INDIAN HOCKEY

  • Balbir Singh Sr. conferred Lifetime Achievement Award 13 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The legendary Balbir Singh Senior, member of three Olympic gold medal winning teams, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Hockey India Awards here on Saturday. The action-packed ceremony culminated with the 90-year-old receiving the trophy for Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award along with a...
  • Need to work more on patience level of players, says Paul Van Ass Yesterday

    New Delhi: Insisting that "patience" is key to a side's success at international level, Indian men's hockey team's new chief coach Paul Van Ass today said he needs to work on this area to help increase the tolerance level of Sardar Singh and his men. Van Ass said although the patience...
  • Mandeep Singh recalled, Gurjinder Singh dropped from Indian hockey team 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed chief coach Paul van Ass on Wednesday recalled young strikers Mandeep Singh and Satbir singh in the 18-member Indian men's hockey team for the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5-12. Among the surprising omissions, defender-penalty corner specialist Gurjinder Singh and...
  • Hockey India Annual Awards on March 28 March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Hockey India's (HI) first ever Annual Awards will take place on March 28. The awards are an effort towards recognising the hard work put in by hockey players, coaches, support staff and administrators both nationally and internationally. At the ceremony, HI will felicitate teams and individuals because of their...
  • India's new hockey coach Paul van Ass takes charge March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Netherlands' Paul van Ass on Monday resumed duties as Indian men's hockey team's chief coach as the eight-time Olympic champions underwent their first practice session under the Dutchman at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. Van Ass officially joined his new job on Sunday but the 54-year-old Dutchman...
  • Hockey India remembers 1975 World Cup winning team March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Forty years back on March 15, 1975, the Indian men's hockey team accomplished a historic feat by beating Pakistan 2-1 in the World Cup final to earn the title of champions. Remembering the occasion and achievement, Hockey India (HI) congratulated the team. Led by captain Ajit Pal Singh, the...
  • Indian coach best option for team: Dhanraj Pillay March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Unhappy that a Dutch has been made the new chief coach for the men's national team, legendary hockey player Dhanraj Pillay said an Indian would have been the best option for the post. In association with Hockey India (HI), the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has named that Paul...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Paul van Ass who named Indian men's hockey coach February 8, 2015

    Former Dutch national team coach Paul van Ass was named as the new head coach of India's men's hockey team, ending three months of uncertainly after Australian Terry Walsh quit under controversial circumstances. ...
  • Sportspersons who have made India proud in 2014 February 4, 2015

    Indian Hockey team, Jitu Rai, Pankaj Advani, PV Sindhu, Sania Mirza, Yogeshwar Dutt are the sportspersons who have made India proud in 2014. ...
  • Paul van Ass named Indian men's hockey coach January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Dutch national coach Paul van Ass was on Friday named the new coach of the Indian men's hockey team while New Zealand's Anthony Thornton was made the coach of the women's hockey team. The names were finalised at a special selection committee meeting headed by secretary sports Ajit...
  • Hockey Olympian Jaswant Singh Rajput passes away January 28, 2015

    Kolkata: Two-time gold medal winning hockey Olympian Jaswant Singh Rajput,88, passed away on Wednesday morning following a prolonged illness, according to the Bengal Hockey Association. "He was suffering from age related illness for more than a month and was looked after by his niece at his Bradford Lane residence near Park...
  • I want to make Indian hockey more enjoyable in 2015: Sardar Singh January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: As part of his new year resolution, Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh, who led the team to an Asian Games gold medal after a gap of 16 years and a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games this year, has vowed to make the national sport more enjoyable to...
  • Yearender: A year of development for Indian hockey December 26, 2014

