Ritu Rani to lead Indian hockey eves in Italy tour

 Ritu Rani will lead a 18-member Indian hockey team for the five-match Test tour of Italy to be played in Rome from December 1 to 12.

Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy
Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy

The Indian women's hockey team will visit Italian capital Rome for training and to play test matches Dec 1-12 to prepare for the World League Round 2.

HI announces junior team for tour of Australia
HI announces junior team for tour of Australia

 Harjeet Singh will lead India's 18-member junior men's squad during a training-cum-competition trip to Gold Coast Australia from December 2 to 13 as part of the team's build up for the Asia cup next year.

Hockey India League announces panel of Indian officials for 2015 event
Hockey India League announces panel of Indian officials for 2015 event

With the third edition of the Hero Hockey India League fast approaching, the organisers on Friday announced the panel of Indian officials for the tournament scheduled from January 22 to February 22.

Sourav Ganguly to pitch for hockey, inaugurate Beighton Cup on Nov 24
Sourav Ganguly to pitch for hockey, inaugurate Beighton Cup on Nov 24

 After football, former India captain Sourav Ganguly would be seen promoting hockey when he will inaugurate the main round of the 119th All India Beighton Cup Hockey Tournament on November 24.

The ball is now in Terry Walsh's court, says SAI
The ball is now in Terry Walsh's court, says SAI

With Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal agreeing in principle to Terry Walsh's demands, the ball is now in the Australian's court to take a call on whether to continue as India's chief hockey coach and the SAI expects him to make up his mind in the next 4-5 days.

Pakistan in crisis ahead of FIH Champions Trophy
Pakistan in crisis ahead of FIH Champions Trophy

With the FIH Champions Trophy a little more than two weeks away, the Pakistani hockey players are headed for a showdown with their national federation (PHF) over its failure to award them new contracts and non-payment of dues.

Hockey India League appoints Henrik Ehlers as Umpires Manager for 2015 season
Hockey India League appoints Henrik Ehlers as Umpires Manager for 2015 season

Denmark's Henrik Ehlers was on Wednesday appointed as the Umpires Manager for the next edition of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL), starting January 22 next year.

SAI committee meets Sports Minister regarding Terry Walsh's proposal, resignation
SAI committee meets Sports Minister regarding Terry Walsh's proposal, resignation

The six-member committee, constituted by Sports Authority of India (SAI) to study the proposals of Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh, met the Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday.

Terry Walsh quits as chief coach of Indian hockey team
Terry Walsh quits as chief coach of Indian hockey team

Indian hockey national coach Terry Walsh on Tuesday quit from his post after the demands put by him were not met by the Indian authorities.

BPCL shoot down Indian Oil for Gold Cup Hockey title
BPCL shoot down Indian Oil for Gold Cup Hockey title

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Bangalore lifted the All-India Bombay Gold Cup Hockey Championship trophy by dethroning holders Indian Oil, Mumbai 10-9 via sudden death in the final here on Sunday.

Hockey India League gears up for 'Players Closed Bid 2014'
Hockey India League gears up for 'Players Closed Bid 2014'

 With successful closing of today's Franchise Workshop, the Hockey India League now prepares for the Players Closed Bid 2014, scheduled to take place on November 15, for its third edition of the League.

Panel on Terry Walsh issue to meet again on Nov 17
Panel on Terry Walsh issue to meet again on Nov 17

 The three-member panel formed to look into the demands of Terry Walsh to stay on as the chief coach of the national hockey team could not arrive at a decision on the issue on Friday and fixed another meeting on Monday.

Ticket sale for Champions Trophy Hockey begins
Ticket sale for Champions Trophy Hockey begins

Hockey India on Thursday announced the beginning of ticket sales for the FIH Champions Trophy which starts from December 6 here.

Indian junior eves draw 2-2 with New Zealand, lose series 0-3
Indian junior eves draw 2-2 with New Zealand, lose series 0-3

India's junior women's hockey team played out a 2-2 draw against hosts New Zealand but lost the six-match Test series 0-3 at at the TET Multisports Centre in Stratford, New Zealand.

HHIL appoints Craig Gribble as Lead Umpires Manager for 2015
HHIL appoints Craig Gribble as Lead Umpires Manager for 2015

Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) on Wednesday appointed New Zealand's Craig Gribble as the Lead Umpires Manager for the 2015 edition of the franchise-based event.

Settled defence has been a plus for the team: V Raghunath
Settled defence has been a plus for the team: V Raghunath

 A settled defensive line up has been a big advantage for the Indian team in its resurgence in world hockey, feels seasoned full back V Raghunath.

Indicator of progress will be win vs Australia in CT: Roelant Oltmans
Indicator of progress will be win vs Australia in CT: Roelant Oltmans

 Indian hockey's high performance director Roelant Oltmans says the team's series win over Australia is a positive sign but repeating the feat against the World Champions in the upcoming Champions Trophy will determine the squad's progress.

HIL names Hawke, Balakrisnan as assistant tournament directors
HIL names Hawke, Balakrisnan as assistant tournament directors

 Continuing with its bid to have world class officials on board, Hockey India League on Tuesday announced the appointment of Gavin Hawke and Muthukumar Balakrisnan as Assistant Tournament Directors for the third edition, to be held from January 22 to February 22.

Australia series win motivation for Champions Trophy: Sardar Singh
Australia series win motivation for Champions Trophy: Sardar Singh

Indian men's hockey captain Sardar Singh said on the team's return home from Australia Tuesday that the 3-1 series win Down Under will act as a motivation for them ahead of the prestigious Champions Trophy.