INDIAN HOCKEY

  • New India hockey coach could be appointed before HIL starts 6 days ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Confident Indian hockey team set for Australia challenge October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian men's hockey team is all geared up to play the four-match test series in Australia from November 10. The tour will also prepare the team for Champions Trophy, scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from December 6-14. The squad is scheduled to leave for Australia on...
  • MS Dhoni and Sahara buy Ranchi franchise of Hockey India League October 25, 2014

    India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sahara Adventure Sports Limited are co-owners of the new Ranchi franchise of the Hockey Indian League (HIL), Ranchi Rays, which was unveiled on Saturday. Ranchi Rhinos, the inaugural champions of HIL, were scrapped following distrust between owners (Patel-PS Group and Uniexcel Group) and Hockey...
  • Terry Walsh presents wishlist to Sports Authority of India October 22, 2014

    Indian coach Terry Walsh has not withdrawn his resignation and has listed a series of demands which he wants incorporated into a new contract. ...
  • Hockey: Terry Walsh wants more leaves, decision-making power; SAI agrees October 22, 2014

    The Sports Authority of India on Wednesday met India's unhappy hockey coach Terry Walsh to try and sort out issues that led to him submitting his resignation, and SAI Director General Jiji Thomson says things have moved in the positive direction, and though Walsh has not withdrawn his resignation yet,...
  • Terry Walsh likely to stay as India hockey coach, SAI agrees to revise contract October 22, 2014

    The impasse between chief India hockey coach Terry Walsh and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has moved closer to resolution after SAI agreed to review Walsh's contract after a meeting with the Australian on Wednesday following his resignation from the post the previous day. "Concerns he [Walsh] raised have been...
  • Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh resigns October 21, 2014

    Indian hockey has been plunged into despair yet again with chief coach Terry Walsh resigning even as the team basks in the glory of a first Asiad Gold in 16 years. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 21, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 21, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Help pours in for baby Twisha, mother collects nearly Rs 2 crore for treatment October 21, 2014

    This Dhanteras, as you step out to buy yourself something, spare a thought for a 3-and-a-half-year-old child, who urgently needs your help. Baby Twisha, born with an incomplete food pipe needs Rs 7.5 crore to undergo a complicated procedure in Boston to survive. Twisha has already undergone 20 surgeries but...
  • India hockey coach Terry Walsh resigns blaming 'sporting bureaucracy' October 21, 2014

    Just when it looked Indian hockey was getting back up on its legs, another setback hit the game's establishment in the country with head coach of the men's team resigning citing 'sporting bureaucracy' as the reason for calling it quits. Walsh's decision came at a time when he had coached the...
  • Indian hockey must not get caught in the euphoria, there's work ahead October 4, 2014

    Now that the game has been won and the celebrations finished, what next? While winning gold at the Asian Games has brought India a ticket to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, it's important to not think India is back and gold medals will adorn the mantle pieces and all...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle October 2, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle. ...
  • SAI misplaces hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr's priceless possessions September 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr has claimed that Sports Authority of India has misplaced his priceless memoribilia, which inculdes his Olympic blazer, medals and rare pictures he had donated to SAI in 1985. The tripple Olympic gold medallist said that he had donated his collection to A S Talwar, the...
  • Indian men's hockey team to face Sri Lanka in Asian Games opener August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: India men will face Sri Lanka in their tournament opener while the women's team will be up against Thailand in their first match of the hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. The Sardar Singhled Indian...
  • PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day. "Our tributes to legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day. His determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire," Modi...
  • Oltmans writes to SAI on 'dangerous' condition of turfs at NIS August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Barely a month left for the Asian Games, Hockey India High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans has written to the Sports Authority of India about the artificial turfs at NIS Patiala being in a "dangerous" condition and will effect the preparation of the women's team for the mega event...
  • Terry Walsh confident about breaking Asian Games gold jinx August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: It's been 16 long years that Indian men's hockey team won a gold medal at the Asian Games, but their chief coach Terry Walsh said that the Sardar Singhled side have a realistic chance of breaking the jinx in the upcoming continental event to be held in Incheon,...
  • High performance programme of Hockey India set to start next month July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The ambitious High Performance Programme of Hockey India (HI) is all set to go live from next month with the launch of its website, a one of a kind interactive platform for coaches and players of the country. The website will be launched in threephased manner with the basic...