CHAMPIONS TROPHY

  • Hockey Champions Trophy online ticket sales begins Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Monday announced the commencement of online ticket sales for the much-awaited Hero Hockey Champions Trophy to be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from December 6-14. Speaking about the development, HI president Narinder Batra said: "Within a year this is the third international...
  • Hockey: India pooled with Germany, Netherlands in Champions Trophy September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team has been drawn in a tough group alongside Olympic champion Germany and World Cup runnerup the Netherlands among others for the Champions Trophy to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 614. Placed in pool B, India will also have 2014 World Cup bronze medallist Argentina...
  • Bhubaneswar to host 2014 Champions Trophy Men's Hockey Tournament December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Orissa's capital Bhubaneswar will host the 35th edition of the Champions Trophy Men's Hockey Tournament to be held from December 1321 next year. The eightteam elite International Hockey Federation (FIH) event will be held at the Kalinga Stadium, which is presently under renovation and will be in full shape...
  • India finish fifth at Men's Asian Champions hockey tourney November 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Akashdeep Singh scored three goals as India thrashed Oman 61 to finish fifth in the third Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Kakamigahara, Japan on Sunday. In a fifthsixth place match, India dominated from the word go, scoring three goals in each half. Kothajit Singh converted a penalty corner...
  • Indian women win silver in Asian Champions Trophy hockey November 9, 2013

    Kakamigahara: Indian women's hockey team had to be content with a silver medal in third Asian Champions Trophy after losing to hosts Japan by a solitary goal in the summit clash of the event at Kakamigahara, Japan on Saturday. India conceded an early goal when Otsuka Shiho converted a penalty corner...
  • Indian men beat Malaysia 43 in Asian Champions Trophy hockey November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Malak Singh scored a brace as India edged past Malaysia 43 in a hardfought encounter to register their second win in the men's competition of the third Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Kakamigahara, Japan on Friday. Apart from Malak (41st and 51st minute), Ramandeep Singh (4th minute) and...
  • Indian women lose 12, suffer 1st defeat in Asian Champions Trophy November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: India conceded a late goal to lose 12 to hosts Japan and slump to their first defeat in the women's competition of the Asian Champions Trophy at Kakamigahara, Japan on Thursday. India, who were unbeaten in the tournament ahead of today's game, took the lead in the 33rd minute...
  • Indian men lose 45 to Pakistan in Asian Champions Trophy November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A young and inexperienced Indian men's hockey team fought hard before going down 45 against archrivals Pakistan to slump to their third defeat in the Asian Champions Trophy at Kakamigahara, Japan on Thursday. India, who have fielded 13 juniors players in the squad to give them exposure ahead of...
  • Indian men beat Oman in Asian Champions hockey November 5, 2013

    Kakamigahara: India registered their first win of the third Asian Champions Trophy, defeating Oman 30 in their third hockey league match here on Tuesday. India opened the scoring against the run of play in the 19th minute when a lapse from Oman defence allowed Akashdeep Singh into the circle and he...
  • Indian women beat Malaysia 51, enter Asian Champions Trophy final November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian women continued their impressive show at the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament as they thrashed Malaysia 51 to secure their place in the summit clash of the event at Kakamigahara, Japan Monday. After being locked 11 at half time, India scored four field goals after the changeover to...
  • Indian men lose 12 to Japan in Asian Champions hockey November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A young and inexperienced Indian men's hockey team slumped to its second consecutive defeat in the Asian Champions Trophy, losing 12 to hosts Japan at Kakamigahara on Sunday. The Indian team, mainly made up of junior players, squandered a goal lead to go down fighting against the Japanese, who...
  • India lose 02 against China in Asian Men Champions Trophy hockey November 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A young Indian side went down 02 against China in their opening match of the third Asian Men Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Kakamigahara, Japan Saturday. The Indian team, made up mainly of junior players, let in two second half goals in the 50th and 55th minutes ...
  • Indian women stun China 42 in Asian Champions Trophy Hockey November 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Poonam Rani struck twice as India scored an upset victory over higherranked China 42 in their opening match of the third Asian Women Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Kakamigahara, Japan Saturday. Rani gave India the lead in the eighth minute by converting a penalty corner. Five minutes later, Amandeep...
  • Hockey: Target Asian Champions Trophy but focus Junior World Cup November 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The prism of their target may have the Asian Champions Trophy at its centre, but the Indian men's hockey team will have the Junior World Cup at the back of their mind when they step on the Kakamigahara turf in Japan on Saturday. The junior Indian team set Ipoh...
  • Hockey: Asian Champions Trophy will help assess junior WC preps, says Gregg Clark October 29, 2013

