Chennai Veerans

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The Chennai Veerans are a Tier-1 level field hockey team Premier Hockey League in India. In the inaugural cup in 2005, the Chennai Veerans led by Ignace Tirkey finished at the bottom of the group with two wins and six losses.

After finishing at the bottom of the premier division in the inaugural PHL in year 2005, Chennai Veerans were relegated to Tier-II division of PHL in 2006, where they played along with 1) Orissa Steelers 2) Lucknow Nawabs 3) Delhi Dazzlers and 4) Imphal Rangers as the 5th team. 5)Chennai Veerans. In this league Chennai Veerans finished runners-up to Orissa Steelers. But later it was decided that in 2007 no team should be relegated from Tier I. Instead 2 teams were added to the premier division [Tier-I]. So 7 teams entered the current Tier-I of 3rd PHL-2007 - 1) Sher-e-jalandhar, 2) Orissa Steelers, 3) Bangalore Lions, 4) Maratha Warriors, 5) Chennai Veerans, 6) Chandigarh Dynamos, and the Tier-II division was scrapped for the year 2007 by the IHF.

Players name for year 2005[edit]

  • Harender Singh (Chief Coach)
  • Rama Swamy (Asst Coach)
  • Saju Joseph (Trainer)
  • Venkatachalam (Stand In Manager)
  • T.A. Jabaratnam (Manager)

The current team of Chennai Veerans in 2007 PHL is led by Adam Sinclair.

Their brand ambassador for the 2007 season is actor Madhavan

Results of Chennai Veerans[edit]

  • 2005 - 5th place in Tier-I [Premier] division
  • 2006 - 2nd place in Tier-II division
  • 2007 - 6th place of Tier-I [Premier] division.

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