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Hockey player Navjot Kaur ruled out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games

July 30, 2022 8:55:53 pm

"Experienced player Navjot Kaur had tested positive for Covid 19, however is showed no symptoms," read a Hockey India statement on the 27-year-old who had been in isolation for the past two days.

Indian women look to bury WC ghosts, seek Tokyo inspiration to end medal drought

July 28, 2022 3:04:36 pm

Just like their male counterparts, the Indian women returned empty-handed from the last edition of the Games in Gold Coast, finishing fourth after being routed 0-6 by England in the bronze medal play-off match.

Comedy of errors: Confusion reigns supreme in Pakistan hockey federation

July 26, 2022 9:42:37 pm

On Saturday, the denotified President of the PHF, Brig (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokar announced the appointment of former international, Saeed Khan as the new secretary-general in place of Asif Bajwa.

Concerned over India’s ability to host the World Cup: International Hockey Federation

July 21, 2022 7:37:16 am

FIH chief executive says Court-appointed CoA has ignored them, says meeting with govt and Indian officials in August could determine the fate of World Cup.

FIH appoints Egypt’s Seif Ahmed as acting president following Batra’s resignation

July 20, 2022 7:36:36 pm

Ahmed played for Egypt's national team in 1968 and has a long association with the sport as an umpire and technical official.

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Narinder Batra resigns as FIH president, gives up IOC membership

July 18, 2022 1:22:10 pm

In three separate letters, Batra officially tendered his resignations from the IOA, IOC and FIH respectively.

How a near-death accident and an unconventional coach, a Hindi teacher, shaped hockey forward Abhishek’s career

July 17, 2022 7:58:50 pm

Guided by a Hindi teacher who became a hockey coach, Abhishek overcame a life-threatening injury to become one of the young stars of Indian hockey

Hold elections to avoid jeopardising World Cup ’23: FIH to tell Hockey India CoA

July 16, 2022 10:33:12 pm

The High Court held that HI's appointment of Batra as its life member and Elena Norman as CEO were illegal, and thus the administrative setup of the national federation was erroneous or illegal.

Goal is to win gold in Birmingham CWG: India men’s hockey team VC Harmanpreet Singh

July 15, 2022 7:09:28 pm

The 26-year old exuded confidence that the Indian team will be able to buck the trend in the Birmingham CWG starting later this month.

Women’s hockey World Cup: India take two steps forward, one back

July 12, 2022 11:44:26 pm

Despite winning dozens of penalty corners during the World Cup, India were undone by their inability to convert the chances.

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India’s World Cup dream ends after loss to Spain in crossover match

July 11, 2022 11:17:58 am

The Indian women's hockey team crashed out of the FIH World Cup title race after losing 0-1 to co-hosts Spain in a hard-fought crossover match

Watch: Chilean player proposes to boyfriend after scoring a goal in Women’s Hockey World Cup

July 8, 2022 4:52:38 pm

Francisca Tala, who scored the solitary goal against the defending champions proposed to her boyfriend after the match.

India register second draw in Women’s Hockey WC, held 1-1 by China

July 5, 2022 11:20:02 pm

Vandana Katariya gave India the equaliser with 34 seconds left in the third quarter after China had taken the lead in the 25th minute.

Points shared by India, England, but points to ponder

July 4, 2022 9:03:02 am

India open World Cup campaign with 1-1 draw with Olympic nemesis, but need to improve quickly for a worthwhile challenge against China.

Long Read: How a training system common in football is helping India’s women’s hockey team become faster and more accurate

July 3, 2022 5:56:35 pm

Ahead of the FIH women's World Cup, the Janneke Schopman-coached team imported football training technology to help women hockey players scan the field in a blink of an eyelid, make fewer touches on the ball and craft a good pass in a split second

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Women’s Hockey WC: India eye revenge against England in opener

July 2, 2022 12:37:23 pm

The Indian women's hockey team would be eager to settle scores against a side which shattered their bronze medal hopes in last year's Tokyo Olympics.

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Five members of Indian men’s hockey team test positive for Covid-19

June 30, 2022 2:04:27 pm

The Indian men's team is currently in Bengaluru preparing for next month's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Contemporaries mourn World Cup winner Varinder’s demise

June 29, 2022 7:25:35 am

Singh, 75, was a gold medallist at the 1975 Kuala Lumpur Hockey World Cup and won bronze at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Hockey player Birender Lakra accused of involvement in murder of friend

June 28, 2022 7:24:04 pm

Lakra's friend was found dead inside his flat in Bhubaneswar in February this year

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Olympic medallist hockey player Varinder Singh passes away

June 28, 2022 2:16:46 pm

Varinder Singh was part of the gold-medal winning Indian team at the 1975 men's Hockey World Cup

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Hockey joins raft of sports reviewing transgender policy

June 22, 2022 2:57:29 pm

The International Hockey Federation (IHF) will review their policy on the involvement of transgender athletes in women's sport.

Unfit Rani misses out as India name tried and tested squad for women’s hockey WC

June 21, 2022 9:06:59 pm

Besides Rani's exclusion, there are no further surprises as India went or a tried and tested squad, which has been playing together for a long time.

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Indian junior women’s hockey team holds Netherlands 2-2 in U-23 tournament

June 21, 2022 10:44:46 am

The Indians were under immense pressure from the very onset as the Netherlands earned back-to-back penalty corners in the opening five minutes.

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India name full-strength men’s squad for CWG, Manpreet returns as captain

June 20, 2022 11:05:16 pm

Hockey India (HI) had initially decided to send a second-string team to the CWG due to the short turnaround time between the Birmingham event and the Hangzhou Asian Games, which is a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Indian women’s team registers famous win over Olympic silver medalist Argentina in FIH Pro League

June 18, 2022 8:07:43 pm

Gurjit's (37th, 61st minutes) two penalty corner conversions and Lalremsiami's (4th) field strike cancelled out Agustina Gorzelany's (22, 37th, 45th) hat-trick to take the match into the shoot-out.