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  • HIL's top pic Tom Boon draws inspiration from Sardar Singh, Jamie Dwyer 12 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Surprised to emerge as the costliest player ever of the Hockey India League (HIL), Belgian forward Tom Boon says besides his family he has always looked upto India captain Sardar Singh, Australian great Jamie Dwyer and Dutch legend Teun de Nooijer for inspiration. Boon, who was born in a...
  • After Terry Walsh, women's hockey coach Neil Hawgood also exits Yesterday

    New Delhi: After Hockey India (HI) decided not to continue Terry Walsh as the chief coach of the men's national team, the women's team's chief tactician, Neil Hawgood, Thursday announced that he, too, will not extend his contract. An HI statement Thursday thanked Hawgood for his services without stating the reasons...
  • Hockey India turns its back on former coach Terry Walsh 3 days ago

    HI clearly stated that they do not require the services of Terry Walsh and will start their search for a replacement "with approval of SAI". ...
  • Hockey India doesn't need Terry Walsh: Narinder Batra 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra Tuesday clearly stated that they do not require the services of former men's team chief coach Terry Walsh and will start their search for a replacement "with approval of SAI". This move from Batra comes just as Walsh expressed his willingness to continue...
  • Hockey India League to kick off in Bhubaneswar on Jan 22: full schedule 3 days ago

    Post the Hockey India League (HIL) Players Closed Bid 2014, where the selection of the players for the six different franchise was set in stone, Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday announced the match schedule for the third edition of the Hero Hockey India League. The league is a month-long thrilling...
  • Terry Walsh ready to return but wants Hockey India to 'show desire' 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Barely days after quitting from his position as chief coach of the national men's hockey team, Terry Walsh has expressed his willingness to return to India provided Hockey India shows some "desire" to work out a "viable solution". Walsh admitted that he has indeed written a letter to the...
  • Ready to re-appoint Terry Walsh as coach if Hockey India agrees: SAI 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday said that the authority is ready to re-appoint chief coach Terry Walsh but only after receiving the consent of approval from Hockey India (HI). "We had discussed several issues with Terry Walsh and all the stakeholders regarding his...
  • Hockey: Mandeep Singh left out of India's 18-man Champions Trophy squad 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Young forward Mandeep Singh was the notable omission from India's 18-man squad for the Champions Trophy announced by Hockey India on Monday. Mandeep was among the three men left out of the squad that toured for the bilateral series in Australia, which India won. Midfielder Satbir Singh and defender...
  • Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team will visit Italian capital Rome for training and to play test matches on Dec 1-12 to prepare for the World League Round 2. Hockey India (HI) selectors Surinder Kaur, Harbinder Singh, Mamta Kharab, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach...
  • Roelant Oltmans to coach India at Champions Trophy hockey: reports 5 days ago

    Terry Walsh's association with Indian hockey seems to have drawn to a close even though the Australian flew back home saying he would convey his final decision to Sports Authority of India (SAI) over the weekend that ends today. Reports in the media on Saturday suggested Walsh has sent a final...
  • Hockey India League appoints Indian umpires for 2015 edition 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India League (HIL) on Friday announced a panel of Indian umpires for its 2015 edition scheduled from Jan 22 to Feb 22. The panel consists of experienced umpires who have conducted many matches in reputed tournaments. Javed Shaikh, Raghu Prasad, Gurinder Singh Sangha, Ripudaman Sharma, Anil Kumar and a...
  • Hockey India announces panel of foreign umpires for Hockey India League November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Hero Hockey India League (HIL) on Thursday announced the panel of foreign umpires for the 2015 edition of the tournament scheduled from 22 January to February 22. The esteemed panel consists of experienced umpires from across the world, who have conducted many matches in reputed tournaments. David Tomlinson of New...
  • HIL appoints Henrik Ehlers as Umpires Manager for 2015 season November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Denmark's Henrik Ehlers was on Wednesday appointed as the Umpires Manager for the next edition of the Hockey India League (HIL), starting January 22 next year. Ehlers is currently serving as the member of the EHF Appointments Committee at the European Hockey Federation and an FIH International Umpires Manager...
  • Suresh Raina does a MS Dhoni, becomes co-owner of a HIL team November 17, 2014

