INDIAN HOCKEY

  • Hockey: Lack of an experienced back-up goalkeeper a worry for India 5 days ago

    Ipoh: India's PR Sreejesh is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the moment, but the lanky Kerala lad feels that the absence of an experienced back up custodian is a major cause of worry for the team going into next year's Rio Olympics. A day after proving...
  • Prime Minister congratulates hockey team for winning bronze 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the Indian hockey team for winning a bronze in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at Ipoh in Malaysia. "In the midst of meetings with German CEOs, got the news about the Bronze in...
  • Terry Walsh took Indian hockey to a very good place, says Neil Hawgood April 9, 2015

    Ipoh: Hinting that Australian Terry Walsh's unceremonious ouster was a step in the backward direction, former Indian women's team chief coach Neil Hawgood feels his compatriot took national men's side to a "very good place" during his short one-year stint. Barely days after guiding India to a gold medal after a...
  • Hockey star Saba Anjum receives Padma Shri April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Indian women's hockey team captain Saba Anjum received the country's fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri from President Pranab Mukherjee during a glittering ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. Saba was also conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2013. The Chhattisgarh player was a prominent forward and...
  • Hockey: India begin hunt for another Sultan Azlan Shah title April 4, 2015

    With the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup commencing on Sunday in Malaysia, the Indian men's hockey team is all geared up to put their best foot forward in the opening clash against South Korea. The two teams last met in the semi-final of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,...
  • Looking forward to games against Australia, China: Deepika April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Up for the challenge that awaits them in the Hawke's Bay Cup, Indian women's hockey team vice-captain Deepika on Thursday said they were looking forward to the clashes against higher-ranked Australia and China in the eight-nation tournament to be held from April 11 to 19. "I am excited and...
  • Royal Wahingdoh beat East Bengal 1-0 in I-League March 31, 2015

    Shillong: A solitary strike from midfielder Godwin Franco in the 30th minute of the game, sealed a crucial 1-0 victory for hosts Royal Wahingdoh against East Bengal in an I-League football match here at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday. After the opening few minutes of the match where the home team...
  • South Korea are tough opponents, says PR Sreejesh March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team vice-captain PR Sreejesh on Tuesday said their first opponent in the forthcoming 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup South Korea will be a hard nut to crack even if they have had the ascendancy in recent matches against their Asian rivals. India defeated South Korea in the...
  • Ritu Rani to lead Indian hockey team in Hawke's Bay Cup March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday announced an 18-member national women's team led by Ritu Rani for the Hawke's Bay Cup to be held in New Zealand from April 11 to 19. Captain and centre-half Ritu Rani will be supported by vice-captain Deepika. The tournament will witness India, Argentina, Australia,...
  • Balbir Singh Sr. conferred Lifetime Achievement Award March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The legendary Balbir Singh Senior, member of three Olympic gold medal winning teams, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Hockey India Awards here on Saturday. The action-packed ceremony culminated with the 90-year-old receiving the trophy for Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award along with a...
  • Need to work more on patience level of players, says Paul Van Ass March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Insisting that "patience" is key to a side's success at international level, Indian men's hockey team's new chief coach Paul Van Ass today said he needs to work on this area to help increase the tolerance level of Sardar Singh and his men. Van Ass said although the patience...
  • Mandeep Singh recalled, Gurjinder Singh dropped from Indian hockey team March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed chief coach Paul van Ass on Wednesday recalled young strikers Mandeep Singh and Satbir singh in the 18-member Indian men's hockey team for the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5-12. Among the surprising omissions, defender-penalty corner specialist Gurjinder Singh and...
  • Hockey India Annual Awards on March 28 March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Hockey India's (HI) first ever Annual Awards will take place on March 28. The awards are an effort towards recognising the hard work put in by hockey players, coaches, support staff and administrators both nationally and internationally. At the ceremony, HI will felicitate teams and individuals because of their...
  • India's new hockey coach Paul van Ass takes charge March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Netherlands' Paul van Ass on Monday resumed duties as Indian men's hockey team's chief coach as the eight-time Olympic champions underwent their first practice session under the Dutchman at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. Van Ass officially joined his new job on Sunday but the 54-year-old Dutchman...
  • Hockey India remembers 1975 World Cup winning team March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Forty years back on March 15, 1975, the Indian men's hockey team accomplished a historic feat by beating Pakistan 2-1 in the World Cup final to earn the title of champions. Remembering the occasion and achievement, Hockey India (HI) congratulated the team. Led by captain Ajit Pal Singh, the...
  • Indian coach best option for team: Dhanraj Pillay March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Unhappy that a Dutch has been made the new chief coach for the men's national team, legendary hockey player Dhanraj Pillay said an Indian would have been the best option for the post. In association with Hockey India (HI), the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has named that Paul...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Paul van Ass who named Indian men's hockey coach February 8, 2015

