SULTAN AZLAN SHAH

  • India's men hockey coach wants to rope in a psychologist April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Conceding late goals by a fragile backline has been Indian's men hockey team's perennial bane which new chief coach Paul van Ass wants to eradicate by roping in a full-time psychologist for Sardar Singh and Co. In the recently-concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, India conceded...
  • Sreejesh, Nikkin Thimmaiah have raised their levels: Sardar Singh April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh has said that forward Nikkin Thimmaiah and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh raised their game-levels which led to their bronze medal winning performance at the recently concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia. India did not start well at the invitational tournament in Ipoh...
  • Indian hockey team surprised me with Azlan Shah bronze: Paul van Ass April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief coach Paul van Ass said that he was surprised with the way the Indian hockey team came back to win the bronze medal at the recently concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. India did not start well at the invitation tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, following their 2-2 draw...
  • Hockey: Lack of an experienced back-up goalkeeper a worry for India April 13, 2015

    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...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates hockey team April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday congratulated the Indian hockey team for winning a bronze in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at Ipoh in Malaysia. "Congrats Indian Team on winning bronze in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament," President Mukherjee said in his official twitter handle. India beat...
  • Prime Minister congratulates hockey team for winning bronze April 12, 2015

    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...
  • New Zealand stop Australia juggernaut to win 2nd Azlan Shah title April 12, 2015

    Ipoh: A gritty New Zealand surprised world champions Australia 3-1 in the penalty shoot-out in a keenly-contested summit clash to claim their second Azlan Shah Cup hockey title on Sunday. Goalkeeper Devon Manchester starred for the Black Sticks under the woodwork to secure the hard-earned win in the shoot-out against defending...
  • Hockey: India claim Sultan Azlan Shah bronze beating South Korea on penalties April 12, 2015

    India continued their dominance over South Korea and claimed a podium finish at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia with a 4-1 win on penalties in the bronze-medal playoff. After the regulation period ended in a 2-2 draw identical to the result of the league phase encounter between the two,...
  • Hockey midfielder Dharamvir Singh reaches 100-international cap milestone April 12, 2015

    Ipoh: Indian midfielder Dharamvir Singh has achieved the distinction of playing his 100th international hockey match for his country. He achieved the milestone during India's 4-2 win against Australia in a Sultan Azlan Shah Cup league match on Saturday, a Hockey India (HI) release said on Sunday. The win helped India finish...
  • As it happened: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, India vs South Korea, bronze medal playoff April 12, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off...
  • New Zealand draw with Korea to set up title clash against Australia April 11, 2015

    Ipoh: New Zealand today eked out a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Korea to seal their place in the final of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, while hosts Malaysia beat a lowly Canada in an inconsequential league match. A draw was enough for the Black Sticks to qualify for...
  • The win showed we can play hockey, says Indian coach Paul van Ass April 11, 2015

    Ipoh: The 4-2 win over world champions Australia in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup was India's new chief coach Paul van Ass' first big win since taking over the charge a month back and he said today's result showed the world that the Sardar Singh-led side "can play hockey". Van Ass...
  • Azlan Shah Cup: India qualify to play bronze medal match after winning 4-2 against Australia April 11, 2015

    Ipoh: Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off at the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament. Already out of title race,...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup April 11, 2015

    Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here on Saturday. The Azlan Shah Cup was not only new...
  • Azlan Shah: Indian coach gives special attention to PCs ahead of tie against Aus April 10, 2015

    Ipoh: Aware that India will not get too many scoring chances against world champions Australia in Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Saturday, chief coach Paul van Ass, on Friday emphasized on the penalty corner conversion drills during the team's short practice session. Penalty corner is considered as India's strong point...
  • Against Australia, India face toughest challenge in Azlan Shah Cup April 10, 2015

    Ipoh: Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here on Saturday. The Azlan Shah Cup was not only...
  • Azlan Shah Hockey: Australia in final, Korea beat Malaysia to stay alive April 9, 2015

    Ipoh: World champion Australia's title defence continued in the right earnest as they defeated Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand 3-1 to register their fourth straight win, while Korea beat hosts Malaysia 3-2 to stay in the hunt in the Azlan Shah Cup hockey on Thursday. In the second match of the day...
  • India's weak defence a worry for Indian hockey coach April 9, 2015

