Pargat Singh

  • World Kabaddi League launched in India May 6, 2014

    The World Kabaddi League, aimed at raising the profile of the sport, was launched on in the presence of Deputy Punjab Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and former India hockey captain Pargat Singh. The league is all set for inauguration in mid-June at Thyagaraj Sports Complex here and will be played...
  • Asia Cup Hockey Final: SWOT analysis by Pargat and Halappa September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: India are clear favourites going into the final of the Asia Cup against South Korea on Sunday. They have won four matches in a row, are the only unbeaten team of the tournament and got the better of the Koreans in the league stage. But those are only...
  • Expert talk: Pargat Singh on India's chances in Asia Cup August 23, 2013

    A young Indian team enters the 9th Asia Cup shouldering the burden of winning nothing less than a trophy in Ipoh, which will bring with it the equally important reward of qualification in the 2014 FIH World Cup. But battling injuries to big players and with a new coaching set-up,...
  • Nobbs should perform or be shown the door: Pargat Singh July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Pargat Singh played a key role in Michael Nobbs' appointment as India's chief hockey coach but the former captain now says it is high time the under-performing Australian is given the "marching orders". "If he is performing he should stay back, but if not the authorities shouldn't hesitate to...
  • Punjab polls: Olympian Pargat Singh joins SAD January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India hockey captain Pargat Singh has joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ahead of Punjab elections this month. He will contest from the Jalandhar Cantonment constituency. Pargat will formally join the Akali Dal on Monday. He has resigned from the post of Director, Sports to contest the elections. SAD zeroed...
  • 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...
  • Pargat slams Kalmadi, calls him ‘sports mafia’ January 25, 2010

    The national game has grabbed the headlines and once again its for the wrong reasons. Former Skipper Pargat Singh launched a scathing attack on Olympic association boss Suresh Kalmadi, accusing him of running a sports mafia. Pargat's outburst comes a day after Hockey India (HI) deferred the contentious elections scheduled...
  • Ex-skipper blames Kalmadi for hockey mess February 22, 2010

    New Delhi: A day after Hockey India (HI) elections were deferred by the Rajasthan High Court, former India Captain Pargat Singh has lambasted India Olympic Association (IOA) Chief Suresh Kalmadi saying the mess in Indian hockey is caused by none other than Kalmadi himself. Pargat said people like Kalmadi are...
  • Ad hoc hockey committee rubbishes internal rift January 20, 2009

    New Delhi: The ad-hoc committee of Indian hockey will have us believe that all is well among the game's administrators. There were rumours of a rift in the selection committee after Randhir Singh resigned a couple of days ago but those were shot down by IOA President Suresh Kalmadi. The...
  • Live TV: Barack Obama inauguration ceremony January 20, 2009

    America's capital awakens crowded and excited with the inauguration of Barack Obama only a few hours away. Two million people are expected to crowd into the center of Washington to witness the first African-American become the 44th president of the United States by taking the oath of office. ...
  • Pressure mounts for India at World Cup September 8, 2006

    Former Indian hockey captain Pargat Singh writes about the country's agonising defeat at the hands of Germany in the opening game of the tournament. Indian hockey has lamented wasted opportunities at the start of major tournaments for several decades. The same story was repeated in the World Cup's opening contest against Germany,...