MK Kaushik, the former chief coach of women’s hockey team, turned down a lucrative coaching offer from Delhi Waveriders, one of five Hockey India League (HIL) franchisees, recently. HT reports.
German hockey player, Nicolas Jacobi, could easily be mistaken for a hoopster because of his impressive height. Probe him why he took up hockey --- and not basketball or volleyball --- Jacobi says he grew up in a family with a tradition of hockey.
Over on the practice pitch, Sardar Singh & Co, having tried hard to stick to coach Ajay Bansal's directive of making quick passes through the practice session, wound up quite early. But on the eve of the inaugural Hockey India League (HIL), the real eyeball-grabbing action was happening high above the central turf of the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.
The Mumbai Magicians team, which is part of the Hockey India League, was shifted to Delhi today morning, following the Shiv Sena protest that disrupted its practise session due to the involvement of Pakistani players.
The Pakistan players signed by franchises of the Hockey India League are unlikely to play the matches scheduled in Mumbai. The Shiv Sena's protests in Mumbai against their participation on Sunday has left the players worried, and they could well skip the matches at the Mahindra stadium unless tight security is put in place.
Four minutes from half-time, a couple of miscreants, having made it past the security barriers, strategically positioned themselves in front of the photographers, and proceeded to wave banners while simultaneously shouting slogans, Kaushik Chatterji reports.
Nine Pak players signed up for the hockey league are facing the heat after LoC issue that reports suggest could also affect women's cricket WC. No Pak players featured in yesterday's match of the HIL in Delhi.BCCI leaves it on ICC to decide Pak players' venue
Players from Pakistan are unlikely to figure in Mumbai Magicians' first Hockey India League home game against Jaypee Punjab Warriors at the MHA Mahindra Stadium in Mumbai on January 20. HIL's Mumbai match may go without Pak players
The simmering tension on the Indo-Pak border today spilled over to the sporting arena with a rattled Hockey India deciding to send back all the nine Pakistani players taking part in its high-profile league following protests over the killing of Indian soldiers. All nine Pak players in HIL to return home
Cricket fans got lucky; hockey aficionados, not quite so. Just one match into the inaugural Hockey India League (HIL), all the nine players from Pakistan are packing their bags.
Ric Charlesworth is not a happy man. It's not hard to figure out why. On his way to the National Stadium on Tuesday, the Aussie coach of the Mumbai Magicians learnt that the Pakistan players were being shunted out of the inaugural edition of the HIL.
PHF President Qasim Zia is hoping that the upcoming bilateral hockey series between India and Pakistan would not be affected despite fresh tension between the two countries.
Sandeep Singh messes up a golden opportunity in the dying moments to allow hosts a 2-1 victory, Kaushik Chatterji reports.
Indian players swung into action to escort their Pakistan teammates to safety when more than 100 Shiv Sainiks barged into the Mahindra stadium protesting the presence of the Pakistan players. Firoz Mirza
India's field hockey chiefs on Thursday appointed renowned Dutch coach Roelant Oltmans as high-performance director in a bid to regain the nation's old glory in the sport.