    Ipoh: The fragile backline has been Indian men's hockey team's perennial problem and new chief coach Paul van Ass today admitted that the defence continues to be his major concern. Out of title reckoning, India had to toil hard on Thursday to register a 5-3 win against a lowly Canada, their...
  • As it happened: India vs Canada, Azlan Shah hockey April 9, 2015

    For updates, scroll down to bottom of the page Still winless after three outings, a demoralised India would be desperate to get their Azlan Shah Cup hockey campaign back on track with a positive result against a spirited Canadian outfit. India have drawn their first match against Korea while losing the next...
  • We gave it away again, says India hockey coach Paul van Ass April 8, 2015

    Ipoh: A lackluster India on Wednesday suffered their second consecutive defeat to crash out of the title race of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament and chief coach Paul Van Ass expressed his unhappiness over the performance of his players, saying that for the second day on the trot they...
  • Hockey: India concede 2-3 defeat to Malaysia in dying minutes April 8, 2015

    Ipoh: India yet again paid the price of some sloppy defending and conceded a late goal to lose 2-3 to lower-ranked Malaysia and crash out of the title race of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Wednesday. As has been the story in this tournament for India, the...
  • Australia, New Zealand continue winning run in Azlan Shah Cup April 8, 2015

    Ipoh: Defending champions Australia and New Zealand continued their unbeaten run in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup by thrashing Korea 5-1 and lowly Canada 5-0 respectively in their league matches on the third day of the hockey tournament on Wednesday. After these wins, Australia and New Zealand have now garnered maximum...
  • As it happened: India concede 2-3 defeat to Malaysia in dying minutes April 8, 2015

    For updates, scroll down to bottom of the page Still winless after two outings, a demoralised India would be desperate to get their Azlan Shah Cup hockey campaign back on track with a positive result against a spirited Malaysia. Under new chief coach Paul van Ass, India are still searching for their...
  • 'India among top five fittest teams in current world hockey' April 8, 2015

    Ipoh: Fitness is key to any team's success in fast-paced modern-day hockey and the Indian men's national team can be rated among the top five fittest sides in the world currently, said the country's Australian physical trainer Matthew Eyles. Eyles, who took over as India's scientific advisor (strength and conditioning) 18...
  • Winless India eye win against hosts Malaysia April 7, 2015

    Ipoh: With one draw and a loss in their kitty, the Indian hockey team will be eager to look for a win when they take on hosts Malaysia in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here on Wednesday. India will take positives out of their last two matches as they gear up...
  • Azlan Shah: Forwardline needs to be more responsible, says Sardar Singh April 7, 2015

    Ipoh: Missed chances were the order of the day for India in its opening two games of the ongoing 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament and national captain Sardar Singh minced no words when he said that the team's forwardline will have to play more responsibly to give themselves...
  • Azlan Shah Hockey: India look to bounce back against Malaysia April 7, 2015

    Ipoh: Still winless after two outings, a demoralised India would be desperate to get their Azlan Shah Cup hockey campaign back on track with a positive result against a spirited Malaysia in their third league match, on Wednesday. Under new chief coach Paul van Ass, India are still searching for their...
  • Azlan Shah: Australia eke out 3-2 win over Malaysia, Korea beat Canada April 6, 2015

    Ipoh: Defending champions Australia were made to toil hard in their 3-2 win over a spirited Malaysian side, while Korea got the better of minnows Canada 3-1 in another league match on Day 2 of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, here on Monday. World champions Australia struggled to...
  • We must reduce our mistakes, says Indian hockey coach Paul van Ass April 6, 2015

    Ipoh: After India suffered a 1-2 loss at the hands of New Zealand in their second match of the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, team's new chief coach Paul van Ass said that despite being the better side on turf for the second consecutive day, results continued to elude his...
  • Azlan Shah Cup: India go down 1-2 against New Zealand April 6, 2015

    Ipoh: Sloppy defending cost India dearly as they conceded a late goal to go down 1-2 against a higher-ranked New Zealand in their second league match of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, here on Monday. Despite enjoying better possession and ball control, India paid the price for letting...