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Magic of Old School Hockey: Tiruvallur Masters League Returns for a Spectacular Second edition

Major Dhyan Chand
AI generated image of Major Dhyan Chand in Modern Avatar

The exhilarating game of hockey is set to take center stage once again as the much-anticipated Tiruvallur Masters League Hockey gears up for its second edition. This exciting tournament is scheduled to commence on August 13, 2023, at the renowned Sri N P V Ramasamy Udayar Hockey Centre in Porur, Chennai. Building upon the resounding success of the previous edition organized by the SM Nagar Hockey Association, this year's event is now under the capable stewardship of Hockey Tiruvallur, an esteemed institution known for its groundbreaking year-round hockey competitions.

The 2022 inaugural edition of the Tiruvallur Masters League Hockey sparked a renaissance for the sport in Tiruvallur, igniting a renewed passion among hockey enthusiasts. The tournament witnessed a gripping two-month-long round-robin league format, held over weekends, which captivated the audience with its high-energy matches. The Tamil Nadu Veterans emerged as the worthy champions, while the formidable Madras Veterans clinched the runners-up position. The success of the tournament in its debut year has fueled the excitement for the upcoming edition.

The second edition of the Tiruvallur Masters League Hockey promises to be even more electrifying, with teams from other districts and even neighboring states expressing keen interest in participating. The anticipation builds as esteemed veterans, including Olympians Mohammed Riaz, Thirumalvalavan, and Adam Sinclair, alongside other prominent national and state-level players, gear up to showcase the true essence of old school hockey. Adding to the grandeur of the event, renowned coaching powerhouse, World Cup winner Mr. VJ Phillips will try to recreate back to back title win. Padmashri V. Bhaskaran, will be present as the league director, ensuring the proceedings are nothing short of spectacular.

Reflecting on this exciting development, Padmashri V Baskaran and Dr. Prakash Ayyadurai, the President of Hockey Tiruvallur, expressed their enthusiasm in a joint statement, saying, "We are thrilled to continue the legacy of the Tiruvallur Masters League Hockey. This event has been instrumental in revitalizing the sport of hockey in our district, and we are committed to promoting its growth and popularity. We invite all the masters to participate and have fun and also the young hockey enthusiasts to witness the magic of old school hockey in action."

Mr. Mohammed Muneer, the Technical Director, and Mr. Navneedhakrishanan, the Associate Technical Director, will lend their expertise to ensure the smooth functioning of the league. Their invaluable guidance and contributions will undoubtedly elevate the overall experience for players and spectators alike.

For teams eager to be a part of this enthralling tournament, registrations are now open.

Interested teams can contact Mr. Rajendran at +91 9789251184 or Mr. Prabhakar at +91 9444017099 for entry. Alternatively, you can reach out via email at

As preparations for the tournament gather momentum, a managers' meeting will be convened shortly to discuss the finer details and coordinate the logistics. It promises to be an event filled with camaraderie, fierce competition, and a celebration of the glorious sport of hockey.

Stay updated with the latest news and developments regarding the Tiruvallur Masters League Hockey by visiting the official website at Don't miss out on the opportunity to witness the thrilling battles and relive the nostalgia of old school hockey!

Hockey Tiruvallur's marketing team has reimagined the legendary Major Dhyan Chand using AI, creating a modern avatar. This captivating image forms the centerpiece of the first promo for the Hockey Tiruvallur Masters League. The innovative blend of past and present evokes anticipation and pays homage to the sport's history while embracing innovation. Get ready to witness the future of hockey!

Note: The information provided in this blog post is accurate at the time of writing. Please refer to the official website or contact the organizers for any updates or changes.

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Francis stanley Anand
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