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For hockey and home: Xess's pursuit of happiness

Updated on Dec 02, 2022 06:51 PM IST

The 24-year-old is part of the Indian team playing a five-Test series against Australia but he is aiming for the World Cup

 Nilam has never played in any major hockey event for India.(Hockey India)
Nilam has never played in any major hockey event for India.(Hockey India)

India beat Australia 4-3 in third hockey test

The visitors bounced back after losing the first two matches to keep alive the five-test series in Adelaide.

Still from the game(Twitter/TheHockeyIndia)
Still from the game(Twitter/TheHockeyIndia)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 10:09 PM IST

With Nations Cup in sight, Schopman eyes improvement

In an interview, the 45-year-old, who was named FIH Coach of the Year last month, discusses India’s redemption at CWG with a bronze after the poor outing at the World Cup.

Janneke Schopman (right)
Janneke Schopman (right)
Published on Nov 18, 2022 07:04 PM IST

Rabichandra Singh: From dodging mom to watch hockey to donning India colours

The young India midfielder from Manipur speaks about finding his feet in the game and how dire financial conditions at home almost killed his sporting dream early

India midfielder Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem (Hockey India)
India midfielder Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem (Hockey India)
Published on Nov 15, 2022 09:15 PM IST

Raheel keen to 'strike it rich' with Indian hockey team

The 25-year-old forward from Karnataka ended a long wait to make his debut with the national squad in the FIH Pro League tournament in Bhubaneswar late last month

Mohammed Raheel Mouseen during a training session.(Hockey India)
Mohammed Raheel Mouseen during a training session.(Hockey India)
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 12:25 PM IST

Pro Hockey League: India hammer New Zealand 7-4

The hosts were trailing 1-3 early in the match but then turned things around in fine fashion

Indian hockey team(@TheHockeyIndia)
Indian hockey team(@TheHockeyIndia)
Published on Nov 04, 2022 09:50 PM IST

HC restrains ex-hockey coach from publishing confidential information in book

In an interim order, justice Amit Bansal said that prima facie, the confidentiality clause stated in Hockey India's Code of Conduct has been breached by the publisher seeking to publish certain portions of the book pertaining to certain players.

Sjoerd Marijne
Sjoerd Marijne
Published on Nov 01, 2022 11:24 PM IST

India beat Australia 5-4 in shootout, claim 3rd Sultan of Johar Cup crown

The teams were level at 1-1 after regulation time in the title encounter. In the shootout, both teams ended with 3-3 scoreline, forcing the match into sudden death.

India had last won the trophy in 2014(Hockey India)
India had last won the trophy in 2014(Hockey India)
Published on Oct 29, 2022 08:37 PM IST

India play out thrilling 5-5 draw against Australia in Sultan of Johor Cup

Australia are leading the standings with 10 points from four games, while India are placed second with two wins, one draw and one loss. India had beaten hosts Malaysia 5-2 in their opener, lost 4-5 to South Africa and then thrashed Japan 5-1.

Indian junior men's hockey team scored a last-minute goal to play out a thrilling 5-5 draw against Australia(Hockey India)
Indian junior men's hockey team scored a last-minute goal to play out a thrilling 5-5 draw against Australia(Hockey India)
Published on Oct 26, 2022 07:40 PM IST

Reid looking to drill in winning formula ahead of India's World Cup, Asiad tilt

Men's hockey head coach Graham Reid talks about how India has tried to set up a good foundation for sustained success in the long-term, what they are working on in the ongoing national camp and the buzz that has been created in the camp by a spate of FIH awards coming their way.

Graham Reid(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Graham Reid(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Published on Oct 10, 2022 08:58 AM IST

Determined to make big contributions in big events like World Cup: Gurjant

India are set to host the men's hockey World Cup for the second consecutive time jointly in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to 29 next year and Gurjant hopes to get an opportunity of playing in front of the home crowd.

National hockey team forward Gurjant Singh(Hockey India)
National hockey team forward Gurjant Singh(Hockey India)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 04:17 PM IST

A player knows the needs, situation of the players better: Dilip Tirkey

The first former player to take over as Hockey India president has eyes set on hosting the January World Cup, improving age-group hockey and the women’s national team.

Dilip Tirkey(Twitter)
Dilip Tirkey(Twitter)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 08:01 PM IST

Sreejesh takes dig at IndiGo after being charged extra for ‘goalkeeper baggage'

India goalie PR Sreejesh takes dig at IndiGo after being charged ₹1500 extra to carry ‘goalkeeper baggage’

File image of PR Sreejesh.(PTI)
File image of PR Sreejesh.(PTI)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 04:24 PM IST

Tirkey takes over as Hockey India president

It will be the first time a former India international will head HI, which was placed under a three-member CoA in May.

Former India hockey captain Dilip Tirkey(HT Photo)
Former India hockey captain Dilip Tirkey(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 11:11 PM IST

Delhi HC says coach Marijne’s book can’t reveal Gurjit Kaur’s medical issue

The court said the former India coach, a Dutchman, was bound by the code of conduct that bars divulging the information to third parties.

