newshockeya day ago

Dilip Tirkey appreciates Naveen Patnaik's initiative to notify hockey as national game

Former Indian hockey team captain Dilip Tirkey on Thursday appreciated Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's initiative to officially notify hockey as the national game of India. Tirkey urged people to support CM Patnaik's initiative to help hockey get more recognition across the country.
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newshockey3 days ago

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik asks Narendra Modi to name Hockey as official national sport

Chief Minister of the state of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has penned a letter to PM Narendra Modi in an attempt to convince the leader of the nation to officially recognise hockey as the national sport of the country. Odisha will play host to the FIH Hockey World Cup later this year in November.
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newshockey3 days ago

Sardar Singh’s presence will give a lot of motivation to others, says Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh reveals that the iconic Sardar Singh’s presence in the squad itself will serve as a motivation for the youngsters ahead of the FIH Champions Trophy. Manpreet has also added that he does not regret losing the captaincy and spoken about his admiration for skipper PR Sreejesh.
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newshockey3 days ago

Harendra Singh determined to take Indian Hockey team to Tokyo Olympics

Harendra Singh, who never got the opportunity to represent India at the Olympics, is determined of making it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic as a coach. He insisted that he has been aiming for a podium finish in the upcoming Champions Trophy, World Cup, and Asian games to qualify for the Olympics.
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newshockey4 days ago

India end Spanish tour with a 4-1 win over hosts

Goals from Rani Rampal and Gurjit Kaur helped India to beat Spain 4-1 as they ended their Spanish tour by winning four of the five matches that they played against the host team. The final match was conducted at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium in Madrid on Monday.
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newshockey4 days ago

PR Sreejesh: Champions Trophy will be a reality check for us ahead of World Cup

India hockey team captain PR Sreejesh revealed that the upcoming Champions Trophy would serve as a reality check ahead of this year’s anticipated World Cup. Sreejesh played down the game against Pakistan and said that all the matches are of equal importance across the course of the tournament.
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newshockey6 days ago

Spain take lead after beating Indian women’s hockey team 4-1

The Indian women’s hockey team were beaten comfortably by a margin of 4-1 by the Spaniards as the home team took the lead in the five-match series with just one game to go. Lola Riviera starred for the hosts as Indian player Udita scored the only goal for the visitors in the 22nd minute.
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newshockey9 days ago

Anupa Barla’s last gasp goal helps India salvage a 1-1 draw against Spain

The Indian women’s hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against the home team in Madrid as Anupa Barla pulled off a late equalizer to cancel Berta Bonastre’s early goal. India, who have now lost one and drawn one game from two matches, will try and push for a win the next three games.
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newshockey11 days ago

Our job is to play good hockey, no matter whoever the coach is, says Manpreet Singh

Former India hockey skipper Manpreet Singh, who was recently replaced by PR Sreejesh, has stated that the team is a close-knit group and remains unaffected with constant change in coaches. He also pointed out that the national team lacks consistency and called CWG failure an ‘insipid show’.
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newshockey11 days ago

Report: Chief coach Harendra Singh complains about poor quality of food served to players at SAI

According to reports, HI coach Harendra Singh has written to president Rajinder Singh complaining about the poor quality of food being served to players at the Bengaluru SAI center, which has resulted in food-related deficiencies in players. He has also complained about bad hygiene in the kitchen.
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