Indian Hockey Federation

  • Supreme Court notice to Sports Ministry on IHF's writ petition May 20, 2014

    Acting on a writ petition filed by the Indian Hockey Federation, the Supreme Court of India has issued a notice to the Sports Ministry seeking its reply as to why a stay order should not be put on its decision to grant National Sports Federation (NSF) status to Hockey India. According...
  • Rajya Sabha MP Kanwar Deep Singh elected new IHF President October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Kanwar Deep Singh was unanimously elected as the president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for a fouryear term in the Annual General Meeting held on Monday. Singh, who was elected unopposed in the meeting, will head the body from 2013 to 2017, the IHF said...
  • HI allows WSH players to be part of Hockey India League August 26, 2013

    Indian players who played the rebel World Series Hockey (WSH) organised by the Indian Hockey Federation have been granted amnesty to be brought into the players' auction for the second season of the Hockey India League (HIL) - India's official franchise-based domestic competition, Hindustan Times reported on Monday. Hockey India (HI),...
  • Punjab to meet UP in Federation Cup final July 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Punjab will take on Uttar Pradesh in the final of the Alchemist IHF Federation Cup hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here on Sunday. While UP rode on vicecaptain Diwakar Ram's (22nd, 39th, 42nd minutes) hattrick to beat Karnataka 52 in the first semifinal, Punjab spanked Tamil Nadu 51...
  • IHF to organise Federation Cup from July 23 July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) will organise the Federation Cup at the Shivaji Stadium here from July 23 to 28, the body announced on Friday. "India's premier hockey tournament, Federation Cup, will be held in Delhi from 23 July to 28 July at the Shivaji Stadium, New Delhi," IHF...
  • Karnataka to host National Hockey Championship May 7, 2013

    Bangalore: After a threeyear interval, the muchdiluted senior men's National Hockey Championship for the Rangaswamy Cup will commence here on Wednesday with defending champions Mumbai taking on hosts Karnataka in the opening fixture. The weeklong tournament that concludes on May 16, will see zonal winners Punjab (North), Mumbai (West), Karnataka (South),...
  • Hockey: IHF slams IOA's factfinding panel September 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Indian Hockey Federation (IHF)on Friday questioned the legality of Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) move to form a threemember committee to decide whether IHF or its rival Hockey India (HI) is the legal body to run the game, terming the action a contempt of the High Court order. Also reacting to...
  • IHF lashes out at IOA for India's Olympics debacle August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The beleaguered Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) on Thursday came down heavily upon the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for country's poor show at the London Olympics and denounced the threemember committee setup by the Association to look into the running of the Indian hockey. The IOA had earlier in June...
  • FIH threatens India's participation in Olympics October 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The FIH has issued a veiled threat to block India's participation in the 2012 London Olympics in case the government does not grant Hockey India the status of a National Sports Federation and if all lawsuits, including the one filed by the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) against it,...
  • Free Hits: The Fight Over Indian Hockey January 21, 2011

    This could just be Indian hockey's chance to break out from the obscurity of the past two decades. Nimbus Sport's partnership with the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) to launch World Series Hockey (WSH) league is one more attempt to bring back to centre stage a game that has brought India...
  • Gill calls Indian Olympic Association a 'big hoax' September 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) inability to find a coach for the men's hockey team due to internal politics has made one man very happy. Former hockey boss KPS Gill is fishing in troubled waters and he lamblasts the IOA in this exclusive conversation with CNNIBN chief sports correspondent...
  • Jothikumaran sues TV channel for sting operation May 2, 2008

    Chennai: Former Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) Secretary General K Jothikumaran Friday filed a defamation suit claiming Rs 25 lakh in damages against a television channel that carried out a sting operation on him recently. The civil suit claims that the telecast under the subject "Sting Operation Operation Chak De" is...
  • KPS Gill sacked, Hockey Federation suspended April 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Monday dissolved the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and in its place appointed a fivemember ad hoc committee to run hockey in the country. K P S Gill, IHF chief for 14 years, was sacked. Announcing the decisions here, IOA chief Suresh Kalmadi...
  • Exclusive Interview: K P S Gill on rot in Indian hockey April 26, 2008

    K P S Gill, former inspector general of Punjab Police and president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), has ruled Indian hockey with an iron fist for over a decade. Shocking defeats, allegations of bribery against a senior IHF official and a sporting fraternity ganged up against him: most men...
  • Hockey blues: Indian women fail in Olympic qualifier April 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Stung by a bribery scandal, Indian hockey's bad days are far from over as after the men, the women's team also failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics. They were thrashed 04 by the US in a qualifying tournament in Russia on Thursday. It was the third successive defeat...
  • Cashforcap shame: Pay up to be a team player April 23, 2008

    From Chak De! hockey to corrupt hockey, the cycle is complete. Indian Hockey Federation's generalsecretary K Jothikumaran was caught taking money for offering a place in the Indian hockey team. If matchfixing in cricket was the darkest hour of Indian sport, then the latest incident is arguably the biggest shame for...
  • Stung IHF Secy Gen denies taking bribe April 22, 2008

    Chennai: Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) secretarygeneral Kandaswamy Jothikumaran on Tuesday denied he had struck a "corrupt" deal with the reporters of a TV channel that aired a sting operation showing him accepting bribe for inducting a player in the national squad. The footage showed Jothikumaran accepting a "bribe" of Rs 5,00,000...
  • Watch: What the expose means for IHF April 22, 2008

    KPS Gill's right hand man forced to resign after a sting operation shows him accepting bribe to induct a player. ...
  • Indian hockey: Planning the road ahead March 12, 2008

    New Delhi: When the final hooter went off in Santiago on Sunday morning, a pall of gloom descended over India's hockey community. But now, perhaps, is the time for blaming voices and pointing fingers to give way to reason and do what can be done to lift Indian hockey from...
  • 'Team literally picked by Gill's security officer' March 10, 2008

    New Delhi: That the Indian hockey team failed to qualify for the Olympics for the first time in 80 years has now spawned the usual blamegame between players and selectors alike. While coach Joaquim Carvalho said that the Hockey Federation needed to sort out some issues, he acknowledged his teams failures. "We...
  • IHF's cash incentive has hockey players in splits September 6, 2007

    Chennai: While there may be good news in cricket, in hockey it's a different ball game in many ways. The Indian hockey team stands to make a grand Rs 1,000 every time it pumps in a goal at the Asia Cup. It was a 200 hammering of Sri Lanka by...
  • IHF to pay Rs 1,000 for every goal scored September 5, 2007

    Chennai: In its bid to further boost the morale of the Indian hockey team, the Indian Hockey Federation has offered cash rewards to the players for each goal scored. The team's manager for the Asia Cup, RK Shetty, confirmed to CNNIBN that the IHF has indeed promised the players a reward...
  • IHF plans international hockey event June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) is planning to host an international event in Chennai this year, along the lines of a three or fournation format akin to the Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy. The IHF intends to bring four to six teams to India and is working towards formulating a...
  • 'Indian hockey has lost the way' December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: Indian hockey lovers have had to hang their heads in shame in recent years. But at the Asian Games, the game hit an alltime low with the team failing to even make it to the semifinals. The carriers of the great Indian hockey legacy finally had enough on...