The India team on Wednesday suffered a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Myanmar in their last league match of the qualifying event of the AFC Challenge Cup in Yangon, which put the country’s chances of advancing to the final round of the tournament in a difficult position.
The recent commercial success of the Hockey India League and the World League Round 2 seems to spurred on the international hockey federation (FIH) to further milch the cash cow that India is turning into for the sport.
The India and Pakistan hockey teams are expected to play a bilateral series next month, but the five-match series --- to be played at different venues across the country --- is subject to government approval.
Sports ministry plays mediator after SAI, Hockey India spar over footing airfare for men's team trip to Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia. Saurabh Duggal
Five-time champions India were today forced to withdraw from next month's Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament after the Sports Authority of India refused to bear the travel expenditure of the national team.
On the concluding day of the Hockey World League Round II, India girls scored a solitary-goal win over Russia to top the league table, while the men got the better of Bangladesh 5-1, to remain unbeaten.
India breached China's tight defence to rout them 4-0 in the penultimate Hockey World League Round 2 clash on Saturday and maintain a clear lead on top of the table.
The fine run of the Indian girls in the Hockey World League Round 2 came to an end on Friday as they lost to Japan 4-5 in shoot-out at the National Stadium.
The India men's team earned a hard fought 3-2 win over Ireland in the Hockey World League Round II at the National Stadium.
The India men’s team is fancied to win the title in the Hockey World League. It still is the hot favourite. In fact, it started its quest for the top slot on a positive note, thrashing Fiji by a huge margin.
The India women's team played a calculated game to register a 3-0 win over Malaysia in their second round-robin league match of the World Hockey League (Rd 2) at the National Stadium on Tuesday. HT reports.
Pakistan will not be able to send its national team for Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia next month and the junior team to Singapore unless the government released the promised funds, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has said.
When Hockey World League (Rd 2) match between India and Kazakhstan women started at the National Stadium, the presence of a sizeable number of men in khaki underlined the fact that the Capital's hockey fraternity would not come in large numbers to witness the contest.
In the build-up week to the Hockey World League (HWL) the Indian men’s team preferred to relax a bit, indicating they were not unduly concerned about the challenge from competing teams in the weeklong tournament in the Capital.
Even as Hockey India officials rejoice signing a lucrative three-year sponsorship deal with a corporate giant, the Fijian hockey teams — one of the competitors in the Feb 18-24 Hockey World League Round 2 tournament — had to think twice before shelling out R80 per person to hire a taxi to travel from their hotel in Karol Bagh to the National Stadium.