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Manpreet Singh to lead India against Belgium, Raj Kumar Pal the only newcomer

February 3, 2020 4:00:18 pm

The seasoned PR Sreejesh, Krishan Pathak, Gurinder Singh, Amit Rohidas, Surender Kumar, Jarmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh are also part of the squad.

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SAI gives Rani Rampal out-of-turn promotion after winning World Games Athlete of Year award

January 31, 2020 8:36:23 pm

Rani Rampal, who joined SAI as an assistant coach in 2015, has been promoted to the post of coach (Level-10), with immediate effect.

Focus on fitness and recovery ahead of Olympics: Rani Rampal

Rani Rampal first-ever hockey player to win ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’ award

January 30, 2020 9:41:18 pm

The World Games announced the winner on Thursday after 20 days of polling by sports fans world-wide.

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Indian women’s hockey team lose 0-1 to New Zealand

January 29, 2020 2:39:05 pm

India were quick to get off the blocks on an attacking mode, winning a PC in the second minute of play but they missed the chance to convert it and put New Zealand on the back foot.

Former women’s hockey team captain Sunita Chandra passes away

January 27, 2020 8:40:48 pm

Expressing grief, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath described Chandra as an "excellent player" and called her the "pride of the country".

Indian women’s hockey team lose 1-2 to New Zealand

January 27, 2020 4:17:25 pm

The Indians had earlier defeated New Zealand Development squad 4-0 in the opening match of the tour.

Focus on fitness and recovery ahead of Olympics: Rani Rampal

Rani Rampal strikes twice as Indian women’s hockey team begin New Zealand tour with 4-0 win

January 25, 2020 11:09:27 am

India played with an intent to win after arriving here on Thursday for the tour where they will play the hosts in four matches and Great Britain in one match.

Good start against higher-ranked teams matter a lot, feels Rani Rampal

January 22, 2020 2:16:38 pm

The Indian women national hockey team will take on New Zealand in four matches and then play against Great Britain's national squad during a 10-day tour that ends on February 5.

Aggressive Approach: With focus on basics and forward passing, Reid’s India goes on attack

January 21, 2020 8:50:33 am

Within days of taking charge of the Indian set-up last May, the 55-year-old Australian laid down a similar challenge.

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.