HI recommends four players for Arjuna Award

Ace drag-flicker V R Raghunath, striker Dharamvir Singh, Tushar Khandekar and former skipper Bharat Chetri were today recommended by Hockey India for the prestigious Arjuna Award this year.

I`m not yet finished, insists Bharat Chetri

He was the numero uno goalkeeper for India before a slump in form cost him his place in the national hockey team, but former captain Bharat Chetri insists he is not finished yet.

Indian hockey skipper Bharat Chetri ties knot

Indian hockey team captain Bharat Chetri today tied the nuptial knot with a city-based girl Geeta in a low-key affair here.
The marriage was solemnised at Hotel Park View this evening in the presence of a restricted number of guests, mainly consisting of family members, a few of his India team-mates and Hockey India officials.

London: We could play just 30-35 per cent of our potential says Bharat Chetri

India captain Bharat Chetri doesn`t want to point fingers at any individual for the hockey team`s disastrous outing at the Olympic Games, instead he is forthcoming in accepting the blame and said the former champions could only play up to "30-35 per cent" of their potential in London

London Olympics 2012 Hockey: We`re not good enough to play in Olympics, says Chetri

India`s disastrous hockey campaign in the London Games ended with a humiliating bottom spot finish out of 12 competing nations.

2012 Olympics Hockey: Captain Chetri says Indian team not learning from mistakes

Indian hockey captain Bharat Chetri says the team is not learning from its mistakes and it is becoming a serious problem after three straight defeats in the Olympic Games.

Plenty left to play for: Chetri

Indian hockey team`s chances for a berth in the semifinals suffered a big jolt after losing 1-3 to New Zealand today but captain Bharat Chetri said that his side must not get dejected and they still have plenty to play for in the London Olympics here.

Hockey team practising Yoga to enhance mental strength

Set to return to the Olympic stage after eight years, the Indian hockey team is working hard on being a mentally strong unit by practising yoga and meditation.

India beat France 4-0 in 2nd match, pocket Test series 2-0

India overcame a defensive France 4-0 to make a clean sweep in the two-match friendly Test series ahead of next month`s London Olympics.

WB govt felicitates sportpersons

Bharat Chetri, who will lead the Indian hockey team at next month`s London Olympics, was among the 556 sportpersons who were awarded with a total purse of Rs 30 lakh during a feliciation ceremony by the West Bengal government at the Netaji Indoor stadium on Tuesday.

First target is Olympic semis: Chetri

Indian hockey team captain Bharat Chetri on Thursday said that their first target would be to make the semifinals at the London Olympics, to be held from July 27 to August 12.

Chetri to lead Indian hockey team in Europe

Goalkeeper Bharat Chetri has been retained captain of the Indian hockey team for the upcoming European tour.

India name 18-member squad for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey

India on Thursday named an 18-member hockey team with goalkeeper Bharat Chetri as captain to take part in the 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament to be held at Ipoh, Malaysia from May 24 to June 3.

Chetri to lead Indian hockey team in Four Nation Test Event

Experienced goalkeeper Bharat Chetri will lead an 18-member Indian team in the Men`s Four Nation Olympic Test Event to be held at London from May 2 to 6, Hockey India said today.

Singapore, Italy will be "practice matches", declares Chetri

India captain Bharat Chetri made it amply clear that he is treating the Olympic qualifying matches against minnows Singapore and Italy as mere "practice games".

Indian hockey must emerge from cricket`s shadow

Indian hockey has fallen on hard times but captain Bharat Chetri believes it is his destiny to lead the team to the London Olympics and snatch a new generation of players away from cricket`s grasp.

Need to handle pressure better in Oly qualifier: Chetri

Erstwhile hockey powerhouse India has the tendency to crumble in crunch situations and captain Bharat Chetri said his side will have to do away with the habit ahead of next month`s Olympic Qualifiers.

India outplayed 3-6 by New Zealand in Super Series Hockey 9s

A lacklustre India conceded three early goals as they were outplayed by New Zealand 3-6 in their opening match of Lanco International Super Series Hockey 9s tournament.

Hockey 9s event may prove to be beneficial for us: Chetri

India hockey captain Bharat Chetri feels that playing in the new format -- Hockey 9s Super Series -- will prove to be advantageous for India in the long run, including the Olympic Qualifier.

Chetri named captain as Sandeep, Sardara return for Oz tour

Veteran midfielder Ignace Tirkey has been appointed as Chetri`s deputy.