Sports Authority Of India

  • SAI suspends coach on charges of harassing female wrestler 07-02-2014 01:17 PM

    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...
  • Is Indian hockey falling prey to the club-vs-country virus? 24-01-2014 10:33 AM

    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...
  • SAI-HI on collision course over Oltmans, Walsh's HIL stint 22-01-2014 08:36 PM

    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...
  • Sign contract, get salary on monthly basis: SAI to coaches 21-01-2014 09:04 PM

    New Delhi: Putting the blame on unhappy shooting coaches, the SAI on Tuesday said they were being paid on pro-rata 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...
  • SAI suspends Dingko Singh for assaulting woman athlete 17-01-2014 09:40 PM

    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...
  • Gurbax Singh Sandhu named chief boxing coach till 2016 Olympics 20-11-2013 03:06 PM

    New Delhi: The long-serving 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...
  • Terry Walsh named Chief Coach of India men's hockey team 15-10-2013 02:02 PM

    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 (1990-94), Australia (1997-2000) and Netherlands (2004), last...
  • Terry Walsh to be the next India men's hockey coach? 24-09-2013 11:48 AM

    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 18-09-2013 01:38 PM

    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...
  • SAI recommends Lim, Engel for archery, TT coach's job 08-08-2013 06:48 PM

    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...
  • Paralympian HN Girisha yet to get job with SAI as promised 31-07-2013 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: London Paralympics silver medallist H N Girisha on Wednesday accused the Sport Ministry for not keeping its promise of giving him a "Class-1 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,...
  • SAI launches project to weed out corruption 26-07-2013 07:38 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is working on implementing an ambitious project - e-tender 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 'e-tender procurement',...
  • Government acts tough with money-minded players 25-07-2013 05:48 PM

    New Delhi: Taking a strong note of Indian tennis players rebelling, the sports ministry on Thursday asked the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and National Sports Federations (NSFs) to come down hard on players who prefer prize money tournaments over representing the country. Sports secretary Pradip Deb didn't specify if...
  • I can change the fortunes of Indian hockey in one year: Pillay 23-07-2013 01:58 PM

    One of Indian hockey's noted strikers and former India captain Dhanraj Pillay has said he can turn the Indian hockey team into a winning unit in just one year if given the charge of the men's national side. Sports Authority of India (SAI) last week sacked Indian men's team's chief...
  • Michael Nobbs to train coaches at NIS during notice period 19-07-2013 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: India's outgoing hockey coach Michael Nobbs has been asked to join National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala to train coaches during the one-month notice period he is serving before returning to Australia. Nobbs, who has been sacked by Sports Authority of India (SAI) as Indian men's hockey...
  • Is lack of success only coach's fault, asks Michael Nobbs 16-07-2013 03:09 PM

    New Delhi: A week after being sacked, Indian men's hockey team's chief coach Michael Nobbs landed in India on Monday morning to settle dues with his employer Sports of Authority of India (SAI). SAI, in consultation with Hockey India (HI), cited non-performance as the reason to remove Nobbs, who is...
  • Report Card: India's outgoing hockey coach Michael Nobbs 09-07-2013 03:05 PM

    Hockey India (HI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) were forced back to the drawing table after India couldn't seal a 2014 World Cup squad in Rotterdam last month, where they finished sixth. The clamour for chief coach Michael Nobbs' ouster was growing and finally resulted in SAI sacking him...
  • SAI sacks India's men's hockey coach Michael Nobbs 09-07-2013 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: Another major shake-up awaits Indian hockey after the Sports Authority of India (SAI) sacked India's men's hockey coach Michael Nobbs due to the team's unsatisfactory performance in the last year. The Australian, who is currently away on a two-week leave, was sacked after SAI convened a review meeting...
  • Feel vindicated by HI's nomination: Kaushik 05-07-2013 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: Three years after he resigned as the national women's hockey coach on charges of sexual harassment only to be absolved later, Maharaj Krishan Kaushik now feels vindicated after Hockey India nominated his name to assist Indian men's team coach Michael Nobbs till the 2016 Rio Olympics. Kaushik, who...
  • Sports ministry backs sexually-harassed shooter 23-06-2013 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: Stringent action will be taken against anyone found guilty of sexual harassment, in the wake of a lady shooter alleging that her team members harassed her recently, the sports ministry reiterated Sunday. A lady shooter, selected to participate for a trap event in the international junior shooting competition...
  • Vijender Singh welcome to join camp any time: SAI 25-04-2013 10:35 PM

    Patiala: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has no issues on Olympic bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh joining the camp here any time as he has got clearance from the NADA. SAI director general Jiji Thomson told reporters here on Thursday that Vijender can join the camp anytime now. "He...
  • India pull out of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 26-02-2013 05:21 PM

    The withdrawal came after disagreement on the cost of airfare between the SAI and HI. ...
  • BAI, SAI will take a call on Prajakta matter: Gopichand 08-11-2012 05:46 PM

    Mumbai: National coach Pullela Gopichand on Thursday refused to comment on the controversy over Prajakta Sawant who had accused him of "mental harassment" in her petition to the Bombay High Court which has allowed the shuttler to attend the ongoing training camp at his badminton academy in Hyderabad. "At the...
  • Kerala: 8-yr-old batting genius is Internet sensation 02-11-2012 08:48 AM

    Malappuram: Eight-year-old Krishna Narayan is an Internet sensation. But wait. It's not because of his singing talents or dancing skills. It's because of his batting technique. Krishna became a rage when his father posted a video of his batting skills on YouTube. In fact, one of his recent videos attracted...
  • Doping scandal: athletics coach may be sacked 05-07-2011 10:48 AM

    New Delhi: As the doping scandal in Indian athletics gets murkier by the day and more athletes test positive for using banned substances, the Sports Ministry is expected to sack athletics coach Yuri Ogrodnik of Ukraine, sources have told CNN-IBN. The Director General of the Sports Authority of India will...
  • Watch: Indian hockey squad leaves for European tour 24-07-2009 03:58 PM

    The 4-nation trip will help them adapt to the European conditions. ...