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Pakistan hockey coach issues written apology over obscene gestures by players
Pakistan hockey coach issues written apology over obscene gestures by players

Pakistan hockey coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Sunday issued an official apology to FIH and Hockey India for the rude and obscene behavior of his players after their win against India in the semi-final of the FIH Men's Champions Trophy 2014 on Saturday.

FIH suspends 2 Pakistani hockey players for indecent behaviour
FIH suspends 2 Pakistani hockey players for indecent behaviour

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Sunday suspended two Pakistani players Amjad Ali and Mohammad Tousiq from playing in the Champions Trophy final after they were found guilty of making obscene gestures towards spectators following their semi-final win against India.

No FIH event in India till Pak players are punished: Hockey India
No FIH event in India till Pak players are punished: Hockey India

Taking strong exception to FIH's "weak" censure to Pakistani players for their obscene behaviour after beating India in the Champions Trophy semifinal, Hockey India on Sunday decided that it would not host any event sanctioned by the world body until strong punishment is handed out to the offenders.

Hockey India ends all ties with arch-rivals Pakistan
Hockey India ends all ties with arch-rivals Pakistan

Hockey India announced on Sunday of its decision to end all ties with Pakistan after their players made obscene gestures towards Indian fans and media after their win over India in the semi-final clash of Champions Trophy.

FIH orders inquiry into Pakistani players' indecent behaviour
FIH orders inquiry into Pakistani players' indecent behaviour

Pakistani players shamelessly hurled obscene gestures towards Indian fans and media after their win over India but no action will be taken against them as their coach Shahnaz Sheikh has apologised to the FIH for the incident.

FIH chief Leandro Negre defends eight-team format in CT
FIH chief Leandro Negre defends eight-team format in CT

The new format of the Champions Trophy might have come in for criticism from some coaches but International Hockey Federation President Leandro Negre on Saturday defended it, saying that increasing the number of teams to eight has raised television viewership of the tournament.

Coaches unhappy with 8-team format in Champions Trophy, want old system
Coaches unhappy with 8-team format in Champions Trophy, want old system

The new format of the men's Champions Trophy hockey competed by eight countries today came in for criticism from the coaches of the participating teams who all feel that the current system was "unfair" and want to return to the old six-team format.

Pakistan to clash with Belgium in Champions Trophy opener
Pakistan to clash with Belgium in Champions Trophy opener

Aiming to better their third-place finish in the last edition of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament, Pakistan will take on Belgium in the opening match at Kalinga Stadium, here on Saturday.

International Hockey Federation allows defenders to use metal grills during penalty corner
International Hockey Federation allows defenders to use metal grills during penalty corner

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to allow the defenders wear protective metal grills while trying to stop the powerful dragflicks during penalty corner conversion.

Belgium stuns Germany 4-0; Australia blanks Argentina 2-0
Belgium stuns Germany 4-0; Australia blanks Argentina 2-0

Belgium notched up a stunning 4-0 win over Germany in their first practice match, while Australia blanked Argentina 2-0 in another warm-up game ahead of FIH Men's Champions Trophy here Thursday.

India determined to give tough fight to rivals in Champions Trophy: Roelant Oltmans
India determined to give tough fight to rivals in Champions Trophy: Roelant Oltmans

India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans on Tuesday said the hosts are determined to give a tough fight to their opponents and are geared up to face world no. 3 Germany in their opening match of the FIH Champions Trophy to be held here from December 6-14.

FIH Champions Trophy: Hot Bhubaneswar weather will be a challenge: Eng, Oz skippers
FIH Champions Trophy: Hot Bhubaneswar weather will be a challenge: Eng, Oz skippers

 The relatively hot weather conditions here will be a challenge for the overseas teams during the prestigious FIH Champions Trophy, which begins at the Kalinga Stadium on December 6, feels the skippers of Australia and England sides.

Indian players miss Terry Walsh, but say it shouldn't affect Champions Trophy performance
Indian players miss Terry Walsh, but say it shouldn't affect Champions Trophy performance

Terry Walsh's sudden exit as Indian hockey team's chief coach seems to have left a long lasting effect on the players, who said they were missing the Australian's services ahead of the FIH Champions Trophy.

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.

FIH gives its President's Award to Narinder Batra
FIH gives its President's Award to Narinder Batra

 In an honour for Narinder Batra, the Hockey India chief has been awarded the prestigious President's Award by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) at the conclusion of its Congress here.

Big honour to lead India in Asiad opening ceremony: Sardar Singh
Big honour to lead India in Asiad opening ceremony: Sardar Singh

The honour to carry India's flag in the opening ceremony of 17th Asian Games couldn't have come at a better time for hockey team skipper Sardar Singh, who feels it will not only spur him but the entire squad to break its 16-year gold jinx in the continental event.

New rule will work in our favour in Asian Games: P R Sreejesh
New rule will work in our favour in Asian Games: P R Sreejesh

With new rules set to be introduced in the upcoming Asian Games, India's vice captain P R Sreejesh feels the change in format will work in their favour in Incheon as they have hands-on experience of playing a game of four quarters, courtesy Hockey India League.

SAI approves junior men's camp, impasse over Johor Cup over
SAI approves junior men's camp, impasse over Johor Cup over

The uncertainty over India's participation in the Sultan of Johor Cup men's junior hockey tournament is over as the Sports Authority of India, after much dilly-dallying, has finally approved the national camp to be held here from September 13 to October 9.

Six African teams for Nairobi World Hockey League

Six teams have confirmed participation in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Hockey League Series in Nairobi from Sep 2-7.

Planning to call it quits within next two months, says Jamie Dwyer

Legendary Australian hockey player Jamie Dwyer is all set to call time on his illustrious career within next two months, ruling out any possibility of representing the `Kookaburras` in their Champions Trophy defence in India later this year.