Hockey India

  • Bilateral hockey series with Pakistan unlikely this year 08-04-2014 07:24 PM

    Pakistan might be keen to revive the bilateral hockey series against India this year but Hockey India is not too optimistic about a 2014 date and feels 2015 would be ideal to renew the event between the two neighbouring nations. Top officials of Pakistan Hockey Federation had recently announced separate...
  • New FIH rules to be introduced in India from June 1 29-03-2014 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: The new hockey rules announced by the international sport governing body, FIH, will be introduced in India for its domestic competition from June 1 this year, Hockey India (HI) said on Saturday. HI implemented the new FIH tournament rules featuring four quarters of 15 minutes, in all domestic...
  • Indian hockey may pull out of CWG 2014 after player denied accreditation 22-03-2014 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: A miffed Hockey India on Saturday asked the Indian Olympic Association to withdraw the men's hockey team from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after it came to light that full-back Harbir Singh Sandhu has been denied accreditation by the organisers of the 2014 CWG. Harbir, whose name featured in...
  • Hockey to become 60-minute game from September 1 20-03-2014 06:31 PM

    Lausanne: The international hockey federation (FIH) on Thursday introduced major changes to the structure of the sport including reducing the 70-minute game to 60 minutes comprising four 15-minute quarters instead of two 35-minute halves. The changes will come into effect from September 1. After the first and third quarters there...
  • Hockey India bans 21 players on disciplinary grounds 13-03-2014 08:56 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Thursday slapped bans ranging from three to six months on 21 players for breaching the code of conduct and bringing disrepute to the sport. Besides imposing the bans on the players, the HI disciplinary committee also banned North Central Railways women's team manager Pushpa...
  • Rajasthan register first win in national hockey 09-03-2014 12:09 AM

    Rajasthan beat Gujarat 3-2 in a Group A clash to record their first win in the fourth Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 being played at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday. Both teams gave a tough fight to each other in the first half...
  • Hockey India gets govt recognition as the game's sole body of governance 03-03-2014 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India's (HI) bid to be the sole body of governance for the national sport in the country has got a shot in the arm after the Government of India recently accorded it the status of a National Sports Federation (NSF). Hockey India, which was derecognised by the...
  • Hockey India League to have eight teams by 2016 27-02-2014 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: The first two editions of the Hockey India League (HIL) generated a decent response and its chairman Narinder Batra sees the competition expanding from six to eight teams by 2016, a development which will be welcomed by domestic and foreign players alike. Odisha's Kalinga Lancers were the sixth...
  • India to tour Netherlands to prepare for Hockey World Cup 24-02-2014 09:33 AM

    Ranchi: Aiming to prepare in the best possible way for this year's Hockey World Cup, the Indian hockey team will train at the event's host city - The Hague, Netherlands - from April 11 to 19. India had earlier decided to skip the Azlan Shah Cup to be held in...
  • Hockey India League final: Delhi beat Punjab 3-1 in penalty shoot-out to win the title 23-02-2014 10:42 PM

    Ranchi: Delhi Waveriders defeated Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the penalty shoot-out to emerge as the champions in the second edition of Hero Hockey India League at the packed Astroturf Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. It came as a befitting result for last year's runners-up Waveriders, who made their second consecutive...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rhinos beat UP Wizards in shoot-out to claim third spot 23-02-2014 08:35 PM

    Ranchi: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards via penalty shoot-out to finish third in the Hero Hockey India League 2014 at the floodlit Astroturf Hockey Stadium, here on Sunday. Rhinos beat UP Wizards 3-2 via penalty shoot-out after the two teams were locked at 1-1 at regulation time....
  • As it happened: Delhi Waveriders vs Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Hockey India League final 23-02-2014 07:32 PM

    Delhi Waveriders will lock horns with Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the summit clash of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League after registering hard-fought victories in their respective semi-finals. The Waveriders rode on Yuvraj Walmiki's lone goal to beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first semi-final on Saturday, before...
  • Punjab Warriors to face Delhi Waveriders in HIL final 22-02-2014 10:53 PM

    Ranchi: Delhi Waveriders will lock horns with Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the summit clash of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League after registering hard-fought victories in their respective semi-finals. The Waveriders rode on Yuvraj Walmiki's lone goal to beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first semi-final on Saturday,...
  • HIL: Yuvraj Walmiki's lone goal guides Delhi to 2nd final 22-02-2014 09:13 PM

    Ranchi: Yuvraj Walmiki scored the all-important winner to guide Delhi Waveriders to the summit clash of the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League in the floodlit Astroturf Hockey Stadium here on Saturday. Walmiki scored a field goal in the 15th minute in front a packed 6,000 capacity stadium...
  • Sandeep Singh always ahead of Rupinder, Raghunath as penalty corner specialist: Jamie Dwyer 22-02-2014 03:43 PM

    Sandeep Singh remains India's best drag-flicker even though he is not in the national team, says Jamie Dwyer, five-time world hockey player of the year. Sandeep was last part of the Indian team in the Hockey World League Round 3 in June 2013 and has not found the faith of...
  • Sandeep Singh still India's best drag-flicker: Jamie Dwyer 22-02-2014 12:18 PM

    Ranchi: Sandeep Singh remains India's best drag-flicker even though he is not in the national team, says Jamie Dwyer, five-time world hockey player of the year. Sandeep was last part of the Indian team in the Hockey World League Round 3 in June 2013 and has not found the faith...
  • HIL: Punjab Warriors out to end Ranchi Rhinos' title defence in semis 22-02-2014 08:52 AM

