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Monday, January 20, 2020


Hockey Australia thanks Hockey India for bushfire donation

January 20, 2020 3:20:25 pm

To support the victims of the Australian bushfires — which has destroyed more than 2,500 homes, killed more than 30 people and millions of animals — Hockey India donated USD 25,000 to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal.

Repeat win: India beat Holland, this time via the shootouts

January 20, 2020 8:41:08 am

In the tie-breaker— Pro League’s format is such that a result is mandatory for all games—Sreejesh denied three Dutchmen while Vivek Sagar Prasad, Gurjant Singh and Akashdeep Singh converted.

FIH Pro League: India wins shootout against Netherlands to collect 2 points

January 19, 2020 7:59:49 pm

India secured two points from the match (including the bonus point for winning the shoot-out), while the Netherlands got one point as the scoreline was 3-3 at the regulation time.

India thrash Netherlands 5-2 in FIH Pro League debut

January 18, 2020 10:53:24 pm

The Indian men's hockey team made a dream debut at the FIH Pro League, beating world number three Netherlands 5-2 in the opening match of the two-game encounter in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

Rani Rampal to lead Indian women’s hockey team in NZ tour

January 14, 2020 3:56:13 pm

India's first match of the tour is against the New Zealand development squad on January 25, followed by games against the New Zealand women's team on January 27 and 29.

Rani Rampal nominated for ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’

January 10, 2020 3:35:05 pm

In all, 25 athletes have been nominated for this award from their respective sports by their international federations and in Rani's case, the FIH has recommended her name for the award

India women’s hockey team defender Sunita Lakra announces retirement due to injury breakdown

January 2, 2020 4:40:23 pm

In the team since 2008, Sunita Lakra captained India during the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy, leading the side to a second-place finish in the event.

I believe we can play the final of Tokyo Olympics: hockey captain Manpreet Singh

January 1, 2020 5:43:25 pm

Reviewing the year gone by, Manpreet said 2019 has been productive for the team in terms of its performances despite not getting enough opportunities to compete in high-level international tournaments.

2019, the year of hope, optimism in Indian hockey

December 30, 2019 8:02:07 pm

While the men's team handed Russia an 11-3 drubbing on aggregate to seal their Tokyo tickets, the women outwitted USA 6-5 on aggregate to seal only their third Olympic spot ever.

India men’s hockey team to face NZ, women to play Netherlands in Olympic openers

December 17, 2019 10:01:44 pm

According to the match schedule of next year's Olympics released by FIH, both the Indian teams will open their campaigns on the first day of hockey competitions on July 25, 2020.

FIH unveils new match-based world ranking system for 2020

December 13, 2019 3:07:14 pm

The new system will come into effect from January 1 next year. The FIH said the new world ranking system has been launched after 12 months of painstaking research, analysis and testing.

Hockey India suspends 11 players after violence in Nehru Cup final

December 10, 2019 9:58:06 pm

The players of the two teams, Punjab Armed Police and Punjab National Bank, had exchanged blows and fought with sticks inside the turf during the Nehru Cup finals last month.

India win three-Nations hockey tournament despite loss to Australia

December 8, 2019 12:04:44 pm

India had seven points from four matches, ahead of hosts Australia on goal difference, with New Zealand finishing third with only three points from their four matches.

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India beat New Zealand 4-1 in 3-Nations women’s junior hockey tournament

December 7, 2019 2:04:27 pm

Sharmila Devi struck twice as the Indian junior women's hockey team secured a superb 4-1 win over New Zealand in its third match of the 3-Nations Tournament at Canberra in Australia on Saturday.

Bhubaneswar, Rourkela to host 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup

November 27, 2019 8:58:45 pm

India will host the Men's Hockey World Cup for the second consecutive time in 2023. The tournament will be held from January 13 to 29.

Players come to blows in Nehru hockey final

November 26, 2019 8:00:00 am

Punjab Police and Punjab National Bank get involved in a brawl, prompting organisers to suspend them; HI action awaited.

India clubbed with Argentina, Australia in Tokyo Olympics men’s hockey pools

November 23, 2019 11:09:17 pm

India has been clubbed along with defending champions Argentina and world number one side Australia in Pool A of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics men's hockey competition.

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Fitness will be key to India’s consistency in run-up to Tokyo Olympics: Sjoerd Marijne

November 23, 2019 3:45:00 pm

Fitness will be key as the Indian women's hockey team eye consistency in the run-up to next year's Tokyo Olympics, chief coach Sjoerd Marijne said on Saturday.

Bhubaneswar to host India’s home matches in Hockey Pro League

November 18, 2019 9:39:28 pm

After becoming a hockey hub in recent past, Bhubaneswar will host the Netherlands first in the second edition of the Hockey Pro League on January 18.

Graham Reid to focus on individual improvement during men’s hockey national camp

November 18, 2019 3:53:10 pm

After securing a Tokyo Olympics berth in the qualifiers against Russia, the team is currently undergoing a three-week training and conditioning camp in Bhubaneshwar which will conclude on December 8.