NARINDER BATRA

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Narinder Batra seeks Sports Minister's support after Asian Games high October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra on Friday wrote to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, requesting more support for the game to build on the success of the Incheon Asian Games. Batra has approached Sonowal after claiming step "motherly treatment" from the ministry's nodal agency, the Sports Authority of India...
  • Hockey India not to send official as IOA delegate to Asian Games September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra on Wednesday said that Hockey India will not send any of their officials as a delegate at the expense of Indian Olympic Association at the Asian Games even while he slammed the sports ministry for "interference" on the issue. "We have been asked...
  • Don't expect medals from hockey teams after Govt apathy: Narinder Batra September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra on Thrusday said the country should not expect a medal from the national teams in the upcoming Asian Games in the wake of government's "shoddy treatment" of the national sport. "People should not expect much out of both and men's and women's team...
  • 'Shame on you Kapil Dev,' an irate Hockey India lays into the legend August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Disgruntled Hockey India (HI) secretary general, Narinder Batra, on Wednesday launched a tirade against cricket legend and head of the Arjuna Awards selection committee Kapil Dev, calling him an opportunist. Batra said the World Cupwinning captain settled an old score with him by ignoring seven hockey players for...
  • Narinder Batra files RTI against top officials of SAI, Sports Ministry August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After a national hockey camp was not cleared by the government, Hockey India's secretary general Narinder Batra on Tuesday filed an RTI against Ajit Sharan, secretary, ministry of sports, and SAI director general Jiji Thomson. The national junior women's hockey camp that was slated to start in Bhopal today...
  • Oltmans, Walsh won't get salary from SAI during HIL: Batra January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The impasse between SAI and Hockey India over Roelant Oltmans and Terry Walsh's participation as coaches in the upcoming HIL is finally over after HI secretary general Narinder Batra on Thursday said that the duo will not get paid by the government body during the onemonth period of...
  • Hockey India calls Australia coach 'loose cannon', Australia fumes January 18, 2014

    New Delhi: On the day India celebrated their first win over World No. 1 and Olympic champions Germany since 2004, a comment from Hockey India's secretary general Narinder Batra made the headlines when he called Australia coach Rich Charlesworth a "loose cannon" in need of "psychological treatment". A foreign journalist...
  • Hockey India takes responsibility for India's ouster from junior WC December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra on Wednesday took moral "responsibility" for the country's early ouster from the FIH Junior Men's World Cup and apologised to the fans for letting them down. India crashed out of the quarterfinal race of the ongoing World Cup after being held 33 by...
  • Closedbid auction for Hockey India League on Friday November 21, 2013

    New Delhi: More than 150 players from 14 countries, including 95 Indians, will go under the hammer when the Hockey India League's Closed Bid 2013 takes place on Friday, nearly two months ahead of the second season of the HIL. Hockey India Secretary General and Hero Hockey India League Chairman Narinder...
  • HIL ups salary cap of each franchise by $75,000 October 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey India League has decided to raise the franchisees' salary cap for the second season of the Hero HIL, scheduled to be held from from January 23 to February 23, by USD 75,000 (Rs 46 Lakh). Hockey India (HI) Secretary General and HIL chairman, Narinder Batra said the Executive...
  • Indian men's hockey team to get new foreign coach in two weeks September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team is set to get a new foreign coach within two weeks' time as the national federation has shortlisted four candidates for the top job. Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra has confirmed that they have received six applications from across the globe to fill...
  • HI announces Rs one lakh reward for junior women players August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra announced that each member of India's junior women hockey team which won the country's first ever bronze medal at the World Cup on Sunday will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs one lakh. India on Sunday won their first ever...
  • Narinder Batra not to contest for any IOA post July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra on Friday stepped down as the coordinator between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the government in the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and said he is not in the running for any IOA post. Batra was a part...
  • Batra, Anand included in IOA delegation for Lausanne meeting May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) delegation for the crucial meeting with International Olympic Council (IOC) on bringing India back into the Olympic movement, will now include Hockey India general secretary Narinder Batra and Jharkhand Olympic Association president R K Anand. The meeting that is scheduled to be held in...
  • Hockey India forms Performance and Development Committee April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: With an eye to promote the sport at the grassroot level, Hockey India on Monday formed a High Performance and Development Committee for the year 201314 to be headed by its secretary general, Narinder Batra. The 15member committee includes Olympians, international players and chief coaches while Sports Authority of...
  • India to host Pakistan for hockey series in April March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan hockey team will step into India for a five-match series beginning April 5, which will end the seven-year hiatus of bilateral series between the two archrivals. The tour will see Pakistan take on India in five matches in Ranchi, Lucknow, Delhi, Mohali and Jalandhar from April...
  • Hockey India now plans a league for women February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: After the stupendous success of its inaugural citybased league, Hockey India (HI) is now mulling to start a similar tournament for the women players as well. HI secretary general Narinder Batra said on Friday that the national body was planning a women's league in two years. "We are thinking...
  • IOA delegation to go to Lausanna for talks November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Rattled by the International Olympic's committee's renewed threat to suspend India, the IOA is sending a twomember delegation to Lausanne to meet top IOC officials and resolve the vexed issues surrounding its upcoming elections. After a series of meetings among top IOA officials right through the day, it...
  • Hockey India League postponed to January 17 November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The governing council of the Hockey India League (HIL) deferred its players' auction by a fortnight to December 16 and the start of the tournament to January 17. The league, earlier scheduled between January 5 and February 3, will now conclude on February 17. Hockey India (HI) secretary general...
  • Will clean up IOA: Randhir November 9, 2012

    Speaking to the CNNIBN, IOA secretary general Randhir Singh said he has decided to meet the challenge head on now. ...
  • Conrath will be Indian hockey team's new trainer November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Hockey India is all set to appoint Australian, Jason Conrath, as the new exercise physiologist of the senior men's national team after another Aussie, David John, refused to resume duty owing to low salary. Conrath is Bachelor of Science in exercise and health and is currently studying masters...
  • Steve Catton named Hockey India League director October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday appointed Steve Catton as competitions director for the sixteam Hockey India League (HIL) that is slated to be held from January 5 to February 3, 2013. HI secretarygeneral Narinder Batra, who is also the chairman of the Hockey India League (HIL), said the...
  • Kirti Azad lashes out at DDCA president October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer and member of parliament Kirti Azad on Tuesday accused Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president Arun Jaitley of "not doing anything to stop the rise of proxy membership". For the second day running, the officers from Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) department came at the...
  • Carvalho wants hockey official Batra sacked August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Former national coach Joaquim Carvalho on Monday, asked Hockey India official Narinder Batra to quit his post for misleading the nation and vindictively keeping players, who took part in the rebel World Series Hockey, out of Olympic Games team selection. "I want Batra to resign as he misled the...
  • Hockey India takes on Sports Ministry over polls January 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The battle lines seem to be hardening in Indian hockey and the boxing match seems to have now become a street fight. Hockey India General Secretary Narinder Batra has accused the Union Sports Ministry of encouraging groupism and creating pressure on them to affiliate Punjab Association for the elections. The...