The Players auction for Hero hockey India League 2015 is out. The brand new franchise Dabang Mumbai is mentored by Viren Rasquinha, the former Indian Captain had bought Matthew Swann and Tom Boon, the two most costliest players in the bid for forthcoming Hero Hockey India League 2015. This is an attempt to counter others with players like Moritz Fürste, Sardar Singh, Jamie Dwyer, etc.
In order to acquire players for their individual squads for perfect blend for teams, six franchises including the following bid their best numbers:
- Delhi Wave Riders, the defending champions
- Uttar Pradesh Wizards
- Kalinga Lancers
- Jaypee Punjab Warriors
- Dabang Mumbai
- Ranchi Rays
The Closed Bid for 2014 Hero HIL Players for 2015 edition experienced some remarkable bidding for a totality of 149 players along with the 6 franchises including 54 foreign and 95 domestic players.
Tom Boon, the Belgium striker was ultimately bagged by Dabang Mumbai at whopping USD 103000. The price is said to be the highest any player in the League has been bought for against the preceding editions. The bid was chased by Matthew Swann, the Australian Defender who was again picked by Dabang Mumbai for an amount of USD 78000. The auction bid was later on followed closely followed by Uttar Pradesh Wizards who picked up PR Sreejesh the most sought after goalkeeper for around USD 69000.
Trent Mitton, the Australian Striker was picked by Ranchi Rays for USD 67000. Tom Boon secured USD 103000 for tournament of around 4 weeks. So the hockey players are now the same as the European Football Players with Tom Boon earning around USD 20000 weekly for the forthcoming Hero Hockey India League edition.
Tom Boon was the highest bid player for Hockey India League 2015 picked by Dabang Mumbai for three seasons.