Sjored Marijne(Hockey India)
Sjored Marijne(Hockey India)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 09:58 PM IST

Ex-IND captain Dilip Tirkey files nomination for Hockey India president's post

Dilip Tirkey was a member of the Indian teams that won gold and silver in the 1998 Bangkok and 2012 Busan Asian Games respectively.

Former India hockey captain Dilip Tirkey (HT Photo/File)
Former India hockey captain Dilip Tirkey (HT Photo/File)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 04:51 PM IST

Indian hockey teams to take Marijne to court for allegations against Manpreet

In his upcoming book 'Will Power - The Inside Story of the Incredible Turnaround in Indian Women's Hockey', Marijne wrote that senior pro Manpreet asked a player "to stop playing well" so that his friends could get in the team.

Sjoerd Marijne (Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT)
Sjoerd Marijne (Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 11:01 PM IST

Hosts India handed tricky draw at hockey World Cup

India have been grouped in Pool D along with England, Spain, and Wales for the Jan 13-29 event.

Indian hockey team in action.(PTI)
Indian hockey team in action.(PTI)
Published on Sep 08, 2022 05:16 PM IST

Indian women to open campaign against Canada in FIH Nations Cup

After Canada, India will face Japan on December 12 before rounding off their pool campaign against South Africa on December 14.

India women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita(Hockey India)
India women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita(Hockey India)
Published on Sep 05, 2022 06:57 PM IST

Schopman's hands-on approach has bought the best out of me: Jyoti

The women's team claimed bronze at the 2022 Games after pulling off a thrilling 2-1 shootout win over New Zealand.

India coach Janneke Schopman is lifted into the air by her team (AP)
India coach Janneke Schopman is lifted into the air by her team (AP)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 03:35 PM IST

SC dismisses appeal against Delhi HC order on administrators to manage Hockey India

The Delhi high court set up a committee of administrators on May 25 on a petition by former hockey player Aslam Sher Khan

The Supreme Court of India told the CoA headed by justice Anil R Dave (retd) to expeditiously prepare the draft constitution for Hockey India (Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court of India told the CoA headed by justice Anil R Dave (retd) to expeditiously prepare the draft constitution for Hockey India (Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 05:08 PM IST

'Dhanraj Pillay of women's hockey': Ex-captain rues Rampal’s absence from CWG

With Rani Rampal out of Indian women’s hockey team’s Commonwealth Games 2022 squad, former men’s captain Viren Rasquinha rued her absence and compared her to Dhanraj Pillay.

India's Rani Rampal in action during the FIH Pro League.(AFP)
India's Rani Rampal in action during the FIH Pro League.(AFP)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 02:16 PM IST

Ex-hockey captain condemns ‘caste politics’ in Indian sports ahead of CWG 2022

Former India hockey player Viren Rasquinha lashed out at caste politics in Indian sports and called it ‘unacceptable’ ahead of CWG 2022. He was speaking in regard to Indian women’s hockey striker Vandana Katariya’s family facing casteist slurs during Tokyo Olympics.

Viren Rasquinha(Twitter)
Viren Rasquinha(Twitter)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 06:55 PM IST

After missing Olympics, Akashdeep looks to make big impact

The 27-year-old didn't make it to India's Tokyo squad and that forced him to totally alter his method.

File image of Akashdeep Singh.(Getty Images)
File image of Akashdeep Singh.(Getty Images)
Published on Jul 22, 2022 08:09 PM IST

'No team is going to make it easy just because we are Olympic medallists'

Manpreet discusses India’s preparation, chances and opposition in Birmingham, how the Pro League has benefitted the team and playing with the tag of Olympic medallists

Manpreet Singh will be aiming for glory in Birmingham.(Twitter/@manpreetpawar07)
Manpreet Singh will be aiming for glory in Birmingham.(Twitter/@manpreetpawar07)
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 10:36 PM IST

Savita Punia-led Indian women's hockey team departs for Commonwealth Games 2022

The Indian women's hockey team has left for London to participate in the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022, starting from July 23 in Birmingham.

The Indian women's hockey team pose for a photograph.(Hockey India)
The Indian women's hockey team pose for a photograph.(Hockey India)
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 05:33 PM IST

'India gunning for CWG gold but focusing on the details': Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh returns as captain of the Indian team for the event, with the position briefly being taken up by Amit Rohidas during India's Pro League matches this year.

India captain Manpreet Singh in action (Hockey India)
India captain Manpreet Singh in action (Hockey India)
Published on Jul 14, 2022 01:40 PM IST

Savita's heroics hand India first win in Women's Hockey World Cup

The Indian captain led from the front and pulled off as many as six saves in the shootout, while Navneet Kaur, Sonika and Neha converted their chances in the ninth to 16th place classification match.

India women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita(Hockey India)
India women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita(Hockey India)
Published on Jul 12, 2022 10:08 AM IST

Lacklustre India eliminated from FIH Women’s World Cup

India lost 0-1 to hosts Spain in the crossover game, putting the winners into the quarterfinals and eliminating India, after a brilliant fourth in the Tokyo Olympics

India’s defence conceded two PCs against China, five against New Zealand and three versus Spain(Hockey India)
India’s defence conceded two PCs against China, five against New Zealand and three versus Spain(Hockey India)
Published on Jul 11, 2022 11:00 PM IST
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