Naved Alam, a strong fullback had just started his chemotherapy in Lahore on Monday, after which his condition deteriorated.
Naveed Alam's sister, Nargis told the media that Naveed needed four million Pakistani rupees for treatment of his blood cancer and his financial condition was not stable.
Keshav Datt was a member of the Indian hockey team that won the gold medal at the 1948 London Olympics.
The mid-fielder becomes only the sixth Indian hockey player to be named the flag bearer of the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony of the Olympics.
Shivendra Singh said it took him some time to adjust to the new role of a coach but he is relishing the responsibility now.
The Indian hockey team are being considered as serious medal contenders and one of the prime reason for that is the flamboyant Kerala custodian's presence.
India reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup in Bhubaneswar and performed well in the FIH Hockey Pro League earlier this year, beating reigning Olympic champions Argentina.
The 21-year-old created history when she became the first female player from Mizoram to be picked for the Olympics.
The Olympic-bound Indian team has five defenders, five midfielders and as many forwards.
Neha Goyal's journey: From working alongside her mother and sisters at the cycle factory straightening spokes for about Rs 2,000 a month to Team India, it has been an incredible journey for the promising midfielder.
The eight Olympic debutants include drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur, Udita, Nisha, Neha, Navneet Kaur, Sharmila Devi, Lalremsiami, the first player hailing from Mizoram in the team, and Salima Tete.
In an insightful conversation with 'Hockey Te Charcha', a podcast series initiated by Hockey India ahead of the Olympics, Oltmans emphasized that mental toughness will be a deciding factor for any team to succeed in Tokyo.
Manpreet Singh said the team is leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Tushar Khandekar said players understand what small mistakes can do in big-ticket events such as the Olympics
Though the final playbook for the Olympics is yet to be published, the FIH has asserted that matches will not be postponed or rescheduled if one or more players test positive for Covid-19
India coach faces the unenviable task of trimming the squad with an eye on Covid regulations.
Eldest daughter of triple Olympic gold medal winner and former Indian hockey captain, Padma Shri Balbir Singh Senior, remembers her father on his first death anniversary, May 25
Three-time Olympic gold medal-winning hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr had passed away on May 25 last year.
P R Sreejesh was on Thursday appointed as a member of the FIH Athletes' Committee during the virtual meeting of the world body's Executive Board.
India Women have established themselves as strong contenders in Asia having won one gold (1982), two silver (1998, 2018) and three bronze medals (1986, 2006, 2014) in the Asian Games.
The Indian women's team has made rapid strides at the world level with significant performances in major tournaments over the past three to four years.
The Tokyo Olympics are to be held from July 23 to August 8.
India have won eight gold medals in the past, but their last top finish came way back in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
Former India hockey player and coach MK Kaushik on Saturday died after battling COVID-19 for the past three weeks.
Both were members of the 1980 Moscow Olympics winning team, the last of India's eight gold medals.