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  • Roelant Oltmans unfazed by duel responsibility in Champions Trophy 4 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Discharging duel responsibility in a crucial tournament is not a new thing for Indian hockey's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans whose primary focus now is to prepare the team as best as he can for the Champions Trophy in the absence of just-retired coach Terry Walsh. For the second...
  • Ready to re-appoint Terry Walsh as coach if Hockey India agrees: SAI 7 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday said that the authority is ready to re-appoint chief coach Terry Walsh but only after receiving the consent of approval from Hockey India (HI). "We had discussed several issues with Terry Walsh and all the stakeholders regarding his...
  • Hockey: Mandeep Singh left out of India's 18-man Champions Trophy squad 12 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Young forward Mandeep Singh was the notable omission from India's 18-man squad for the Champions Trophy announced by Hockey India on Monday. Mandeep was among the three men left out of the squad that toured for the bilateral series in Australia, which India won. Midfielder Satbir Singh and defender...
  • Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team will visit Italian capital Rome for training and to play test matches on Dec 1-12 to prepare for the World League Round 2. Hockey India (HI) selectors Surinder Kaur, Harbinder Singh, Mamta Kharab, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach...
  • Roelant Oltmans to coach India at Champions Trophy hockey: reports Yesterday

    Terry Walsh's association with Indian hockey seems to have drawn to a close even though the Australian flew back home saying he would convey his final decision to Sports Authority of India (SAI) over the weekend that ends today. Reports in the media on Saturday suggested Walsh has sent a final...
  • Hockey India League appoints Indian umpires for 2015 edition 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India League (HIL) on Friday announced a panel of Indian umpires for its 2015 edition scheduled from Jan 22 to Feb 22. The panel consists of experienced umpires who have conducted many matches in reputed tournaments. Javed Shaikh, Raghu Prasad, Gurinder Singh Sangha, Ripudaman Sharma, Anil Kumar and a...
  • Saurav Ganguly to pitch for hockey, inaugurate Beighton on November 24 4 days ago

    Kolkata: After football, former India captain Sourav Ganguly would be seen promoting hockey when he will inaugurate the main round of the 119th All India Beighton Cup Hockey Tournament on November 24. "We are grateful to Ganguly... He has confirmed to inaugurate the quarterfinal league. It's a big boost for the...
  • Hockey India announces panel of foreign umpires for Hockey India League 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Hero Hockey India League (HIL) on Thursday announced the panel of foreign umpires for the 2015 edition of the tournament scheduled from 22 January to February 22. The esteemed panel consists of experienced umpires from across the world, who have conducted many matches in reputed tournaments. David Tomlinson of New...
  • The ball is now in Terry Walsh's court, says SAI 5 days ago

    With Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal agreeing in principle to Terry Walsh's demands, the ball is now in the Australian's court to take a call on whether to continue as India's chief hockey coach and the SAI expects him to make up his mind in the next 4-5 days. In a major...
  • Pakistan in crisis ahead of FIH Champions Trophy 5 days ago

    Karachi: With the FIH Champions Trophy a little more than two weeks away, the Pakistani hockey players are headed for a showdown with their national federation (PHF) over its failure to award them new contracts and non-payment of dues. A senior player said the final straw came on Wednesday when they...
  • HIL appoints Henrik Ehlers as Umpires Manager for 2015 season 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Denmark's Henrik Ehlers was on Wednesday appointed as the Umpires Manager for the next edition of the Hockey India League (HIL), starting January 22 next year. Ehlers is currently serving as the member of the EHF Appointments Committee at the European Hockey Federation and an FIH International Umpires Manager...
  • Sports Minister agrees to Terry Walsh's 'proposals' in principle: SAI 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India, who constituted a six member committee to study the proposals of Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh after his resignation, met the Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday. The committee comprising of former Indian hockey players Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar, Zafar Iqbal, High Performance...
  • Hockey India, SAI fail to retain hockey coach Terry Walsh 6 days ago

    Indian hockey's problems took a turn for the worse on Tuesday as Hockey India (HI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) failed to convince chief coach Terry Walsh to take his resignation back - with the Australian deciding to fly back home a day before his contract ends. A...
  • Terry Walsh's demands move to Sports Minister's doorstep 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The three-member panel formed to look into Indian men's hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh's demands has failed to come to any "conclusion" and has knocked Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonwal's door to resolve the issue. The panel comprising former hockey captains Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar and Zafar Iqbal...
  • Suresh Raina does a MS Dhoni, becomes co-owner of a HIL team 1 week ago

