Sheikh said the celebrations have been the part of the game and his players were unnecessarily punished by the FIH.
Though this has been a good year for the men’s hockey team, they are still a work-in-progress.
The hefty price tag overtook Dutchman Teun de Nooijer’s $87,400 bid form the Uttar Pradesh Wizards.
Pakistan players’ real test was to be at the stadium, where the crowd welcomed them with unprecedented hostility.
With trauma of Pakistan loss still fresh in their minds, India lose 2-1 in bronze-medal playoff.
Muhammad Tousiq and Ali Amjad will miss the final later on Sunday against Germany.
The Pakistani players made obscene gestures towards Indian fans and media after their win Saturday night.
Pakistan coach Shahnaz Sheikh ran towards the players, slapped his second-choice goalkeeper Amjad Ali and ordered the rest of them to vacate the pitch.
India squander an early lead, concede late goal to go down to Pakistan 3-4 in a high-voltage semifinal.
Pakistan held their nerve to beat India 4-3 in the semifinal; Pakistan to face Germany, India face Australia.
Against an equally structure-less but dangerous Pakistan side, how well India retain their shape will be a crucial factor.
9-11 is usually referred to the infamous terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York.
The Pakistan Hockey Federation, cash-strapped and clueless, didn’t have the funds to send it's team across the border.
India looked erratic, gave away balls too cheaply and did not manage a shot on goal for almost the entire first quarter.
India come from 0-2 down to beat Belgium 4-2 and set a semis date with arch-rivals Pakistan on Saturday.
Pakistan's first win over the Dutch in the Champions Trophy in 16 years, a run dating back to 1998 edition.
Kemperman tweeted a picture of him sitting at the poolside of the hotel, with the words: “Only with the feet.”
Gurjinder Singh seems to have lost several kilos since making his senior team debut last year.
Manpreet Singh scored the 47th minute winner which brought India a much-needed win in this tournament.
Courtesy the result, India finished third in Pool B and will take on Belgium in the quarters on Thursday.
Post London Games, Charlesworth had made his intentions clear that he won’t stay beyond the Glasgow CWG.
Rasquinha said this during a series of tweets after the encounter. “As my session ended, Suhel Seth comes on stage and says, ‘don’t know what that bald guy was doing on a panel on sport, what’s he done”.
On two occasions that India took lead, Argentina replied with an equaliser within seconds. Argentina ultimately won 4-2.
India will face the Netherlands in their last pool match on Tuesday, which will decide their quarterfinal opponent.
Gaffe at the back with just 20 seconds left see hosts go down 1-0 to Germany in opener
An error of judgment in the final minute of the game cost Sreejesh and India, as Germany scored.
In its website, the FIH mentioned that it had come up for discussion at its recently concluded Annual Congress.
Despite rival’s poor form and inexperienced squad, hosts will be cautious in opener against Olympic champions.
India are placed in a tough Pool B in the 8-nation tournament alongside Germany, Netherlands and Argentina.
While the stadium is fit to host international tournaments, lack of infrastructure has been the biggest deterrent.
What initially looked like a minor niggle, though, has turned into a nightmare for the team.
India continued their good form and beat Australia 2-0 in their second practice match of Champions Trophy.
At Champions Trophy, Belgium look to confirm new-found status as hockey powers.
A strong field for the Champions Trophy will present a reality check for the Asian Games winners.
Plastic object thrown at Lionel Messi at Valencia, Deportivo fan death mar La Liga action.
Pakistan players had nearly boycotted the Champions Trophy because of the PHF’s inability to generate funds.