Champions Trophy

  • Bhubaneswar to host 2014 Champions Trophy Men's Hockey Tournament 16-12-2013 10:12 PM

    New Delhi: Orissa's capital Bhubaneswar will host the 35th edition of the Champions Trophy Men's Hockey Tournament to be held from December 13-21 next year. The eight-team elite International Hockey Federation (FIH) event will be held at the Kalinga Stadium, which is presently under renovation and will be in full...
  • India finish fifth at Men's Asian Champions hockey tourney 10-11-2013 01:45 PM

    New Delhi: Akashdeep Singh scored three goals as India thrashed Oman 6-1 to finish fifth in the third Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Kakamigahara, Japan on Sunday. In a fifth-sixth place match, India dominated from the word go, scoring three goals in each half. Kothajit Singh converted a penalty...
  • Indian women win silver in Asian Champions Trophy hockey 09-11-2013 02:17 PM

    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...
  • Indian men beat Malaysia 4-3 in Asian Champions Trophy hockey 08-11-2013 09:45 PM

    New Delhi: Malak Singh scored a brace as India edged past Malaysia 4-3 in a hard-fought 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)...
  • Indian women lose 1-2, suffer 1st defeat in Asian Champions Trophy 07-11-2013 07:29 PM

    New Delhi: India conceded a late goal to lose 1-2 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...
  • Indian men lose 4-5 to Pakistan in Asian Champions Trophy 07-11-2013 04:15 PM

    New Delhi: A young and inexperienced Indian men's hockey team fought hard before going down 4-5 against arch-rivals 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...
  • Indian men beat Oman in Asian Champions hockey 05-11-2013 05:25 PM

    Kakamigahara: India registered their first win of the third Asian Champions Trophy, defeating Oman 3-0 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...
  • Indian women beat Malaysia 5-1, enter Asian Champions Trophy final 04-11-2013 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: Indian women continued their impressive show at the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament as they thrashed Malaysia 5-1 to secure their place in the summit clash of the event at Kakamigahara, Japan Monday. After being locked 1-1 at half time, India scored four field goals after the changeover...
  • Indian men lose 1-2 to Japan in Asian Champions hockey 04-11-2013 08:29 AM

    New Delhi: A young and inexperienced Indian men's hockey team slumped to its second consecutive defeat in the Asian Champions Trophy, losing 1-2 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,...
  • India lose 0-2 against China in Asian Men Champions Trophy hockey 02-11-2013 07:00 PM

    New Delhi: A young Indian side went down 0-2 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 4-2 in Asian Champions Trophy Hockey 02-11-2013 05:18 PM

    New Delhi: Poonam Rani struck twice as India scored an upset victory over higher-ranked China 4-2 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,...
  • Hockey: Target Asian Champions Trophy but focus Junior World Cup 01-11-2013 02:02 PM

    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...
  • Hockey: Asian Champions Trophy will help assess junior WC preps, says Gregg Clark 29-10-2013 07:42 PM

    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 28-10-2013 01:14 PM

    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 Cup-winning junior squad to be part of the 18-man touring party announced for the third Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) in Kakamigahara,...
  • HI names Indian women team for 3rd Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 25-10-2013 02:49 PM

    New Delhi: Midfielder Ritu Rani will lead India's 18-member 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,...
  • We don't pick commentators, clarifies ICC 06-07-2013 02:33 PM

    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...
  • Pak masseur was sent back from CT 13 for sexual harassment 04-07-2013 12:51 PM

    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...
  • Misbah hopes Pakistan can rebuild after Champions Trophy flop 01-07-2013 04:52 PM

    Lahore: Skipper Misbah-ul 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 eight-team Champions Trophy last month, losing all three matches as their batsmen flopped...
  • Inzamam denies being offered Pakistan's batting coach job 01-07-2013 11:30 AM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul 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...
  • Champions Trophy win great for Indian cricket post IPL scandal: Dravid 28-06-2013 12:16 AM

    Mumbai: Former skipper Rahul Dravid on Thursday hailed the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team's triumph in the ICC Champions Trophy and said this was a much-needed shot in the arm for Indian cricket in the aftermath of the IPL spot-fixing scandal. "I think we needed a good positive story. We needed...
  • Pakistan will bounce back from CT debacle: Ajmal 26-06-2013 09:47 PM

    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...
  • Fletcher should be credited for India's win: Sanjay Jha 26-06-2013 04:30 PM

    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 A....
  • Indian selectors' foresight brought the Champions Trophy home 26-06-2013 03:20 PM

    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 high-fives 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: Ex-cricketers 25-06-2013 09:31 PM

    New Delhi: Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar and other ex-cricketers 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...
  • Dhoni has done wonders to Indian cricket: Ganguly 25-06-2013 07:43 PM

    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...
  • 'Sir' Jadeja's brand value on the rise after CT success 25-06-2013 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: He has improved by leaps and bounds in the last one year and Ravindra Jadeja's on-field 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 wicket-taker in India's victorious Champions Trophy campaign,...
  • India had a balanced squad: Rahul Dravid 25-06-2013 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Rahul Dravid today lauded Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s 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 25-06-2013 10:15 AM

    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...
  • England deserve the 'chokers' tag more than South Africa do 25-06-2013 09:58 AM

    In cricket, South Africa and the term 'chokers' have become synonymous with the other. They are notorious for throwing away matches which they are expected to win. This might be true on some occasions - their 1999 World Cup semi-final against Australia being one - but not every time. But...
  • India dominate Champions Trophy team of tournament 24-06-2013 11:07 PM

    London: Winners India provided five players in the Champions Trophy team of the tournament announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday. World Cup holders India added another 50-over title to their collection, albeit in a match reduced by rain to 20 overs per side, when they beat hosts...