SPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA

  • Hockey India doesn't need Terry Walsh: Narinder Batra 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra Tuesday clearly stated that they do not require the services of former men's team chief coach Terry Walsh and will start their search for a replacement "with approval of SAI". This move from Batra comes just as Walsh expressed his willingness to continue...
  • SAI defends Boxing India's move to showcause Sarita Devi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday defended Boxing India's (BI) decision to shoot off a showcause notice to suspended female pugilist L. Sarita Devi, her husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence near the boxing ring during the Incheon Asian Games. "There must...
  • Ready to re-appoint Terry Walsh as coach if Hockey India agrees: SAI 3 days 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...
  • Roelant Oltmans to coach India at Champions Trophy hockey: reports 4 days ago

    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...
  • Terry Walsh's demands move to Sports Minister's doorstep November 17, 2014

    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...
  • 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and SAI Director General Jiji Thomson says things have moved in the positive direction, and though Walsh has not withdrawn his resignation yet,...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...
  • Terry Walsh matter will be resolved, we want him to continue: SAI October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Under pressure from all quarters after Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh's sudden resignation because of a "pay dispute", the Sports Authority of India on Tuesday sprang into action with its DG Jiji Thomson assuring that the matter will "resolved" between the aggrieved parties. SAI DG said...
  • Contrasting reasons behind Terry Walsh's resignation worsen hockey mess October 21, 2014

    Without making a mention of Terry Walsh resigning because of displeasure over his contractual arrangements as India's head coach, Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Director General, Jiji Thomson, says Walsh complained of "suffocating atmosphere in the Federation" on his visit to their office. Confirming that they received Walsh's resignation on...
  • India hockey coach Terry Walsh will withdraw resignation if given new contract October 21, 2014

    Terry Walsh, who resigned as Indian men's hockey team chief coach on Tuesday due to "sporting bureaucracy" and pay dispute, hinted that he was ready to reconsider his decision if he was given a new contract by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on his terms and conditions. The 60-year-old Australian,...
  • HC asks sports secretary to manage RCA affairs for three weeks October 18, 2014

    Rajasthan High Court on Friday appointed state sports secretary JC Mahanti to manage the day-to-day affairs of Rajasthan Cricket Association for three weeks after Lalit Modi faction filed a case challenging their rival group's "forcible" taking over of RCA offices. Justice MN Bhandari passed the order after hearing a petition filed...
  • Abhinav Bindra to train junior shooters October 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra will be training elite young shooters at a two-day workshop, starting on Monday, hosted by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). This unique workshop is hosted by GoSports Foundation, a non-profit venture primarily focused on the development of India's best and most promising junior Olympic and...
  • Asian Games: India's hopes fading fast after poor start September 24, 2014

    With only one Asian Games gold to show after four days of competition, India's hopes of improving on their medal tally in China four years ago are diminishing fast. Jitu Rai gave India a bright start on Saturday by clinching the men's 50 metre pistol event but Incheon has not...
  • Standoff over India's Asian Games delegation rumbles on September 5, 2014

    The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has recommended slashing the country's proposed Asian Games delegation by a third and sending only medal hopefuls to South Korea's Incheon later this month. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the...
  • Athletes in dark as India weighs size of Asian Games delegation September 4, 2014

    A large number of Indian athletes are in the dark about their participation at the Asian Games as the country's sports officials debate sending only medal hopefuls to Incheon. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the Sept....
  • Indian boxers may not compete under national flag in Asian Games August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: With the mess in country's boxing administration lingering on, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said that the top pugilists may not be able to compete in the upcoming Asian Games under the national flag if the elections are not held as per schedule next month. SAI Director General...
  • SAI backs IOA on plan to bid for 2019 Asian Games May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India on Wednesday backed the IOA on its plan to bid for the 2019 Asian Games, saying that the country has the infrastructure to stage the multisporting event which is now without a host venue after Vietnam capital Hanoi's withdrawal. SAI Director General Jiji Thomson told...
  • Hockey: India coach Terry Walsh critical of national camp being held in Delhi May 1, 2014

