Hockey players who like to take their time in getting ready for penalty corners and use it as a ploy to break the rhythm of rival teams, beware! B Shrikant reports.
Competition Commission has rejected charges of abuse of dominance against Hockey India but said the organisation should ensure that its regulatory powers are kept separate from its commercial activities.
The Indian men and women’s hockey teams sashayed on the ramp in swanky at a swanky hotel in the capital, a bit edgy and nervous. But that was to be expected, as they are not in the showbiz trade. Nervousness on the turf, however, could cost them much more, given a packed schedule ahead of them.
Back in the side after the London Olympics debacle last year, star drag flicker Sandeep Singh has credited his friend and Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh for helping him come out of the bad phase that sidelined him from the national squad for nine months.
The upcoming meeting between representatives of the sports ministry and the IOA on one side and the IOC on the other, on May 15, is unlikely to resolve the issue of the National Olympic Committee re-joining the Olympic movement anytime soon.
Hockey India’s plan to scout for talent from among the participating teams in the ongoing senior women’s national championship in Lucknow may hit a roadblock as most of the state units have randomly picked teams, and not followed the exercise of conducting competitions to select players, reports Navneet Singh.
Keeping in mind the Junior World Cup in India, Hockey India on Sunday announced the appointment of former South African Olympian Gregg Clark as chief coach of the junior men’s side. Clark will start his assignment from April 13, and will be assisted by Baljeet Saini, a former Olympian.
India's national hockey teams are as much a repository of cultural diversity as they are for a dominant skill -- dribbling. Navneet Singh reports.
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.
AIFF Fitness Coach, Pradip Dutta has become the first Indian to be nominated as a FIFA Conditioning Instructor.
A controversial penalty stroke enabled Malaysia to hold India to a 2-2 draw in the final round-robin match of the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament in Ipoh on Saturday.
A miffed Pakistan has threatened to pull out of the FIH Junior World Cup to be held in India later this year, a day after the Indian government cancelled the proposed bilateral series between the two nations.
It started with nine Pakistani players being sent home during the inaugural Hockey India League earlier this year following uproar over the killing of Indian soldiers near the Line of Control. HT
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The diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan has spilled over yet again to the sporting arena as the Indian government has refused permission for a home-and-away bilateral hockey series between the two countries on security grounds.
Chief coach Michael Nobbs said he had every reason to be delighted with the win over Pakistan.