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India to send men and women’s teams in inaugural World Hockey5s

By Sandip Sikdar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 09:27 PM IST
To promote hockey globally, the FIH Executive Board had decided in 2019 to create a Hockey5s World Cup with the inaugural edition planned in 2023 and in the near future, a Hockey5s World Tour.
Members of the Indian hockey team celebrating a win(PTI)
Members of the Indian hockey team celebrating a win(PTI)

FIH inks deal to bring hockey to fan’s phones

Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 10:56 PM IST
Hockey lovers can access match videos, results, scores and even archival material on a special app and website
File image of a hockey stadium.(Getty Images for FIH)
File image of a hockey stadium.(Getty Images for FIH)

‘Focus on limiting changes to hockey,’ says FIH’s CEO Thierry Weil

Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 11:37 AM IST
Change is the only constant in international hockey, a sport that sees such frequent tinkering in its rules and tournament formats that even its ardent fans find it hard to keep up.
Current synthetic surfaces use too much water.(Getty Images)
Current synthetic surfaces use too much water.(Getty Images)

FIH looks to save water, to change playing surface by 2024

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 07:18 PM IST
FIH decided that from 2024 Paris Olympics onwards, the sport will be played on a new surface which barely uses water, unlike the current synthetic turfs which need lots of it to control the pace of the ball.
File picture of Narinder Dhruv Batra(Getty)
File picture of Narinder Dhruv Batra(Getty)

Come 2024, hockey will not be played on water-based turf, says CEO

New Delhi | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2018 09:17 PM IST
The FIH CEO also said that he is open to the idea of taking hockey back to grass and other turfs, at least for smaller nations who doesn’t have the money power to build astro-turfs.
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