    Former Dutch national team coach Paul van Ass was named as the new head coach of India's men's hockey team, ending three months of uncertainly after Australian Terry Walsh quit under controversial circumstances. ...
  • Sportspersons who have made India proud in 2014 February 4, 2015

    Indian Hockey team, Jitu Rai, Pankaj Advani, PV Sindhu, Sania Mirza, Yogeshwar Dutt are the sportspersons who have made India proud in 2014. ...
  • Paul van Ass named Indian men's hockey coach January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Dutch national coach Paul van Ass was on Friday named the new coach of the Indian men's hockey team while New Zealand's Anthony Thornton was made the coach of the women's hockey team. The names were finalised at a special selection committee meeting headed by secretary sports Ajit...
  • Hockey Olympian Jaswant Singh Rajput passes away January 28, 2015

    Kolkata: Two-time gold medal winning hockey Olympian Jaswant Singh Rajput,88, passed away on Wednesday morning following a prolonged illness, according to the Bengal Hockey Association. "He was suffering from age related illness for more than a month and was looked after by his niece at his Bradford Lane residence near Park...
  • I want to make Indian hockey more enjoyable in 2015: Sardar Singh January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: As part of his new year resolution, Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh, who led the team to an Asian Games gold medal after a gap of 16 years and a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games this year, has vowed to make the national sport more enjoyable to...
  • Yearender: A year of development for Indian hockey December 26, 2014

    Indian men's hockey took giant strides towards reclaiming its long-lost numero uno position with an Asian Games gold, after a 16-year drought, and several memorable victories, but the momentum was marred by an untimely and poorly handled resignation of chief coach Terry Walsh. There was a gloomy start to the year...
  • New India hockey coach could be appointed before HIL starts December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team is expected to get a new foreign coach within a month, that is by the time the third season of Hockey India League (HIL) starts on January 22. The process for selection of Australian Terry Walsh's successor had already started with Hockey India formally putting...
  • After Terry Walsh, women's hockey coach Neil Hawgood also exits November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After Hockey India (HI) decided not to continue Terry Walsh as the chief coach of the men's national team, the women's team's chief tactician, Neil Hawgood, Thursday announced that he, too, will not extend his contract. An HI statement Thursday thanked Hawgood for his services without stating the reasons...
  • Terry Walsh ready to return but wants Hockey India to 'show desire' November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Barely days after quitting from his position as chief coach of the national men's hockey team, Terry Walsh has expressed his willingness to return to India provided Hockey India shows some "desire" to work out a "viable solution". Walsh admitted that he has indeed written a letter to the...
  • Hockey: Mandeep Singh left out of India's 18-man Champions Trophy squad November 24, 2014

    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...
  • Saurav Ganguly to pitch for hockey, inaugurate Beighton on November 24 November 20, 2014

    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...
  • The ball is now in Terry Walsh's court, says SAI November 19, 2014

    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...
  • Sports Minister agrees to Terry Walsh's 'proposals' in principle: SAI November 18, 2014

    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 November 18, 2014

    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...