Black Sticks Nick Wilson and Simon Child were the only New
Zealand players to secure contracts for the new Hockey India
League following the competition's auction overnight.
Wilson was picked up by the Ranchi Rhinos for $US24,000
($NZ28,400), while fellow striker Child will play for the
Delhi Wave Riders after they paid $US20,000 ($NZ23,600) for
They were two of nine Kiwis up for auction, with Dean
Couzins, Shea McAleese, Phil Burrows, Steve Edwards, Andy
Hayward, Hugo Inglis and Hamish McGregor all missing out on
Dutch player Teun de Nooijer went for the highest price, with
the Uttar Pradesh Wizards shelling out $US87,400 ($NZ103,300)
for the four-time Olympic medallist.
Thirteen Australian players also secured contracts. The
tournament runs from January 16 to February 10.
- Herald Online