Five Black Sticks players have been scooped up by teams in the Hockey India League auction.

The auction saw eligible players from around the world put on the bidding block to play in the next edition of the HIL in January and February 2016.

Striker Simon Child attracted the highest bid with US$50,000 to play again for the Delhi Waveriders, where he will be joined by Steve Edwards (US$34,000) and goalkeeper Devon Manchester (US$27,000).

Defender Nick Haig (US$10,000) will play for the Jaypee Punjab Warriors while Shea McAleese heads to Dabang Mumbai (US$10,000).


Andy Hayward, Blair Tarrant, Ryan Archibald, Arun Panchia, Phil Burrows, Nick Wilson, Hugo Inglis and Stephen Jenness all put themselves up for auction but were passed over. The highest bid of the auction was from the Kalinga Lancers who bid US$105,000 for German midfielder Moritz Fuerste. This edition of the Hockey India League will also see some new rules around scoring, with field goals worth two goals and drag flicks just one.