    Lucknow: Following in the footsteps of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina has become the second cricketer to be associated with the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) after he was named on Monday as the co-owner of the Uttar Pradesh Wizards franchise. Raina's association with HHIL comes closely on the heels of...
  • Tom Boon becomes highest priced player in 2015 HIL bidding November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: s fetched the highest price in a closed bidding Saturday for the 2015 Hockey India League (HIL), getting picked up by new team Dabang Mumbai (DM) for $103,000, as star Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh was bagged up by Uttar Pradesh Wizards (UPW) for $69,000. The 24-year-old Boon, with a...
  • Hockey India League 2015: Full list of 6 squads after Closed Bid November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Building up for the upcoming Hockey India League 2015, all the six franchises which includes defending champions Delhi Waveriders along with Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Kalinga Lancers, Jaypee Punjab Warriors and new franchise owners Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays, were seen bidding their best numbers to get hold of...
  • Hockey India League gears up for Players Closed Bid 2014 November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With a successful closing of Franchise Workshop, the Hero Hockey India League now prepares for the Hero HIL Players Closed Bid 2014, scheduled to take place on 15th November 20014, for its third edition of the League. With the roaring success of the last two editions of the HHIL...
  • HIL: 'Mumbai Magicians' rechristened 'Dabang Mumbai' November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The new owners of Mumbai franchise of Hockey India League (HIL) on Thursday said the team will be renamed as 'Dabang Mumbai' from third edition of the tournament to be held in January-February next year. DoIT Sports Management is the new owner of the franchise, earlier called `Mumbai Magicians', owned...
  • HIL names Gavin Hawke, Muthukumar Balakrisnan as assistant tournament directors November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing with its bid to have world class officials on board, Hero Hockey India League today announced the appointment of Gavin Hawke and Muthukumar Balakrisnan as Assistant Tournament Directors for the third edition, to be held from January 22 to February 22. With the inclusion of Hawke and Balakrisnan,...
  • Victorious Indian hockey team returns home November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team that stunned world champions Australia 3-1 in a Test series returned home to a rousing reception by Hockey India (HI) and fans on Tuesday. The Sardar Singh-led team put up stupendous show after losing the first test. It was second big achievement for the side...
  • Hockey India announces annual awards November 10, 2014

    In a first for Indian hockey, the national federation on Monday decided to have the 'Hockey India Annual Awards' wherein the top players in the men's and women's categories will walk away with a prize money of Rs 25 lakh each. Hockey India will be identifying and rewarding the most promising...
  • Bjorn Isberg to remain Hockey India League technical director November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Having successfully overseen the second edition of the Hockey India League (HIL), Bjorn Isberg was on Thursday retained as the tournament director of the 2015 event to be held Jan 22-Feb 22. "After a successful stretch of working with HIL in the second edition as the tournament director, Bjorn...
  • Hockey India President Narinder Batra's son passes away October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In a tragic incident, Hockey India President Narinder Batra's son Dhruv died at a young age of 27 in Morocco, where he had gone with his father four days ago. His body will be arriving in India on Friday following which the cremation will be performed. According to sources close...
  • MS Dhoni and Sahara buy Ranchi franchise of Hockey India League October 25, 2014

    India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sahara Adventure Sports Limited are co-owners of the new Ranchi franchise of the Hockey Indian League (HIL), Ranchi Rays, which was unveiled on Saturday. Ranchi Rhinos, the inaugural champions of HIL, were scrapped following distrust between owners (Patel-PS Group and Uniexcel Group) and Hockey...
  • Contrasting reasons behind Terry Walsh's resignation worsen hockey mess October 21, 2014

    Without making a mention of Terry Walsh resigning because of displeasure over his contractual arrangements as India's head coach, Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Director General, Jiji Thomson, says Walsh complained of "suffocating atmosphere in the Federation" on his visit to their office. Confirming that they received Walsh's resignation on...
  • Hockey Champions Trophy online ticket sales begins October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Monday announced the commencement of online ticket sales for the much-awaited Hero Hockey Champions Trophy to be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from December 6-14. Speaking about the development, HI president Narinder Batra said: "Within a year this is the third international...
  • Narinder Batra unopposed elected Hockey India president October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Narinder Batra was on Monday unopposed elected the president of Hockey India while Mushtaque Ahmad was elected secretary general as the national hockey federation elected its new office-bearers for a four-year term on Monday. Rajinder Singh from Hockey Jammu and Kashmir was unanimously elected treasurer and outgoing president Mariamma...
  • Rajat Sharma to continue as HIL Advisory Board member October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Thursday announced that India TV chairman Rajat Sharma will continue as an Advisory Board member of the Hockey India League (HIL) for the next two years. Coming on board in the first edition of the league in 2013, Sharma has provided proactive recommendations for the...
  • Asiad champion Indian hockey team returns home October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Incheon Asian games gold medal winning Indian men's hockey team returned home to a rousing welcome by Hockey India, fans and friends at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi on Sunday. The Sardar Singh-led team landed at the airport at 1 am and were received by...
  • Hockey India announces cash award after Asian Games gold October 2, 2014

    The gold medal-winning players of India's men's hockey team will receive a cash reward of Rs 2.5 lakh each from Hockey India for their stupendous show at the Asian Games. India regained the Asian Games title after 16 years, following a 4-2 shoot-out win over Pakistan in the final at Incheon,...