Birendra Lakra

Sardar Singh axed from India's squad for Hockey World League Final, Rupinder Pal Singh returns

Sardar Singh axed from India's squad for Hockey World League Final, Rupinder Pal Singh returns

Sardar is a former India captain and 2017 Khel Ratna award winner and was part of the 2017 Asia Cup that India won last month.

Nov 17, 2017, 11:32 AM IST
Indian hockey is back to top once again, feels British midfielder Ashley Jackson

Indian hockey is back to top once again, feels British midfielder Ashley Jackson

Jackson has been one of the most successful captains in the Hockey India League with his team Ranchi Rays winning the event on two occasions.

Jan 15, 2017, 23:55 PM IST
Four Nations Hockey: India thrash Malaysia 4-1 to bag bronze

Four Nations Hockey: India thrash Malaysia 4-1 to bag bronze

India kept up the pressure in the final quarter, desperate not to repeat the mistakes of yesterday.

Nov 27, 2016, 15:27 PM IST
PR Sreejesh, Deepika win Hockey India Player of the Year awards

PR Sreejesh, Deepika win Hockey India Player of the Year awards

Both Sreejesh and Deepika bagged Rs. 25 lakh and a trophy each for their achievement.

Mar 26, 2016, 19:13 PM IST
Hockey World League Final: Hosts India end on a high, pip Netherlands in shoot-out to clinch bronze medal

Hockey World League Final: Hosts India end on a high, pip Netherlands in shoot-out to clinch bronze medal

India prevailed 3-2 (5-5) in a penalty shoot-out against the Netherlands to clinch the bronze medal in the HWL Final in Raipur.
 

Dec 06, 2015, 21:36 PM IST
Hockey World League Finals: Resurgent India to face Argentina in opener

Hockey World League Finals: Resurgent India to face Argentina in opener

The Sardar Singh-led side also produced a commendable display in the preparatory three-Test series against world champions Australia.

Nov 26, 2015, 12:40 PM IST
Sardar Singh to lead India in Hockey World League Final

Sardar Singh to lead India in Hockey World League Final

The Indian team is slated for a three-match Test series against the mighty Australians from the November 19 to 23.

Nov 04, 2015, 13:17 PM IST
Ranchi Rays retains its best players for the HIL

Ranchi Rays retains its best players for the HIL

Defending champions Ranchi Rays have decided to retain their English captain Ashley Jackson and five other key players for the upcoming and the next season of the Hockey India League.

Aug 07, 2015, 15:43 PM IST
Defence structure needs to be strengthened: Birendra Lakra

Defence structure needs to be strengthened: Birendra Lakra

The Indian men's hockey team might have come up with a brilliant performance in the first match of the ongoing FIH World League Semi-Final 2015, but defender Birendra Lakra feels the side needs to work harder on its defence.

Jun 21, 2015, 18:34 PM IST
Japan hockey series good opportunity for India: Birendra Lakra

Japan hockey series good opportunity for India: Birendra Lakra

Indian hockey team defender Birendra Lakra said that their upcoming bilateral Test series against Japan is a good opportunity of getting the playing XI right.

May 01, 2015, 21:04 PM IST
Hockey India announces 25 probables for India-Japan series

Hockey India announces 25 probables for India-Japan series

Hockey India on Monday announced a list of 25 probables for the upcoming India-Japan series, to be played in Bhubaneswar from May 3 to 9, which will be in preparation for the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final (men), scheduled in June.

Apr 20, 2015, 18:24 PM IST
Focus is on improving of technical skills of players: Paul van Ass

Focus is on improving of technical skills of players: Paul van Ass

The Indian men's hockey team coach Paul van Ass says he is focussing on improving the technical skills of the players ahead of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be played at Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5-12.

Apr 01, 2015, 20:53 PM IST
Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

The legendary Balbir Singh Senior, member of three Olympic gold medal winning teams, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Hockey India Awards here on Saturday.

Mar 28, 2015, 19:21 PM IST
India hockey team to field full strength team for Azlan Shah Cup

India hockey team to field full strength team for Azlan Shah Cup

Ace midfielder Sardar Singh will lead a full strength Indian men's hockey team in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5 to 12.

Mar 25, 2015, 13:05 PM IST
Champions Trophy: Birendra Lakra still unfit, doubtful for tomorrow's game vs Belgium

Champions Trophy: Birendra Lakra still unfit, doubtful for tomorrow's game vs Belgium

Senior Indian defender Birendra Lakra is a doubtful starter in tomorrow's crucial quarterfinal clash against fourth-ranked Belgium as he is yet to recover from his back injury, said India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans.

Dec 10, 2014, 21:57 PM IST
We're determined to put up our best show, says V R Raghunath

We're determined to put up our best show, says V R Raghunath

Bruised and battered by the back-to-back defeats in the Champions Trophy hockey, India's experienced drag-flicker V R Raghunath said the hosts are keen to put up their "best show" in their last Pool B tie against World Cup silver medallist the Netherlands on Monday.

Dec 08, 2014, 21:15 PM IST
Odisha gives Rs 30 lakh cash prize to Birendra Lakra

Odisha gives Rs 30 lakh cash prize to Birendra Lakra

Ahead of the eight-nation Champion Trophy here, Odisha government on Thursday gave away cash award of Rs 30 lakh to Birendra Lakra, international hockey player from the state.

Dec 04, 2014, 19:03 PM IST
Working on new strategies: Hockey defender Birendra Lakra

Working on new strategies: Hockey defender Birendra Lakra

Indian hockey team defender Birendra Lakra Monday said that they are working on new strategies which will help them perform well in the Champions Trophy starting Dec 6 at the Kalinga Stadium here.

Dec 01, 2014, 18:32 PM IST
Indian hockey team preparing hard for German challenge

Indian hockey team preparing hard for German challenge

The Indian hockey team is training hard for their Champions Trophy opener against Germany here on December 6.

Nov 29, 2014, 20:03 PM IST
Asian Games: Indian hockey team's Birendra Lakra felicitated

Asian Games: Indian hockey team's Birendra Lakra felicitated

Rourkela Steel Plant on Monday felicitated Birendra Lakra, an alumnus of SAIL Hockey Academy, who was a part of the triumphant India team that defeated Pakistan in the final of men's hockey to bag the gold medal in Asian Games after 16 years.

Oct 06, 2014, 19:49 PM IST