    Ranchi: Bolstered by a strong showing in the league stages, table-toppers Punjab Warriors would look to continue their winning streak against defending champions Ranchi Rhinos when the two sides meet in the second semi-final of the Hockey India League (HIL) on Saturday. Punjab Warriors had a dream campaign in the...
  • Talented Indian Hockey team needs good game plan: Jamie Dwyer 21-02-2014 05:03 PM

    New Delhi: Legendary Australian forward Jamie Dwyer feels that Indian Hockey team has naturally talented players who just need good game plan to be among the top teams of the world. "The Indian team has very naturally talented players and among them Rupinder Pal Singh has impressed me the most....
  • Waveriders favourites against Wizards in 1st semifinal of HIL 21-02-2014 02:10 PM

    Ranchi: Going by form as well as reputation, Delhi Waveriders would start overwhelming favourites against Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first semifinal of the second Hockey India League (HIL) on Saturday. The Waveriders, who lost to title holders Ranchi Rhinos in the summit clash last year at the Astro turf...
  • Teams set for Hockey India League semi-finals 20-02-2014 01:11 PM

    Ranchi: After 26 days and 30 games of the Hockey India League (HIL), the tournament enters its semifinal stage Saturday after four of the six teams qualified for the knock-outs. The Jharkhand capital will see the first semifinal between the Delhi Waveriders and the Uttar Pradesh Wizards which will be...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Ranchi Rhinos 3-2 at Hockey India League 19-02-2014 10:42 PM

    Ranchi: Veteran drag-flicker Sandeep Singh struck twice from penalty corners to help Jaypee Punjab Warriors beat defending champions Ranchi Rhinos 3-2 in the last match of the Hero Hockey India League on Wednesday. Sandeep scored in the 21st and 52nd minutes while Kieran Govers got the other Punjab goal in...
  • Mumbai Magicians stun Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 in Hockey India League 18-02-2014 09:15 PM

    Lucknow: They might have struggled for most part of the tournament but Mumbai Magicians drew curtains to their campaign in the second Hockey India League in style, defeating Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 to register their second consecutive win on Tuesday. It was Mumbai Magicians' second victory in the tournament this...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Ranchi Rhinos 4-2 to consolidate their position in HIL 16-02-2014 11:26 PM

    Mohali: Punjab Warriors defeated defending champions Ranchi Rhinos 4-2 in their penultimate league match to consolidate their second position in the Hockey India League on Sunday. SV Sunil opened the scoring for Warriors in the 17th minute of the match with a field strike that beat Rhinos goalie Sushant Tirkey...
  • Peillat's twin strike help Lancers stun Rhinos 4-1 in HIL 14-02-2014 10:40 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Gonzalo Peillat scored a double to guide debutants Kalinga Lancers to a stunning 4-1 victory over title holders Ranchi Rhinos in a league match of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL), here today. They might be out of the semi-final race, but the Lancers gave the...
  • Delhi Waveriders to take on winless Mumbai Indians on Saturday 14-02-2014 09:13 PM

    Having booked a berth in the semi-finals, the Waveriders hoped to reach the finals of the tournament. "At the beginning of the tournament, we had only one thing on the back of our mind that is to qualify for the semi-finals. We are fortunate to have done that. Let's hope...
  • Delhi to take on winless Mumbai in HIL 14-02-2014 03:49 PM

    Mumbai: Laggards Mumbai Magicians would desperately look for a win against table-toppers Delhi Waveriders when they clash in their penultimate Hockey India League home tie on saturday. The Mumbai franchise, last edition's wooden spoonists, would be rejuvenated after a long break but face a formidable task against the Sardar Singh-led...
  • Akashdeep's late goal hand Delhi 1-0 win over holders Ranchi in HIL 12-02-2014 10:41 PM

    New Delhi: Young striker Akashdeep Singh scored a late winner to help hosts Delhi Waveriders eke out a hard-fought 1-0 win over title holders Ranchi Rhinos in front of strong home crowd at the floodlit Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here today. Akashdeep scored a field goal in the 65th...
  • Kalinga Lancers hold Jaypee Punjab Warriors to a 3-3 draw 11-02-2014 10:49 PM

    Mohali: Debutants Kalinga Lancers dished out a spirited performance to hold Jaypee Punjab Warriors to a 3-3 draw to collect two points from a hard-fought league match of the second edition of Hockey India League (HHIL) on Tuesday. Kalinga Lancers scored through Gagandeep Singh (10th minute), Mandeep Antil (26th) and...
  • Delhi Waveriders eying revenge against Ranchi Rhinos in Hockey India League 11-02-2014 08:02 PM

    New Delhi: Sitting pretty atop the leaderboard in the Hero Hockey India League 2014, last year's runners-up Delhi Waveriders would be desperately hunting for a win against title holders Ranchi Rhinos on Wednesday to avenge their defeat at the hands of the same opponents in their last match. A win...
  • Ranchi Rhinos beat Mumbai Magicians 1-0 in HIL 09-02-2014 10:37 PM

    Mumbai: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos rode on Justin Reid Ross' solitary strike to pip Dabur Mumbai Magicians 1-0 in a tamely contested match in the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) here on Sunday. Ross found the back of the net with a blistering field goal after...