WSH

  • WSH: Chandigarh crush Karnataka 6-1 March 29, 2012

    Chandigarh: With both sides having already qualified for the semi-finals, Chandigarh Comets' Gurjinder Singh scored four goals to help his side crush Karnataka Lions 6-1 in the inconsequential last league game of the World Series Hockey here on Thursday. Assured of last-four berths, the two teams lacked in intensity earlier on. However,...
  • Delhi lose again, go down 0-1 to Chandigarh March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi Wizards suffered their fourth loss of the World Series Hockey (WSH) as Gurjinder Singh's penalty-corner strike earned Chandigarh Comets a narrow 0-1 win here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Wednesday. The result affected the Wizards badly as a win would have taken them past the...
  • Indian hockey team not united: Thakur March 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Two-time Olympian Deepak Thakur feels the Indian hockey players are under the thumb of the game's authorities since there is a lack of unity among them. "We don't have unity among ourselves. We look after our self interests. Otherwise, how could Hockey India prevent players from taking part in the...
  • Goals galore in World Series Hockey March 13, 2012

    Mumbai: The inaugural edition of World Series Hockey, which started on February 29 featuring eight teams from different cities, has seen 128 goals scored from 24 matches till Monday at an average of five per game. Though there are about ten penalty corner experts attached to the various teams and excelling...
  • WSH: Karnataka crush Chennai 5-3 March 10, 2012

    Chennai: Pakistani drag flicker Syed Imran Warsi, the tournaments highest goal scorer, missed chances galore as Chennai Cheetahs suffered a crushing 3-5 defeat against Karnataka Lions in a World Series Hockey match, here on Saturday. Cheetahs goal-keeper Jasbir Singh too was off colour and conceded three goals to rival skipper Ravi...
  • Warring hockey bodies reduce WSH to a sham March 7, 2012

    "I missed the Olympics, you fought. I returned to the Olympics, you fought. And just when I felt I can walk unassisted, you've again turned combative." It's not a challenge to figure out who the 'you' is in this sobbing soliloquy of Indian hockey. It keeps switching its gaze from Hockey...
  • WSH: Pune Strykers hold Sher-e-Punjab to 3-3 draw March 4, 2012

    Jalandhar: Star strikers Deepak Thakur and Prabhjot Singh helped home side Sher-e-Punjab build a comfortable lead, but they were forced to settle for a 3-3 draw with the hitherto undefeated Pune Strykers in the World Series Hockey at the Olympian Surjit Hockey stadium on Sunday. Deepak Thakur was, and still is,...
  • WSH: Sher-e-Punjab score big win over Karnataka March 3, 2012

    Jalandhar: Sher-e-Punjab scored an overwhelming 6-1 victory over Karnakata Lions for their second win a row despite a barren first-quarter in their World Series Hockey match on Saturday. With an array of forwards such as Mandeep Anil, Gagan Ajit Sigh and Prabodh Singh, besides penalty corner executioners in veteran Harpal Singh...
  • WSH: Delhi Wizards succumb to Pune Strykers 3-1 March 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Defender Gurpreet Singh's brace helped visitors Pune Strykers down Delhi Wizards 3-1 in the World Series Hockey match played here at the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium on Saturday. In a match that largely belonged to some sensational saves by goalkeepers Kamaldeep Singh (Delhi) and Gurpreet Guri (Pune), Pune's drag-flick...
  • Delhi Wizards off to winning start in WSH March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi Wizards made a winning start to their World Series Hockey campaign, defeating Karnataka Lions 3-2 in their first match of the cash-rich tournament on Friday. Wizards scored a goal each in the first three quarters through Vikramjeet Singh (2nd minute), ace Pakistani forward Shakeel Abbasi (19th) and captain...
  • Maken comes out in support of WSH February 29, 2012

