FIH promotes Deepak to International Outdoor Umpire
FIH promotes Deepak to International Outdoor Umpire

 Hockey India's national-level umpire Deepak Joshi has been promoted to the International Outdoor Umpire panel by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Wednesday.

MHAL need not follow National Sports Code, says secretary Ram Singh Rathor

Mumbai Hockey Association Limited (MHAL), affiliated to Hockey India which is governed by the National Sports Development Code (NSCI), 2011, does not have to follow it, their newly elected secretary claimed here today.

MHAL need not follow National Sports Code, says secretary Ram Singh Rathor

Mumbai Hockey Association Limited (MHAL), affiliated to Hockey India which is governed by the National Sports Development Code (NSCI), 2011, does not have to follow it, their newly elected secretary claimed here today.

Tougher test awaits Indian men's hockey team in Spain
Tougher test awaits Indian men's hockey team in Spain

After a cruise against France, a tougher test awaits the Indian men's hockey team when it takes on Spain in a three-match series starting here on Monday.

Indian hockey in perpetual state of instability

"For Hockey India and SAI, the coaches are just puppets who should move according to their wishes," said Jose Brasa in a scathing indictment of Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra after news first emerged that Paul van Ass was set to go as Indian men's team's chief coach.

Indian hockey team to embark on Euro tour under Roelant Oltmans
Indian hockey team to embark on Euro tour under Roelant Oltmans

 A 21-member Indian men's hockey team will embark on a 15-day tour of Europe starting July 31 under the watchful guidance of High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans, who will also take over as the chief coach of the side after the unceremonious ouster of Paul Van Ass.

Hockey India confirms Dutchman Roelant Oltmans as new coach, replaces compatriot Paul van Ass
Hockey India confirms Dutchman Roelant Oltmans as new coach, replaces compatriot Paul van Ass

High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans was on Saturday appointed coach of the Indian hockey team, replacing Paul van Ass, who was unceremoniously sacked after a bitter spat with Hockey India President Narinder Batra.

Hockey India drops Gurbaj Singh for European tour, final call on his future before September camp
Hockey India drops Gurbaj Singh for European tour, final call on his future before September camp

Experienced right-half Gurbaj Singh has been dropped from India's upcoming European tour over disciplinary issues.

Gurbaj Singh faces disciplinary action for misbehaviour
Gurbaj Singh faces disciplinary action for misbehaviour

Senior India player Gurbaj Singh is in serious trouble as the Special Committee of Hockey India (HI) has recommended disciplinary action against him for "misbehaviour and creating disharmony within the team".

Paul van Ass lashes out at 'autocratic' Narinder Batra for sacking him as coach
Paul van Ass lashes out at 'autocratic' Narinder Batra for sacking him as coach

The special committe's recomendation to remove him as India's hockey coach did not come as a surprise to Paul van Ass, who said an "autocratic" Hockey India president Narinder Batra was just finding ways to officially sack him after the onfield spat in Antwerp.

Paul van Ass set to be formally axed as India hockey coach
Paul van Ass set to be formally axed as India hockey coach

India's hockey coach Paul van Ass is all set to be formally sacked following his bitter public spat with Hockey Indian President Narinder Batra after a special committee today recommended his removal from the post.

Hockey India special committee recommends removal of coach Paul van Ass
Hockey India special committee recommends removal of coach Paul van Ass

The nine-member special committee of Hockey India (HI) that met today recommended the removal of Paul van Ass as chief coach of the national men's hockey team.

Hockey India to 'officially' fire Paul van Ass today?
Hockey India to 'officially' fire Paul van Ass today?

The turmoil in Indian hockey just does not seem to come to a halt.

For Hockey India and SAI, coaches are puppets: Jose Brasa
For Hockey India and SAI, coaches are puppets: Jose Brasa

Former national team coach, Jose Brasa has supported Paul van Ass and urged Indian authorities to bring back the Dutchman for the sake of hockey.

Changing coaches frequently not good for National team: Balbir Singh Sr
Changing coaches frequently not good for National team: Balbir Singh Sr

Legendary hockey Olympian Balbir Singh Sr is extremely disappointed in the manner Hockey India has handled the Paul Van Ass issue making it clear that this frequent hire and fire policy would affect national team's performance with only one year left for Rio Olympics.

With Paul van Ass’ return unlikely, Roelant Oltmans emerges as front-runner for Hockey India job
With Paul van Ass’ return unlikely, Roelant Oltmans emerges as front-runner for Hockey India job

With little more than a year to the start of 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Hockey India will have a new coach to help the men's team.

Paul Van Ass not sacked, final decision to be taken on July 24: Narinder Batra
Paul Van Ass not sacked, final decision to be taken on July 24: Narinder Batra

Clearing the air in the Paul Van Ass' saga, Hockey India (HI) President Narindra Batra on Tuesday said that the coach was yet not sacked and the decision regarding his fate would be taken in a meeting scheduled for July 24.

Narinder Batra wants absolute power, coaches irrelevant for him
Narinder Batra wants absolute power, coaches irrelevant for him

Indian hockey needs a coach like Imran Khan. The benevolent former cricket dictator of Pakistan would not allow any cricket administrator in his country to monkey around him or his players as long as he was captain.

No communication yet on Paul van Ass' sacking: Sports Ministry
No communication yet on Paul van Ass' sacking: Sports Ministry

 Sports Ministry officials on Monday clarified that they are yet to receive any form of communication on Indian men's hockey team coach Paul van Ass, who claims to have been sacked by Hockey India.

Hockey India president Narinder Batra refutes reports of Van Ass' sacking
Hockey India president Narinder Batra refutes reports of Van Ass' sacking

Hockey India president Narinder Batra on Monday refuted reports that hockey chief coach Paul Van Ass has been sacked from his position.