newshockey24 days ago

2023 Men's FIH World Cup | Dilip Tirkey hints at reviving the Hockey Indian League by year end

Dilip Tirkey, Hockey India president, stated that India may win a World Cup medal this time around after a 48-year absence, but home team must use penalty corners to do it. India hasn't received a medal since taking home the gold in 1975 tournament, but Tirkey believes the hosts can win this time.
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newshockey3 months ago

Hockey India president Dilip Tirkey urges academies to focus on drag-flicking skills of young players

In a recent correspondence across all Hockey India Member Units, Dilip Tirkey, President, Hockey India stated the growing importance of specialist Drag-flickers and Goalkeepers in modern hockey. He also highlighted the need to develop a talent pool of young athletes specialised in these skills.
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newshockey4 months ago

Indian men’s hockey team to go up against Australia in a test series in November

In Adelaide, separate test series between the Indian men's and women's hockey teams and Australia are scheduled. The Indian men's hockey team will compete in a five-match test series from November 26 to December 4 this year, while the women travel in March 2023, as per the Hockey Australia report.
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featurehockey4 years 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
newshockey4 years ago

FIH Series Finals | India shouldn’t take their matches loosely, asserts Lazarus Barla

Former Olympian Lazarus Barla has stated that the Indian hockey team should not take the matches in the FIH Series Finals lightly. The former defender also said that the Hockey India has selected the best available team for the tournament which will be the first step for the Olympic qualification.
Chiranjibi Pati
newshockey4 years ago

Harendra Singh is best coach for Indian team, says Dilip Tirkey

Amidst the buzz of Hockey India looking for a new foreign coach for the Indian team following Harendra Singh’s failure to get India the World Cup after a hiatus of 43 years, former Hockey player Dilip Tirkey has thrown his weight behind the coach. Tirkey has also called out for better drag-flickers.
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featurehockey4 years ago

Hockey World Cup | It is important to get good results in group stage, asserts Viren Rasquinha

Viren Rasquinha has stated that the Indian team needs to get good results from the matches in the pool stage so that they can get a better draw in the later stages of the World Cup. The former captain mentioned that the team for the tournament has been selected as per the fitness and recent form.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey4 years ago

Men’s Hockey World Cup | Penalty corner conversion to be important for Team India, asserts Dilip Tirkey

Dilip Tirkey has stated that penalty corner conversion will prove to be very crucial for the Indian team during the upcoming Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar. He also stressed on the fact that it will be important for PR Sreejesh to maintain a good record in the goal post during the event.
Chiranjibi Pati