World Series Hockey

  • HI allows WSH players to be part of Hockey India League 26-08-2013 09:20 AM

    Indian players who played the rebel World Series Hockey (WSH) organised by the Indian Hockey Federation have been granted amnesty to be brought into the players' auction for the second season of the Hockey India League (HIL) - India's official franchise-based domestic competition, Hindustan Times reported on Monday. Hockey India...
  • HI-IHF tussle take centre-stage in hockey in 2011 29-12-2011 10:00 PM

    Another year passed but the sorry state of Indian hockey refused to change as the prolonged struggle for power between two warring federations once again took centre-stage over the performance of the national team in 2011. Just like a never-ending television soap opera, there seemed to be no immediate solution...
  • 'Stay away from WSH or face 5-year bans' 26-12-2011 07:10 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Monday threatened to impose five-year bans on players who opt to play in the unsanctioned tournaments such as the much-hyped World Series Hockey (WSH), planned in India. The decision was taken at PHF's General Council meeting, where it also decided that the federation...
  • World XI beat India XI in WSH exhibition match 20-12-2011 10:28 PM

    Chandigarh: World XI thrashed India XI 7-2 in an exhibition match of the upcoming World Series Hockey here on Tuesday. As the Indians lacked finishing touch and displayed relatively poor defence, World XI outclassed the hosts in the last two quarters after sharing honours in the first two quarters. Both...
  • Brasa happy with postponement of WSH 13-12-2011 10:33 PM

    Chennai: Former India coach Joseph Brasa on Tuesday expressed happiness that the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) has shown character in understanding the problems faced by the players and decided to postpone the multi-million dollar World Series Hockey to February 29. "I am happy that the IHF has understood the problems...
  • Controversial World Series Hockey postponed 12-12-2011 04:45 PM

    New Delhi: Mired in controversies since its very inception, the multi-crore World Series Hockey was on Monday postponed until after the Olympic Qualifiers to be held here in February next year. The event, a joint initiative of Nimbus and the de-recognised Indian Hockey Federation, was to start on December 17...
  • Top Pak players set to join World Series Hockey 09-12-2011 09:59 AM

    Lahore: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) is in crisis as eight players have reportedly signed contracts with the unofficial World Series Hockey league in India. Former captain Zeeshan Ashraf and Adnan Maqsood have left for India and former captain Rehan Butt, Shakeel Abbasi and Waseem Ahmed have also joined the league....
  • HC reserves judgement on PIL against Hockey India 07-12-2011 07:13 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement on a PIL filed by Joachim Caravalho, a former player and coach, alleging that Hockey India (HI) was threatening players against taking part in World Series Hockey (WSH), a joint initiative of Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Nimbus Sport....
  • WSH gets National Stadium, Olympic camps shifted 02-12-2011 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: The national hockey camp for the Olympic qualifiers will not be held in the capital as the government has allotted the Dhyan Chand National Stadium here to the World Series Hockey (WSH). Announcing this on Friday, Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra said he has received an...
  • WSH will succeed despite FIH threat: Delhi coach 02-12-2011 03:20 PM

    New Delhi: Players being warned by the FIH to stay from the World Series Hockey is a "serious issue," says the event's Delhi franchise's coach Roelant Oltmans, but he is hopeful that the deadlock will be sorted out soon. "The FIH warning is a serious issue at the moment. Not...
  • 'WSH will go ahead without interruption' 01-12-2011 10:36 PM

    Yannick colaco, the WSH COO, says none of the signed players has pulled out of the cash-rich event. ...
  • Joaquim Carvalho slams Hockey India 01-12-2011 10:31 PM

    The former India coach says HI is pressuring the youngsters to withdraw their names from World Series Hockey. ...
  • Impasse over World Series Hockey continues 01-12-2011 10:20 PM

    Twelve players are said to have pulled out from the cash-rich event, starting December 17. ...
  • Mumbai Warriors is the new WSH team 01-12-2011 08:00 PM

    Mumbai: World Series Hockey on Thursday unveiled Mumbai Warriors as the new franchise of the troubled league even as 12 star Indian players have reportedly decided to skip the tournament in favour of a national camp for Olympic qualifiers. WSH announced that the team will be skippered by local player...
  • No player has withdrawn from WSH, says Nimbus 01-12-2011 07:48 PM

    Mumbai: World Series Hockey (WSH) organisers, Nimbus, on Thursday claimed that three out of 12 India players, who decided to skip the upcoming mega-event in order to take part in the national camp for Olympic qualifiers, had called up to reconfirm their commitment to the tournament. "I can confirm that...
  • Six more Indian hockey players pull out of WSH 01-12-2011 04:30 PM

