India to endure Spanish challenge in Hockey World Cup opener | Hockey News

India is ready to open its hockey world cup campaign against Spain at the newly built Birsa Munda Hockey Rourkela Stadium on January 13 next year. The hosts will play their final two group matches against England at the same venue two days later on January 15 and then travel to Bhubaneswar where they will … Read more

HI president Dilip Tirkey wants to promote hockey in states like Punjab, UP, TN | Hockey News

GANDHINAGAR: Newly elected Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey said on Sunday that one of his priorities would be to promote grassroots hockey by installing more artificial turfs in states like Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. His immediate priority however is the Men’s World Cup to be held in Odisha in January next year. “States … Read more

Pakistan hockey players get arrears, PHF releases 15 million rupees | Hockey News

KARACHI: The pakistan hockey federation (PHF) finally settled its players’ dues, distributing around 15 million rupees to 30 athletes, who had not been paid for five months. A player confirmed receiving the payment and said it was difficult for all of them to survive without per diems or PHF fees for the past six months … Read more

Dilip Tirkey becomes first player-president of Hockey India | Hockey News

NEW DELHI: Former captain of India Dilip Tirkey Friday has become Hockey Indiaafter being elected unopposed to the top job, while another sportsman won the top job in a National Sports Federation (NSF). Hockey India’s elections were due to be held on October 1, but the results were announced in advance as there were no … Read more

IndiGo airlines charges star goalie and Olympian PR Sreejesh for 41-inch hockey stick, says only 38-inch allowed for free | Off the field News

BENGALURU: ONE 41 inches hockey stick resulted in Indian hockey goaltending ace and Olympic bronze medal PR Sreejesh be billed additionally by IndiGo Airlines at Bangalore Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) on Friday evening. The airline’s ground staff claimed that his stick exceeded the allowed limit by three inches and collected Rs 1,500 from the Olympian. … Read more

Odisha’s efforts for hockey have reflected in people supporting me, says new Hockey India president Dilip Tirkey | Hockey News

NEW DELHI: Following the shift in the country’s football administration, Indian hockey also has its first player-president, with the former national captain Dilip Tirkey be elected unopposed to the post of Hockey India (HI) president. Tirkey spoke to about his new position which comes with new challenges. HI’s elections were due to take place … Read more

Former India captain Dilip Tirkey elected Hockey India president | Hockey News

NEW DELHI: Former Indian hockey captain and member of the 1998 Asian Games gold medal team, Dilip Tirkeywas elected on Friday as Hockey India (HI) president, after two others, who had filed nominations for the post, withdrew ahead of the election. One of the most capped former players – Tikey played a record 412 international … Read more

Pro League will be good test ahead of World Cup: Mandeep Singh | Hockey News

BENGALURU: Indian star striker Mandeep Singh announced on Tuesday the next professional league will be an ideal platform to “test” yourself before the FIH World Cup marquee, which will be held in Odisha Next year. Ahead of the 2023 World Cup, the Indian team will compete in the Pro League from October 28 to November … Read more

Delhi High Court bars Sjoerd Marijne from publishing Gurjit Kaur’s medical condition | Hockey News

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday retained the former coach of India’s women’s hockey team, Sjoerd Marijne and his editor to mention the state of health of the famous national player Gurjit Kaur. A bench of judges Siddharth Mridul and Amit Sharma overturned a single judge’s order and granted an interim stay on … Read more

We lacked in finishing during CWG: Indian women’s team forward Navneet Kaur | Hockey News

BENGALERU: Indian women’s hockey team forward Navneet Kaur admitted on Monday that his side had failed to complete the World Cup and Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and that is an area that needs improvement in future tournaments. The team had a disappointing performance at the FIH Women’s World Cup jointly hosted by Spain and the … Read more