    Chandigarh: The inaugural World Series Hockey on Wednesday got the backing of sports ministry although the league has lost star Indian players due to a threat of ban from the FIH. FIH had said that it does not recognize the league and anyone who would play in the unsanctioned league, would...
  • Rajpal Singh to lead Delhi Wizards in WSH February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Rajpal Singh was named the captain of Wizcraft-owned franchise Delhi Wizards which will be one of the participating team in the World Series Hockey (WSH) starting in Chandigarh on Wednesday. "I am honoured to lead the Delhi Wizards. I hope to live up to the confidence...
  • Pakistan hockey stars leave to play in WSH February 29, 2012

    Karachi: Defying Pakistan Hockey Federation's directive, top players of the country left for India on Wednesday to play in the unsanctioned but lucrative World Hockey Series. Top players Rehan Butt and Shakeel Abbasi, who were named in the probables list for the London Olympics camp that begins on Wednesday in Islamabad,...
  • WSH set to take off, Indian hockey stars in dilemma February 29, 2012

    The euphoria of Indian hockey's Olympics qualification is not yet over, but the sticks are already being re-oiled. Players are getting their gears in order once again – this time to play the World Series Hockey (WSH). It's a bit like Indian cricket team winning the World Cup and days...
  • FIH has no reason to stop WSH: Oltmans February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The upcoming World Series Hockey is a great initiative as it will help past masters of the game, India, return to the pinnacle of the sport once again, feels former Dutch coach Roelant Oltmans. Oltmans, regarded as the world's most successful hockey coach because of his exploits with the...
  • HI-IHF tussle take centre-stage in hockey in 2011 December 29, 2011

    Another year passed but the sorry state of Indian hockey refused to change as the prolonged struggle for power between two warring federations once again took centre-stage over the performance of the national team in 2011. Just like a never-ending television soap opera, there seemed to be no immediate solution to...
  • WSH will succeed despite FIH threat: Delhi coach December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Players being warned by the FIH to stay from the World Series Hockey is a "serious issue," says the event's Delhi franchise's coach Roelant Oltmans, but he is hopeful that the deadlock will be sorted out soon. "The FIH warning is a serious issue at the moment. Not only...
  • Six more Indian hockey players pull out of WSH December 1, 2011

    New Delhi: In what has come as another serious blow to the World Series Hockey (WSH), six additional Indian players have confirmed their unavailability for the inaugural edition of the eight-city event. A day after six other Indian hockey players pulled out of the event, drag-flick specialists Rupinder Pal...
  • Pak federation confident players will skip WSH November 29, 2011

    Lahore: The Pakistan Hockey Federation has expressed confidence that Pakistani players will stay away from the unsanctioned World Hockey Series in India, in the wake of the organisers' claim that all those who have signed for the event will definitely play. The WSH, a joint venture by Nimbus Sport and the...
  • Captains, coaches named for WSH teams November 27, 2011

    New Delhi: India's top midfielder Sardara Singh has been appointed captain of the Bhopal outfit, while former India coach Jose Brasa of Spain is all set to train the Chennai team in the World Series Hockey, to be held from December 17 to January 22 next year across several cities...
  • Ex-Indian players, coaches in favour of WSH November 11, 2011

    New Delhi: India's foreign coach Michael Nobbs might be against the participation of national players in the lucrative World Series Hockey league, but some former player-turned-coaches feel that the event comes as a blessing in disguise for the struggling national sport. With little over three months left for the Olympic qualifiers,...
  • Dhanraj to make comeback with World Series Hockey October 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Former India captain Dhanraj Pillay is set to scorch the hockey turf with his lightning speed and magical moves as he has signed up to play the inaugural World Series Hockey (WSH), scheduled to begin from December 17. The 43-yer-old Dhanraj mesmerized the hockey world with his dazzling ball...
  • HI blasts IHF for trying to lure players for WSH October 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Hockey India lambasted the Indian Hockey Federation for trying to lure players for its unsanctioned World Series Hockey league, saying such efforts by IHF were "blatant anti-national campaign" which will lead to "slow poisoning" of the national game. Even though the event is not recognised by the International Hockey...