newshockeya month ago

Hockey India ask Pak federation to submit an unconditional apology

Hockey India have clarified that unless the Pakistan body submit a written apology for their players’ unprofessional behavior at the 2014 CT, India won’t play any bilateral series with them. But the board clarified that the late visa applications were the reason for Pakistan missing the Junior WC.
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newshockeya month ago

Sreejesh credits team for Padma Shri recognition

Indian hockey captain PR Sreejesh has credited the team for his Padma Shri nomination. The ace goalkeeper said the honour would not have come his way but for teamwork that formed the bedrock of Indian hockey’s success in recent years.
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newshockeya month ago

India punished us for not apologizing for 2014 Champions Trophy incident: Pak Hockey Chief

PHF chief Shahbaz Ahmad has claimed that they were barred from taking part in the Junior World Cup because India are still looking for an apology for the 2014 Champions Trophy incident. In 2014, Pakistani players had taken off their shirts and made obscene gestures after beating India in the semis.
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newshockeya month ago

Sardar Singh hopes Punjab can retain HIL title

Punjab skipper Sardar Singh believes that the HIL defending champions, Punjab Warriors, can lift the trophy once again and he can personally give his best performance in the league. The 30-year-old has also said that the league is a great platform for youngsters to learn from the best in the sport.
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newshockeya month ago

Stage is set for the fifth edition of Coal India HIL

Having gained the reputation of being the best professional league in the world since its launch in 2013, the fifth edition of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) is set to enthrall hockey buffs once again as it gets underway at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium in Mumbai on 21 January.
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newshockeya month ago

Christopher Ruhr expects tough Indian challenge at the Olympics and World Cup

Christopher Ruhr has claimed that he expects India to compete with all the big guns for the major trophies soon based on their performances in the last few years. Ranchi Rays captain, Ashley Jackson, too gave his views on Indian hockey and paid a special tribute to MS Dhoni as well.
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newshockeya month ago

Sardar Singh looks towards Jamie Dwyer for inspiration

Ex-India captain Sardar Singh has said that he draws inspiration from Aussie hockey legend, Jamie Dwyer, who played on till 36, as he enters the twilight of an illustrious career. The 30-year-old said that his main aim now was to be physically and mentally fit for the 2018 men's WC hosted by India.
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newshockeya month ago

Hockey India League 2017 : Schedule, Fixtures, Timings, Venue, TV Listings

The fifth edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) will kick off on Jan 21 when the 2015 Champions Ranchi Rays take on Dabang Mumbai at the latter's home patch. The final of the league will be contested on Feb 26 in Chandigarh - home of the defending Champions Punjab Warriors.
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newshockeya month ago

PR Sreejesh becomes member of FIH Athletes' Committee

Indian men's hockey team captain PR Sreejesh on Wednesday became a member of FIH Athletes' Committee which helps international players voice their concerns to the federation. The team of eight will also play a key role in addressing issues such as anti-doping, betting and match-fixing in hockey.
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newshockey2 months ago

Barry Dancer gave me the confidence to win matches: Armaan Qureshi

India Hockey India League is largely known to be a platform that provides youngsters with an opportunity to wield their skill against the best in the world. However, for Armaan Qureshi, who won the Junior World Cup Men this year, the HIL was a lot more than just a chance to play against the best.
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