first_imgThe rest of the goal-scoring point system remains the The rest of the goal-scoring point system remains the same where penalty corner goals, goal scored from a penalty stroke resulting from a penalty Corner (where a goal being scored is prevented as a results of the ball hitting a foot or body) as well as a goal from a direct shoot-out and penalty stroke goals in a shoot-out competition will be considered as one goal point. The new regulations are also aimed to reduce aggressive moves and maintain discipline among players. Speaking on the announcement Hockey India president, Batra said, “Penalty corners give undue advantage to those teams which have penalty corner specialists. The teams also fight to earn penalty corners rather than scoring goals through field penetration.” “The new system will encourage teams and players to play to score goals instead of looking for penalties. The system will surely enhance players skills and mentality of playing good hockey. “HIL is committed to promoting the worlds best hockey and with this new rules, players will improve themselves in a competitive environment. We expect Hockey India League to continue its legacy of high-class hockey and take the sport to a new level.” Earlier in August 2015, HIL had provided all the franchisees the option to retain upto three Indian and as many foreign players, while releasing the rest of the squad. With 276 players to get auctioned, each franchisee will be looking at a strong team with the hope of having the required edge over others. PTI FK SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more