Indian Hockey

  • India play 3-3 draw against Dutch club on pre-World Cup tour 15-04-2014 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian team put up a tough fight in second build-up game of the Europe Tour as they played out a 3-3 draw against Dutch side HGC Hockey Club at The Netherlands. The tour is in preparation for the FIH Men's World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held...
  • Hockey: India thrash Dutch club 7-0 on pre-World Cup practice tour 12-04-2014 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team began its European Tour on a positive note by hammering Leiden Hockey Club (Dutch National Club) 7-0 in the first build-up game played at Oegstgeest, The Netherlands. This tour is a preparation for the FIH men's World Cup, scheduled to be held at The...
  • Tough for Sandeep Singh to make World Cup cut: Sardar Singh 09-04-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: Sardar Singh and Sandeep Singh are best of friends on and off the field but the current Indian captain said it will be a tall order for the out-of-favour drag-flicker to make it to the World Cup-bound squad. Sardar said it was heartening to witness healthy competition for...
  • Indian hockey team set to leave for Europe tour 08-04-2014 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: Gearing up to present a strong challenge at the upcoming World Cup, the Indian hockey team will head for a tour of Europe on Wednesday to play five build-up games - including two each against World Cup hosts The Netherlands. The team will also play two matches against...
  • Jude Felix is new coach of senior men Hockey Team: Hockey India 26-03-2014 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: Former India captain Jude Felix has been appointed as coach of the senior men's national hockey team and the Olympian will work under Chief Coach Terry Walsh, Hockey India (HI) said on Wednesday. Felix will join the training camp of the senior men hockey team tomorrow at Major...
  • Indians play without a game plan, says Jamie Dwyer 30-01-2014 09:12 PM

    New Delhi: Australia's most decorated hockey player Jamie Dwyer, a five-time Player of the Year, feels the Indian team is not smart enough against the world's top sides. As eight-time Olympic champions India are trying to regain their lost glory, Dwyer said they cannot expect to turn up on the...
  • More astroturf and tough games can turn around Indian hockey: Oltmans 25-01-2014 11:13 PM

    Ranchi: More matches against tough opponents and increase in number of astroturfs would help the Indian hockey in making a turnaround and bring back the golden days, Indian Hockey team's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans said on Saturday. "I believe (that) India has a bright future in hockey. Of course,...
  • Star India to invest over Rs 1500 crore in hockey 23-01-2014 06:43 PM

    Mumbai: STAR India, the country's leading sports network Star Sports, on Thursday committed to invest in excess of Rs. 1500 crore in hockey over the next eight years in order to promote the game. Nitin Kukreja, Head of Sports Business, STAR India, said, "Our aim is to transform the sporting...
  • Walsh is the right man to be India hockey coach: Harendra 23-01-2014 06:24 PM

    Mumbai: Former India hockey coach Harendra Singh on Thursday came out in support of current coach Terry Walsh saying the ex-Australia forward was the right choice as the team had improved under him, but cautioned that further progress to medal status would be gradual. "Terry Walsh has huge experience. He...
  • Star India inks 8-year broadcast deal with FIH 21-01-2014 03:25 PM

    New Delhi: Sports broadcaster Star India on Tuesday announced an eight-year broadcast deal with International Hockey Federation (FIH), during which the world sport body will look to host a major event in India each year. Star India, which runs country's leading sports network Star Sports, will broadcast key FIH events...
  • Indian Hockey needs stability at coach level: Barry Dancer 20-01-2014 05:03 PM

    Chandigarh: Former Australian player Barry Dancer said Indian hockey coaches deserve to be given a long rope for the team to produce good results at the international level. "The problem with India's hockey team at the national level is lack of stability in the leadership," Dancer said. Dancer, 61, who...
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  • Hockey: For Balbir, only Sardar fits in the golden era team 17-12-2013 04:18 PM

    New Delhi: Disappointed with the state of Indian hockey right now, three-time Olympic gold-medallist and former captain Balbir Singh Sr. feels among the current lot of players, only Sardar Singh would have found a place in the Indian teams that competed in the golden era. In an interaction with PTI...
  • Yearender 2013: Women outshine men in Indian hockey 17-12-2013 12:15 PM

    A sea change at the administrative level, birth of a promising league, rise and fall of the juniors and women outplaying men - the pendulum of Indian hockey kept swinging to and fro in 2013. Save for the silver lining of a world cup bronze won by junior women, 2013...
  • Psychologist need of the hour for Indian hockey: Sardar Singh 16-12-2013 07:28 PM

