featurehockeya month ago

FIH Series Finals | India has to get ready for next round of Olympics qualifiers from now, reckons Prabodh Tirkey

Former India international Prabodh Tirkey has opined that the FIH Series Finals is an easy tournament for the Indians and they have to prepare well for the FIH Olympic Qualifiers to get an Olympic ticket. Prabodh was the captain of India when they failed to make it to the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockeya month ago

FIH Series Finals | India is stepping in the right way, opines Vickram Kanth

Former India international Vickram Kanth is of the opinion that the Indian hockey team is stepping in the right direction with a good mix of a lot of youngsters and a handful of seniors in the side. Kanth also stated that new chief coach Graham Reid has to quickly get into the Indian set-up.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockeya month ago

FIH Series Finals | India’s path to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Indian hockey team is all set for the eight-nation FIH Series Finals which will be the initial phase of the Olympic qualifications for the team. Just before the start of the tournament on June 6, let’s take a look at how can the Indian men’s hockey team make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockeya month ago

FIH Series Finals | Ready reckoner

The second of the three FIH Series Finals is going to begin from June 6 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and eight nations, including hosts India, will take part in this tournament. India is the top-ranked team among all others and this is the first step for them towards the 2020 Olympics.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey3 months ago

Experienced Indian hockey players still need to learn as much as recent debutants, asserts Kieran Govers

Former Australian hockey player Kieran Govers, who is going to conduct a coaching camp exclusively for the Indian strikers, has stated that the experienced Indian players still have to learn as much as the youngsters. He also said that he would like to take up a coach’s role somewhere in the future.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey3 months ago

India created chances but failed to convert those, states Siegfried Aikman after Sultan Azlan Shah Cup final

Japan’s hockey coach Siegfried Aikman is of the opinion that India managed to create chances in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup final against Korea but failed to convert them. After the game had ended in a 1-1 draw in regulation time, Korea defeated India in the shoot-out to win the title.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey3 months ago

New coaching unit brings holistic experience to Indian men’s hockey team

The Indian men’s hockey team is set to get a new coaching unit a couple of months before the FIH Series Finals as Hockey India has recommended Graham Reid's name for the chief coach’s post to the sports ministry. Shivendra Singh is also set to be appointed as an assistant coach of the team.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey4 months ago

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup | Why coachless India will not go into the tournament as favourites

The Indian men’s hockey team will start a fresh year with the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament which will be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from March 23. However, the men’s team has its own share of problems before starting their campaign in 2019 with only a year left for the Olympics.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey4 months ago

Amit Rohidas targets Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to start 2019 on high

Amit Rohidas has said that he wants to perform a lot better in 2019 than compared to what he did in the previous year and for that the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia is important to get a good start. The 28th edition of the prestigious event will begin from March 23 in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey5 months ago

Lalit Upadhyay – The man who perfectly lived up to the #10YearChallenge

Lalit Upadhyay has been one of the important members of the Indian hockey team’s forward line for a while now but things weren’t great a decade ago. It has been a roller coaster ride for the Varanasi lad who has risen from the nadir with all the controversies to be a constant in the Indian team.
Chiranjibi Pati