Hockey India on Tuesday congratulated Gurinder Singh Sangha and Ripudaman Sharma for being appointed as potential for International Umpire Manager by FIH
A total of 33 players on Tuesday reported at the Sports Authority of India in Bengaluru for a four-week national camp that will conclude on October 24.
Harendra Singh who never coached a women's team in the past was given the responsibility recently, even though he was very much interested in working with the men's national team.
Marijne was associated with women's national team before being appointed as the chief coach of the men's team. But by his own admission, he has coached more men's team.
Indian men's hockey team's chief coach Sjoerd Marijne on Saturday made it clear that he is not bothered by critics questioning his appointment as he has to deliver results.
The men's and women's India A hockey teams on Saturday left the country to take part in the Australian Hockey League.
Pakistan Hockey Federation president Khalid Khokar threatened not to send its national team to India next year for the FIH World Cup without assurance of foolproof security and easy procurement visa.
Farhat Khan termed India as the toughest team on paper for next month's Asia Cup in Bangladesh. Pakistan have been placed in Pool A alongside India, Japan and hosts Bangladesh.
Pakistan will open their Asia Cup campaign against hosts Bangladesh on October 11 before squaring up against Japan on October 13 and India on October 15.
India have been placed in Pool B along side Western Australia, New South Wales, Northern Territory and Australian Central Territory. India will play their opening match of the tournament against Western Australia on September 29.
For India, Gurjit Kaur (7th and 11th minutes) and captain Rani (13th and 33rd minutes) scored twice to give the visitors their first win of the tour. It was a nervy last 10 minutes for the visitors as Belgium piled on some pressure to find the equaliser.
India announced an 18-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup which will be held in Dhaka from October 11 to 22. India will be led by Manpreet Singh while SV Sunil will be his deputy.
Goals from Ireen van den Assem (12th, 45th) and Imke Hoek (57th) were enough for the hosts to register the win against the visitors as Navdeep (47th) was the lone player to be on target for India.
PR Sreejesh has been out of the fray for five months due to a knee injury during the Azlan Shah Cup earlier in the year. He has since traveled with the Indian team for the Junior Hockey World Cup that they won.
Indian women's hockey team held on to a 2-2 draw against the Belgium junior men's team in a closely fought match in Antwerp with goals from Nikki Pradhan and Vandana Katariya.
Hockey India (HI) on Monday announced a 37-member core group for the junior men's national coaching camp which will take place at SAI centre in Lucknow till September 17 to prepare for the seventh Sultan of Johor Cup.
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Harendra Singh has expressed his hapiness on being named the coach of the India women's hockey team and he expects the players to deliver and earn their place at the top.
For India, Vandana Katariya and skipper Rani made promising forays into the striking circle. The duo even came close to converting a goal on two occasions but the Den Bosch custodian made a diving effort to deny India a goal.
The newly appointed Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced that women's coach Sjoerd Marijne will take charge of men's hockey team, while former junior coach Harinder Singh will be in charge of women's team.
Sjoerd Mrijne, current chief coach of India women's team, was appointed as the new coach of the men's senior team in place of sacked Roelant Oltmans and Harendra Singh will take charge of the women's team.
India will open they Hockey World League (HWL) Final campaign against current world champions Australia on December 1, according to the schedule announced by International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday.
In the second match of the day, Chandigarh XI too scored a 17-0 win over Karnal Hockey Academy. Sagar, Pratham, Toshant and Raman scored three goals each for the winning team.
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) officials will meet with the FIH President Narendra Batra to discuss participation of the Pakistan in next year's World Cup. PHF officials said they wanted to get guarantee from the FIH chief that Pakistan players will be issued visas to travel to India for the mega event.
In another match, SGPC Academy, Amritsar, scored a 2-0 win over Mohali Hockey Academy. Ranjodhdeep Singh scored the opening goal of the match in the 29th minute before Harpreet scored the second goal for the team in the 43rd minute.
Harendra Singh, who was associated with the senior men's team as national coach from 2009 to 2011, believes his credentials are at par with all the foreign coaches in the world and his application would be hard to ignore for Hockey India.
Hockey India invited applications for the vacant post of national men's team's chief coach in its website, just three days after removing Dutchman Roelant Oltmans unceremoniously from the helm of affairs.
Ajit scored his first goal in the sixth minute before slotting home another three goals in the match. Pandey, too, scored his first goal in the 16th minute of the match before scoring three more field goals later.
With Roelant Oltmans gone, there will be considerable pressure on the players as David John looks to ring in major changes. John hinted that Sardar might have to sacrifice his preferred position as centre-half for Manpreet Singh.
By sacking Roelant Oltmans, Hockey India has once again pressed the reset button, but the federation needs to take a good hard look at itself.
Dutchman Roelant Oltmans, who was formally shown the door on Saturday — becoming the seventh foreigner to be found wanting — had seemingly cracked the code, but he too suffered the same fate as his predecessors.
High performance director David John was named interim coach following the pink slip issued to Roelant Oltmans. He lists out the reasons why it was time for Dutchman to go.
Dutchman Roelant Oltmans talks about why Hockey India is wrong in thinking that he is not a result-oriented, why it is difficult to change the system and the difference of opinion he had with the Hockey India.
The decision to fire Roelant Oltmans as India's hockey coach was taken following a three-day review meeting chaired by High Performance Director David John, who will now be the interim coach till a successor is identified.
In seven years, the Indian men’s hockey team has seen as many as five foreign coaches - Jose Brasa, Michel Nobbs, Terry Walsh, Paul Van Ass and Oltmans, who is latest to be removed unceremoniously.
The decision was taken after a three-day meeting of the Hockey India High Performance and Development Committee, which concluded on Saturday. John will be in charge of the team till a suitable replacement is found for a smooth transition.