    Indian hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh on Thursday lashed out as the national probables' preparatory camp for the upcoming World Cup is being held in searing capital heat instead of cooler confines in any other part of the country. Walsh indirectly took a dig at the Sports Authority of India...
  • SAI suspends coach on charges of harassing female wrestler February 7, 2014

    Hisar: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has suspended a wrestling coach, who is facing charges of harassing a teenage woman grappler. Satbir Panghal, a wrestling coach posted at SAI's centre situated in Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar, has been suspended, SAI sources said. The coach has been directed to report to...
  • Is Indian hockey falling prey to the clubvscountry virus? January 24, 2014

    A 'Catch 22' situation is emerging in Indian hockey. The influx of money is what the sport yearned for, for years, and now when it has arrived, the cost could be a disease called 'Club vs Country'. The phrase is not new for Indian sport. Cricket has often found itself embroiled...
  • SAIHI on collision course over Oltmans, Walsh's HIL stint January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Wednesday put itself on collision course with Hockey India after it issued a clear instruction to HI's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans and chief coach Terry Walsh to scrap their contracts with respective HIL franchises. SAI minced no words in stating that the...
  • Sign contract, get salary on monthly basis: SAI to coaches January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Putting the blame on unhappy shooting coaches, the SAI on Tuesday said they were being paid on prorata basis since they have not signed the contract with them which was mandatory for getting salary on monthly basis. SAI has now set a February 1 deadline for protesting coaches to...
  • SAI suspends Dingko Singh for assaulting woman athlete January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday suspended Asian Games gold medallist boxer N Dingko Singh pending inquiry after he allegedly assaulted a woman weightlifter in Manipur. Dingko Singh was arrested by Imphal Police for hitting a female athlete at the Khuman Lampak sports complex in Imphal on...
  • Gurbax Singh Sandhu named chief boxing coach till 2016 Olympics November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The longserving Gurbax Singh Sandhu was on Wednesday retained as the national coach of the men's Indian boxing team till the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "The Indian Boxing Federation is pleased to announce that Mr Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu will be retained as the Chief National Coach of...
  • Terry Walsh named Chief Coach of India men's hockey team October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday named Australia's Terence Walsh, better known as Terry Walsh, as the Chief Coach of it's senior men's hockey team, replacing Michael Nobbs who had left the job on health grounds. Walsh, who has earlier coached Malaysia (199094), Australia (19972000) and Netherlands (2004), last worked...
  • Terry Walsh to be the next India men's hockey coach? September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The process to appoint Michael Nobbs's successor is in the fast lane, with Hockey India (HI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) expected to name the new coach of the senior men's team in a week's time. And media reports suggest the frontrunner for the job is another...
  • Indian men's hockey team to get new foreign coach in two weeks September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team is set to get a new foreign coach within two weeks' time as the national federation has shortlisted four candidates for the top job. Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra has confirmed that they have received six applications from across the globe to fill...
  • SAI recommends Lim, Engel for archery, TT coach's job August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India has recommended Lim Chae Woong and Peter Engel's names for appointment as Archery and Table Tennis national team coaches, respectively. Korean Lim has been working with the national squad since 2002, but he is employed with the Army Sports Institute Pune, while the head...
  • Paralympian HN Girisha yet to get job with SAI as promised July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: London Paralympics silver medallist H N Girisha on Wednesday accused the Sport Ministry for not keeping its promise of giving him a "Class1 Executive Officer" job with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after his achievement at the Paralympic Games in the UK last year. "Before the Olympics, the...
  • SAI launches project to weed out corruption July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is working on implementing an ambitious project etender procurement to clamp down on corruption within the sports body. In his bid to make SAI more effective in its functioning, the SAI Director General is working on launching the 'etender procurement', wherein,...