    Lucknow: Following in the footsteps of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina has become the second cricketer to be associated with the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) after he was named on Monday as the co-owner of the Uttar Pradesh Wizards franchise. Raina's association with HHIL comes closely on the heels of...
  • Tom Boon becomes highest priced player in 2015 HIL bidding November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: s fetched the highest price in a closed bidding Saturday for the 2015 Hockey India League (HIL), getting picked up by new team Dabang Mumbai (DM) for $103,000, as star Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh was bagged up by Uttar Pradesh Wizards (UPW) for $69,000. The 24-year-old Boon, with a...
  • Indian hockey team will suffer if Terry Walsh leaves: Roelant Oltmans November 15, 2014

    Indian hockey's high performance director Roelant Oltmans said on Saturday that the national team's preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympics will suffer if current chief coach Terry Walsh does not accept a new contract from the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Walsh, who guided India to an Asian games gold medal...
  • Hockey India League 2015: Full list of 6 squads after Closed Bid November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Building up for the upcoming Hockey India League 2015, all the six franchises which includes defending champions Delhi Waveriders along with Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Kalinga Lancers, Jaypee Punjab Warriors and new franchise owners Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays, were seen bidding their best numbers to get hold of...
  • Hockey India League gears up for Players Closed Bid 2014 November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With a successful closing of Franchise Workshop, the Hero Hockey India League now prepares for the Hero HIL Players Closed Bid 2014, scheduled to take place on 15th November 20014, for its third edition of the League. With the roaring success of the last two editions of the HHIL...
  • HIL: 'Mumbai Magicians' rechristened 'Dabang Mumbai' November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The new owners of Mumbai franchise of Hockey India League (HIL) on Thursday said the team will be renamed as 'Dabang Mumbai' from third edition of the tournament to be held in January-February next year. DoIT Sports Management is the new owner of the franchise, earlier called `Mumbai Magicians', owned...
  • Ministry appoints Ajit Pal, Iqbal to look into Terry Walsh's demands November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Thursday appointed a three-member panel comprising former India hockey captains Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar and Zafar Iqbal to assess the demands made by Terry Walsh to stay on as the chief coach of the national team. The panel has little time to decide on...
  • Settled defence has been a plus for Indian hockey team, says Raghunath November 11, 2014

    A settled defensive line up has been a big advantage for the Indian team in its resurgence in world hockey, feels seasoned full back V Raghunath. ...
  • Indicator of progress will be win vs Australia in Champions Trophy: Roelant Oltmans November 11, 2014

    Indian hockey's high performance director Roelant Oltmans says the team's series win over Australia is a positive sign but repeating the feat against the World Champions in the upcoming Champions Trophy will determine the squad's progress. "It is surely a positive result for the team. Everyone in the world including Australia...
  • HIL names Gavin Hawke, Muthukumar Balakrisnan as assistant tournament directors November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing with its bid to have world class officials on board, Hero Hockey India League today announced the appointment of Gavin Hawke and Muthukumar Balakrisnan as Assistant Tournament Directors for the third edition, to be held from January 22 to February 22. With the inclusion of Hawke and Balakrisnan,...
  • Victorious Indian hockey team returns home November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team that stunned world champions Australia 3-1 in a Test series returned home to a rousing reception by Hockey India (HI) and fans on Tuesday. The Sardar Singh-led team put up stupendous show after losing the first test. It was second big achievement for the side...
  • India's hockey heroes back home after a series win in Australia November 11, 2014

    A jubilant unit returned home from Australia on the back of a historic Test series win against the defending world champions. ...
  • Hockey India announces annual awards November 10, 2014

    In a first for Indian hockey, the national federation on Monday decided to have the 'Hockey India Annual Awards' wherein the top players in the men's and women's categories will walk away with a prize money of Rs 25 lakh each. Hockey India will be identifying and rewarding the most promising...
  • Indian hockey ready to right its wrongs: Michael Nobbs November 10, 2014

    India hockey's sunny days extended from Incheon a month ago to Perth on Sunday with a series win over world champions Australia - something not many envisioned when the team left for the four-Test series. India rallied from losing the first game 0-4 to win the next three (2-1, 1-0 and...
  • A series win in Australia after Asiad gold - is Indian hockey back on its feet? November 10, 2014

    Asian Games gold, direct entry to Rio Olympics and now a rarest or rare series win against world champions Austrlaia in their den, Indian hockey is enjoying an upswing not witnessed since the turn of the millenium. A 3-1 scoreline in a four-Test series Down Under was unimaginable even after the...
  • Sardar Singh completes 200th international cap for India November 9, 2014

    Perth: Indian men's hockey team skipper Sardar Singh registered yet another milestone when he completed his 200th international cap in the fourth and final Test against world champions Australia, which the visitors won 3-1 to clinch a historic series win on Sunday. Sardar, who made his debut in 2006 against Pakistan,...