    Indian men's hockey took giant strides towards reclaiming its long-lost numero uno position with an Asian Games gold, after a 16-year drought, and several memorable victories, but the momentum was marred by an untimely and poorly handled resignation of chief coach Terry Walsh. There was a gloomy start to the year...
  • New India hockey coach could be appointed before HIL starts December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team is expected to get a new foreign coach within a month, that is by the time the third season of Hockey India League (HIL) starts on January 22. The process for selection of Australian Terry Walsh's successor had already started with Hockey India formally putting...
  • After Terry Walsh, women's hockey coach Neil Hawgood also exits November 27, 2014

    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...
  • Terry Walsh ready to return but wants Hockey India to 'show desire' November 25, 2014

    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...
  • Hockey: Mandeep Singh left out of India's 18-man Champions Trophy squad November 24, 2014

    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...
  • Saurav Ganguly to pitch for hockey, inaugurate Beighton on November 24 November 20, 2014

    Kolkata: After football, former India captain Sourav Ganguly would be seen promoting hockey when he will inaugurate the main round of the 119th All India Beighton Cup Hockey Tournament on November 24. "We are grateful to Ganguly... He has confirmed to inaugurate the quarterfinal league. It's a big boost for the...
  • The ball is now in Terry Walsh's court, says SAI November 19, 2014

    With Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal agreeing in principle to Terry Walsh's demands, the ball is now in the Australian's court to take a call on whether to continue as India's chief hockey coach and the SAI expects him to make up his mind in the next 4-5 days. In a major...
  • Sports Minister agrees to Terry Walsh's 'proposals' in principle: SAI November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India, who constituted a six member committee to study the proposals of Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh after his resignation, met the Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday. The committee comprising of former Indian hockey players Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar, Zafar Iqbal, High Performance...
  • Hockey India, SAI fail to retain hockey coach Terry Walsh November 18, 2014

    Indian hockey's problems took a turn for the worse on Tuesday as Hockey India (HI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) failed to convince chief coach Terry Walsh to take his resignation back - with the Australian deciding to fly back home a day before his contract ends. A...
  • Indian hockey team will suffer if Terry Walsh leaves: Roelant Oltmans November 15, 2014

    Indian hockey's high performance director Roelant Oltmans said on Saturday that the national team's preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympics will suffer if current chief coach Terry Walsh does not accept a new contract from the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Walsh, who guided India to an Asian games gold medal...
  • Settled defence has been a plus for Indian hockey team, says Raghunath November 11, 2014

    A settled defensive line up has been a big advantage for the Indian team in its resurgence in world hockey, feels seasoned full back V Raghunath. ...
  • Indicator of progress will be win vs Australia in Champions Trophy: Roelant Oltmans November 11, 2014

    Indian hockey's high performance director Roelant Oltmans says the team's series win over Australia is a positive sign but repeating the feat against the World Champions in the upcoming Champions Trophy will determine the squad's progress. "It is surely a positive result for the team. Everyone in the world including Australia...
  • 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...
  • Confident Indian hockey team set for Australia challenge October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian men's hockey team is all geared up to play the four-match test series in Australia from November 10. The tour will also prepare the team for Champions Trophy, scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from December 6-14. The squad is scheduled to leave for Australia on...
  • 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...
  • Terry Walsh presents wishlist to Sports Authority of India October 22, 2014

    Indian coach Terry Walsh has not withdrawn his resignation and has listed a series of demands which he wants incorporated into a new contract. ...
  • Hockey: Terry Walsh wants more leaves, decision-making power; SAI agrees October 22, 2014

    The Sports Authority of India on Wednesday met India's unhappy hockey coach Terry Walsh to try and sort out issues that led to him submitting his resignation, and SAI Director General Jiji Thomson says things have moved in the positive direction, and though Walsh has not withdrawn his resignation yet,...
  • Terry Walsh likely to stay as India hockey coach, SAI agrees to revise contract October 22, 2014

    The impasse between chief India hockey coach Terry Walsh and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has moved closer to resolution after SAI agreed to review Walsh's contract after a meeting with the Australian on Wednesday following his resignation from the post the previous day. "Concerns he [Walsh] raised have been...