uttar Pradesh Wizards is one of the most dominant participants. The team is based in UP capital, Lucknow and holds one of the highest paid marquee players of the tournament, Teun de Nooijer from Netherlands.  Uttar Pradesh Wizards secured the eminent Netherlands Forward with the massive 66,000 USD. The article here presents a brief discussion on the ownership and composition of Uttar Pradesh Wizards.

Ownership Of Uttar Pradesh Wizards

The Lucknow based franchise of Hockey India League 2014 is under the ownership of the Indian business tycoon, Sahara India Pariwar. The firm bought its UPW franchise this year on 23rd of July. It’s to mention here that the UPW owner is also the principle sponsor for the top-federation of Indian Hockey, Hockey India. Besides, interestingly, Uttar Pradesh Wizards was the 1st franchise to be owned for Hockey India League 2013.

The Composition Of Uttar Pradesh Wizards

The Uttar Pradesh Wizards is composed of both Indian and international players. The Sahara India Pariwar HIL franchise has got international players from 4 countries outside India such as Australia, Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia. Roelant Oltmans, the premier Dutch coach has been entrusted with the responsibility of coaching the Lucknow based HIL franchise. The yteam has its 2 goal keepers from the international circuit such as George Bazeley from Australia, Kumar Subramaniam from Malaysia and one from India named Sreenivasa R. Katharu. The Forwards division has 2 players from Netherlands including the marquee player Teun de Nooijer and 6 from India. 3 if the UPW mid-fielders are from Spain, Australia and Netherlands. The Uttar Pradesh Wizards has taken a huge volume of its international players from Netherlands chiefly. There are 3 international players ion the Defenders section.

Uttar Pradesh Wizards 2014 HIL Team Squad List

Name Position
George Bazeley (Australia) Goalkeeper
Sreenivasa Rao Katharu (India) Goalkeeper
Kumar Subramanium (Malaysia) Goalkeeper
M Gunasekar (India) Forward
Jeroen Hertzberger (Netherlands) Forward
P.L Thimmanna (India) Forward
Nitin Thimmaiah (India) Forward
S.K Uthappa Forward
Pradhan Somanna Forward
Tushar Khandeker (India) Forward
Teun de Nooijer (Netherlands) Forward
Edward Ockenden (Australia) Midfield
David Alegre (Spain) Midfield
Pradeep Mor (India) Midfield
Harjeet Singh (India) Midfield
Sander Baart (Netherlands) Midfield
Rocky Lohchab (India) Midfield
Vivek Dhar (India) Midfield
Siddharth Shanker (India) Midfield
Luke Doerner (Australia) Defender
Harbir Singh (India) Defender
V.R Raghunath (India) Defender
Marcel Balkestein (Netherlands) Defender
Wouter Jolie (Netherlands) Defender

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