Sultan Azlan Shah

  • Hockey Australia name Sultan Azlan Shah Cup squad February 27, 2014

    Melbourne: Hockey Australia (HA) Thursday announced an 18-man squad for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia, from March 13-23. Three-time Olympian and 2004 Athens Games gold medallist Liam De Young is set to become only the fourth Australian to make 300 appearances for the Kookaburras after...
  • Two wins against Pakistan very pleasing: Michael Nobbs March 17, 2013

    Ipoh: Indian hockey coach Michael Nobbs on Sunday said that the victory against arch-rivals Pakistan twice in a span of seven days was very pleasing. India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 4-2 in a thrilling encounter and avoided the wooden spoon in the fifth-sixth place classification match of the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey...
  • Hockey: Rupinder double helps India beat Pak 4-2 March 17, 2013

    Ipoh (Malaysia): Drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh struck twice as India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 4-2 in a thrilling match and avoided the wooden spoon in the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament here on Sunday. Rupinder scored through a penalty corner in the ninth minute and from a penalty stroke in the 62nd...
  • Coaches in favour of third umpire in hockey March 17, 2013

    Ipoh: The controversial penalty stroke that enabled Malaysia hold India to a 2-2 draw in their final round-robin match of Sultan Azlan Shah hockey, has once again initiated the debate about introducing third umpire in hockey, a move which FIH has been contemplating for a while now. The idea has been...
  • India take on Malaysia with an eye on third spot March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Having lost three of their four matches, India are out of contention for a summit clash at the 22nd Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, but a win against Malaysia and favourable results in the other two pool games on Saturday will bring India an opportunity to have...
  • Malaysia remain unbeaten with a 2-2 draw against Pakistan March 14, 2013

    Ipoh: Giant-killers Malaysia held Pakistan to a 2-2 draw to continue their unbeaten run in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Thursday. The draw means Pakistan are out of the final race along with India and Korea. Both Korea and Pakistan have four points from as many matches,...
  • India out of Azlan Shah title race after losing to NZ March 14, 2013

    Ipoh: Two second-half goals by New Zealand dashed India's hopes of adding to their five Sultan Azlan Shah Cup titles as the young Indian team bowed out of contention with a 0-2 loss to world No. 6 Black Sticks. The New Zealanders, who hardly gave India a chance to score in...
  • Australia-Korea match ends in a 3-3 draw in Ipoh March 14, 2013

    Ipoh: Six-time champions Australia huffed and puffed to hold Korea 3-3 in the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament here on Thursday. The second consecutive draw for Australia has thrown open the doors for other teams to keep their hopes alive. However, the draw has not done any good to Korea as...
  • Hockey: Only a win over New Zealand will keep India alive March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: If India play anywhere close to how they did against Pakistan to chalk out a 3-1 win, there is no reason why they can't turn the tables on New Zealand on Thursday to climb further up the points table and stay alive at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. The...
  • Australia, Malaysia play out 1-1 draw in Azlan Shah March 13, 2013

    Ipoh: Australia and Malaysia shared two points each after playing out a 1-1 draw in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, here on Wednesday. The result has thrown open the tournament as the draw kept other teams in the fray, more so, with India notching up an important win...
  • As it happened: India v Pakistan, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup March 14, 2013

    India beat Pakistan 3-1 to keep their hopes of winning their sixth Azlan Shah title alive....
  • After two defeats, India must beat old foes Pakistan March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: A match against Pakistan brings the best out of Indian sportspersons, and at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Tuesday, India will hope exactly that from a young team, especially in a must-win situation after losing the opening two encounters. India have gone into the tournament with...
  • As it happened: India vs Korea, Azlan Shah Cup March 10, 2013

    An indifferent Rupinder Pal Singh failed to make use of six penalty corners (PC) on Sunday that cost India a narrow 1-2 defeat against Korea at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup - their second loss in as many games after losing to Australia. India were late to come out of their...
  • Veteran Huat is Malaysia's flagbearer in Ipoh March 10, 2013

    Ipoh: Veteran Chua Boon Huat, a rare breed of Malaysian player to have figured in all major hockey events since making his international debut in 1999, was the cynosure of all eyes on day one of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament here. The 33-year-old, with 321 appearances is the highest...
  • Pakistan edge past New Zealand in Azlan Shah opener March 9, 2013