    New Delhi: With focus firmly on the FIH Junior Men's World Cup in December, India is sending a relatively junior team for the Asian Champions Trophy in Japan and chief coach Gregg Clark said the upcoming tournament will give him a chance to assess all the arsenal at his disposal...
  • Hockey: 13 juniors part of India squad for Asian Champions Trophy October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: With focus firmly on the FIH Junior Men's World Cup in Delhi, Hockey India (HI) on Monday included as many 13 players from the Sultan of Johor Cupwinning junior squad to be part of the 18man touring party announced for the third Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) in Kakamigahara,...
  • HI names Indian women team for 3rd Asian Hockey Champions Trophy October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Midfielder Ritu Rani will lead India's 18member senior women squad which will compete at the 3rd Asian Champions Trophy to be played at Kakamigahara, Japan from November 2 to 9, Hockey India said on Friday. "Hockey India Selectors B P Govinda, Savitry Purty and Surinder Kaur, Roelant Oltmans, Director...
  • We don't pick commentators, clarifies ICC July 6, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday made it clear that it had nothing to do with the absence of former Indian captain Ravi Shastri from the panel of commentators for last month's ICC Champions Trophy in England. An Indian newspaper on Saturday reported that Shastri was not included in...
  • Pak masseur was sent back from CT 13 for sexual harassment July 4, 2013

    Karachi: A Pakistan cricket team masseur was sent back from the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 after being accused of sexually harassing a female worker at the London hotel, where the players stayed during the event, a source has claimed. According to details, the masseur Malang Ali was sent back with the...
  • Misbah hopes Pakistan can rebuild after Champions Trophy flop July 1, 2013

    Lahore: Skipper Misbahul Haq put a brave face on Monday on Pakistan's miserable collapse at the Champions Trophy, believing the team can overcome serious weaknesses to rebuild for the 2015 World Cup. Pakistan crashed out of the eightteam Champions Trophy last month, losing all three matches as their batsmen flopped once...
  • Inzamam denies being offered Pakistan's batting coach job July 1, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq has denied reports that he is in line to take over as the national team's batting coach after team's poor show in the recent Champions Trophy in England. "This time no one from the Pakistan Cricket Board has contacted me as yet regarding the batting...
  • Champions Trophy win great for Indian cricket post IPL scandal: Dravid June 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Former skipper Rahul Dravid on Thursday hailed the Mahendra Singh Dhoniled team's triumph in the ICC Champions Trophy and said this was a muchneeded shot in the arm for Indian cricket in the aftermath of the IPL spotfixing scandal. "I think we needed a good positive story. We needed some...
  • Pakistan will bounce back from CT debacle: Ajmal June 26, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal believes the national team has the ability to bounce back from its recent abysmal performance in the ICC Champions Trophy. "Don't write us off. We know people are very disappointed with our performance in England but we will make amends by performing better in the coming...
  • Fletcher should be credited for India's win: Sanjay Jha June 26, 2013

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Team India has now won every ICC championship under the Sun. So is this the best Indian team ever? Cricketnext founder Sanjay Jha joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the matter. Q. Is this team suited to play test in overseas condition? Asked by: Jugal ...
  • Indian selectors' foresight brought the Champions Trophy home June 26, 2013

    When MS Dhoni and his boys clad in white ICC jackets held the Champions Trophy aloft, a certain five men did their own set of highfives for taking decisions in the best interest of Indian cricket. The Indian selectors deserve a fair share of the applause Team India...
  • Unfair to compare Dhoni with former captains: Excricketers June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar and other excricketers on Tuesday said in unison that one should refrain from drawing comparison between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his predecessors, insisting instead to rejoice India's success in the ICC Champions Trophy. Dhoni is now the only captain in the world to win all...
  • Dhoni has done wonders to Indian cricket: Ganguly June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Preferring to stay away from comparisons, former skipper Sourav Ganguly says current captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has done "wonders to Indian cricket" and is poised to lead the country in the 2015 World Cup. Dhoni once again lived up to the billing by leading India to ICC Champions Trophy...
  • 'Sir' Jadeja's brand value on the rise after CT success June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: He has improved by leaps and bounds in the last one year and Ravindra Jadeja's onfield exploits has certainly helped him attract the attention of major corporate houses. Jadeja, who got the prestigious 'Golden Ball' for ending up as the highest wickettaker in India's victorious Champions Trophy campaign, has...
  • India had a balanced squad: Rahul Dravid June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Rahul Dravid today lauded Mahendra Singh Dhonis men for their 'brilliant' title triumph in the Champions Trophy, saying 'right balance' and 'fantastic' fielding helped them claim the prestigious title in England. India enjoyed an undefeated run in the tournament as they clinched the title with...
  • India must keep good vibrations flowing in the West Indies June 25, 2013

    One of the most compelling aspects of watching a team on a roll is waiting for it to be stopped. India have just won five matches in a row in the ICC Champions Trophy, the last of which narrowly won them the trophy in Birmingham on Sunday. India entered the...