    New Delhi: In what has come as another serious blow to the World Series Hockey (WSH), six additional Indian players have confirmed their unavailability for the inaugural edition of the eight-city event. A day after six other Indian hockey players pulled out of the event, drag-flick specialists Rupinder Pal Singh...
  • WSH: Indian striker Rajpal in Delhi Wizards 30-11-2011 08:44 PM

    New Delhi: India striker Rajpal Singh was named in the Delhi Wizards squad for the inaugural season of the World Series Hockey (WSH) that starts on December 17. Pakistan's Shakeel Abbasi, Dutchman Martijn de Jager and New Zealand's Matias Minz and Patrick Harris have also been named in the 21-member...
  • Six top Indian hockey players pull out of WSH 30-11-2011 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: The World Series Hockey (WSH) suffered a serious setback on Wednesday after six top Indian players pulled out of the league, citing national commitment. Goalkeepers Bharat Chettri, Sreejesh, ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh, Tushar Khandekar, Sardara Singh and rising star Yuvraj Walmiki assured their parent body Hockey India (HI)...
  • Pak federation confident players will skip WSH 29-11-2011 12:51 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Hockey Federation has expressed confidence that Pakistani players will stay away from the unsanctioned World Hockey Series in India, in the wake of the organisers' claim that all those who have signed for the event will definitely play. The WSH, a joint venture by Nimbus Sport and...
  • Will the World Series Hockey work? 29-11-2011 09:48 AM

    Even as WSH unveiled its eight teams, there are still doubts over the participation of the international players in the tournament. ...
  • 'India should be kept as the engine of hockey' 28-11-2011 08:27 PM

    Jose Brasa, former coach of the Indian hockey team will be in charge of the Chennai team in the World Series Hockey tournament. ...
  • Eight World Series Hockey franchises identified 28-11-2011 07:24 PM

    Mumbai: Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Karnataka, Mumbai, Pune and Punjab would be the eight city-based franchise outfits that would take part in the USD 2 million dollar World Series Hockey (WSH) to be held across different parts of the country from December 17 to January 22 next year. Four of...
  • All Indian players will play in WSH: organisers 28-11-2011 07:15 PM

    Mumbai: Dismissing threats of a possible ban by Hockey India on local players participating in the World Series Hockey (WSH), the organisers of the multi-million dollar tournament on Monday said that all those who have signed up will certainly play in the upcoming event. "I am extremely happy to say...
  • Delhi Wizards to be fourth team in WSH 28-11-2011 02:07 PM

    Chennai: Delhi Wizards joined Karnataka Lions, Chennai Cheetahs and Pune Strykers as the latest team to take part in the World Series Hockey tournament, starting next month at various venues in the country. Wizcraft International, a communication and entertainment company, has acquired the Delhi franchise and the team will be...
  • Captains, coaches named for WSH teams 27-11-2011 07:19 AM

    New Delhi: India's top midfielder Sardara Singh has been appointed captain of the Bhopal outfit, while former India coach Jose Brasa of Spain is all set to train the Chennai team in the World Series Hockey, to be held from December 17 to January 22 next year across several cities...
  • WSH's Pune franchise christened Pune Strykers 25-11-2011 02:01 PM

    Chennai: Pune Strykers, to be owned by Sai Grace Sports and Events Private Limited (SGSEPL), became the third team to be unveiled for the controversial multi-million dollar World Series Hockey starting from next month. The Pune outfit is the third of the eight city-based franchise to be announced by the...
  • Chennai Cheetahs, 1st WSH franchise to be unveiled 21-11-2011 06:26 PM

    New Delhi: The organisers of the World Series Hockey (WSH) unveiled their first city-based franchise Chennai Cheetahs on Monday that is owned by a director and promoter of a South Indian mining company. "The WSH has officially concluded the franchise allocation process and is pleased to announce Chennai Sports Organisers...
  • 150 Indian players sign up for WSH 17-11-2011 06:57 PM

    Mumbai: Notwithstanding the Hockey India diktat asking players to either stay away from the World Series Hockey (WSH) or risk losing their place in the national side, the current Indian team members have signed on and received advanced payments to play in the league beginning next month. A total of...
  • 'It's either India or WSH for the players' 16-11-2011 08:30 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) has put the onus on the players to decide whether to represent India in the Olympic qualifiers or to play in the $2 million World Series Hockey (WSH). HI secretary general Narinder Batra said on Wednesday that the national camp for the February 15-26 Olympic...