    Ipoh (Malaysia): Pakistan edged past defending champions New Zealand 4-3 in the opening match of the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey Tournament here on Saturday. Pakistan were helped by three goals from their captain Imran Muhammad who converted penalty corners in the 19th, 28th and 58th minutes. The other goal came...
  • Azlan Shah Cup 2013: a window to the Junior World Cup March 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Playing in Ipoh but focus on the Junior World Cup in New Delhi - that seems to be how the six participants in this 22nd Sultan Azlan Shah Cup are approaching the tournament, having arrived with an objective to give international exposure to their most talented youngsters. World...
  • Which sport got richer by how much in Budget 2013-14 March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The increase of Rs 214 cr in the 2013-14 budget allocated to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has been welcomed with open arms by sportspersons and sports lovers alike. On that note, it's interesting to throw light on which sport has been allotted more to spend...
  • Sports ministry clears Azlan Shah trip overruling the Sports Authority of India February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The sports ministry on Tuesday overruled the Sports Authority of India's decision not to clear Indian men hockey team's trip to the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup with a stern warning to Hockey India (HI) not to overshoot its budget in future. The sports ministry's decision came minutes after HI...
  • India pull out of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup February 26, 2013

    The Indian men's hockey team has pulled out of the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, over a disagreement on the cost of airfare between the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India (HI). ...
  • SAI 'forces' Hockey India to pull out of Azlan Shah February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian men's hockey team has pulled out of the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, over a disagreement on the cost of airfare between the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India (HI). In a press release circulated by HI on Tuesday, the sport's governing...
  • Sardar, Raghu rested; Danish to lead India in Malaysia February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Rotation seems to be the new mantra of Hockey India as they chose to give Sardar Singh a well deserved rest, while naming Danish Mujtaba as the India skipper for the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia. The 18-member squad will also be without reliable defender VR Raghunath,...
  • New Zealand win maiden Azlan Shah title June 4, 2012

    Ipoh (Malaysia): New Zealand beat Argentina 1-0 to clinch their maiden Sultan Azlan Shah Cup title on Sunday. The match-winning goal was struck by Andy Hayward, who converted the team’s first penalty-corner by beating Argentina goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi with a low shot. It was the fifth penalty-corner conversion for Hayward, who...
  • We did enough to deserve a podium finish: Nobbs June 3, 2012

    Ipoh (Malaysia): India might have failed to win the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament for a record sixth time, but coach Micheal Nobbs is delighted with the bronze medal showing and said his wards did enough to finish on the podium. Five-time champions India on Sunday stunned pre-tournament favourites Great Britain...
  • India get Olympic boost with Azlan Shah bronze July 5, 2012

    India ended a three-match losing streak against Great Britain by beating them 3-1 at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Sunday to secure a bronze medal, which is exactly the kind of boost Michael Nobbs's men needed ahead of the Olympics in July-August. India went into the match having...
  • Ind v GB for bronze, Azlan Shah: as it happened June 3, 2012

    India beat Great Britain 3-1 to secure a bronze medal at the 2012 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament. A podium finish has given India's Olympic hopes the perfect boost, as they ended a three-match losing streak against the Britons....
  • Sunil warned for finger gesture, escapes ban June 2, 2012

    Ipoh: Indian striker SV Sunil was on Saturday reprimanded but escaped a ban for showing his middle finger to spectators after scoring the match-winner against Pakistan in the ongoing Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here. Tournament Director Sarinder Dillon of Hong Kong issued an "official reprimand" after a disciplinary hearing...
  • Sunil faces disciplinary action at Azlan Shah June 1, 2012

    Ipoh: India striker SV Sunil will face a disciplinary action for raising his middle finger at the spectators after scoring the winning goal against Pakistan in the Azlan Shah Cup match. Sunil's gesture caught the attention of the Tournament Director after television replays showed the striker celebrating his 69th-minute goal,...
  • Slim chance of India reaching Azlan Shah final June 1, 2012

    India lived another day at the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament on Thursday when they beat archrivals Pakistan 2-1 with a goal in the dying minutes, but whether they play New Zealand for the trophy or not will be decided by how the last two round-robin matches pan out at...
  • We deserved to win over Pakistan: Nobbs May 31, 2012

    Ipoh: India hockey coach Michael Nobbs was on Thursday delighted with his side's performance in the 2-1 victory over Pakistan, saying that his boys played better than their arch-rivals in the match to keep themselves in the race for a bronze medal in the Azlan Shah Cup tournament here. India clinched...
  • India vs Pakistan, Azlan Shah: as it happened May 31, 2012

    Hi! Good to have you back following our live updates on India's campaign at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia. It's the battle between the archrivals today - India vs Pakistan. After losing to Argentina yesterday, India were left with only an outside chance to qualify for the championship match,...