    New Delhi: Indian hockey teams, both senior and junior, were often guilty of buckling under pressure in big events and senior national team captain Sardar Singh on Monday called for roping in a qualified psychologist to work on the mental preparation of the players. The just-concluded Junior World Cup here...
  • Get over the glorious past, plan for future: Terry Walsh 16-12-2013 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed coach of the national men's hockey team Terry Walsh feels India needs to stop harping on its glorious past and focus on building a strong development programme, which is the need of the hour. Walsh, who took over the reigns of India last month from compatriot Michael...
  • Junior World Cup: Indian hockey resumes gold hunt 05-12-2013 10:12 PM

    Back in July-August this year, a smile flashed across the face of Indian hockey lovers. The unexpected nature of the reason added extra glitter to the grin. The junior women team had won a world cup bronze and added conviction to the hope that boys will do better or at...
  • Balbir Singh Sr plots roadmap to success for Indian hockey 29-11-2013 05:21 PM

    New Delhi: Pained by the steady decline of Indian hockey over the years, the legendary Balbir Singh Sr has drawn up a roadmap, which includes an innovative three-tier league, to help the country regain lost glory. The iconic centre-forward, who won gold medals at the 1948 (London), 1952 (Helsinki) and...
  • Flexibility and patience key to success in India: New hockey coach 22-11-2013 10:03 PM

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey's newly-appointed foreign coach Terry Walsh feels patience and flexibility are the two key ingredients which a person needs to be successful in a tough country like India. Some of Walsh's high-profile countrymates - hockey legend Ric Charlesworth and former cricketer Greg Chappell - did not...
  • Baskaran to be part of Indian hockey team's coaching staff 20-11-2013 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday appointed former Olympic gold-medallist V Baskaran as coach of the men's national team to work under the recently-appointed chief coach Terry Walsh. "Baskaran has joined the training camp of the senior men's hockey team at SAI Centre, Bhopal, for preparations of the FIH...
  • Confer Bharat Ratna to Dhyan Chand: HIL chief Batra 19-11-2013 09:55 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Demand for honouring Dhyan Chand with Bharat Ratna got louder with Hockey India League asking the government to confer the country's highest civilian award to the hockey wizard. "We welcome the Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar. We will be happy if the government of India also announces the name...
  • Indian hockey needs 5-7 years to regain its lost glory: Terry Walsh 26-10-2013 07:51 PM

    Mumbai: New national men's hockey chief coach Terry Walsh is looking at a time-frame of five to seven years for the country to regain its lost glory at the world level and feels short term success would be of no lasting use. "I understand where Indian hockey was and where...
  • Rajya Sabha MP Kanwar Deep Singh elected new IHF President 21-10-2013 08:14 PM

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Kanwar Deep Singh was unanimously elected as the president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for a four-year 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...
  • Govt appoints Oltmans as Indian hockey's High Performance Director 18-10-2013 01:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Government of India will appoint Hockey India's Director High Performance Roelant Oltmans as Chief Coordinator and High Performance Director for Indian Hockey. He is all set to be appointed till Rio Olympics 2016 keeping in view all the major events taking place in the next three years....
  • Sports Ministry doubles allocation of funds for hockey 17-10-2013 08:19 PM

    New Delhi: Elated with Junior men hockey team's performance at the recent Sultan Johar Cup, the Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Thursday announced the Government's decision to allocate double funds for training and setting up of new infrastructure for hockey in the country. "The government of India has doubled its allocation...
  • Terry Walsh to take over as Indian men's hockey head coach 14-10-2013 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: Australian Terry Walsh is set to be appointed as head coach of the Indian men's hockey team after the Sports Authority of India recommended his name to the Sports Ministry. SAI Director General Jiji Thomson told PTI here today that Walsh's name has been forwarded to the Sports...
  • Coach Roelant Oltmans would make a difference: Prabhjot Singh 08-10-2013 05:49 PM

    Jaipur: High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans has made India play attacking hockey and under the Dutchman, Indian team can achieve better results in 2016 Rio Olympics, feels ace hockey player Prabhjot Singh. "It was Spaniard Jose Brasa who made us play mix hockey and also worked on last minute lethargy...
  • Hockey: Johor Cup winner Manpreet winning hearts on and off the field 01-10-2013 10:51 AM

    New Delhi: The captain of India's junior men's hockey team, Manpreet Singh, is living a dream at the moment. After being asked to lead the team at the 3rd Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia, the 21-year-old repaid selectors' faith in him by taking the team all the way to...
  • Hockey: Johor Cup win big boost to Junior World Cup hopes, says coach 01-10-2013 10:26 AM

    The team returned to a hero's welcome after winning the Sultan of Johor Cup with a 3-0 win over Malaysia in the final. ...
  • Salary only hindrance in Walsh's appointment as hockey coach 26-09-2013 06:32 PM

    New Delhi: Salary remains the only stumbling block in Terry Walsh's likely appointment as new foreign coach of Indian men's hockey team as the Australian is demanding a hefty pay cheque, according to sources in the Sports Authority India. Former Australia coach, Walsh's name has emerged as the front-runner for...