The newly-built Kalinga Stadium of Bhubaneswar will stage the opening match, while capital's Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium will host the semifinals and final of the third edition of Hero Hockey India League to be held across the country from January 22 to February 22.
Discharging duel responsibility in a crucial tournament is not a new thing for Indian hockey's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans whose primary focus now is to prepare the team as best as he can for the Champions Trophy in the absence of just-retired coach Terry Walsh.
Striker Gurwinder Singh Chandi failed to make the cut as Hockey India announced a 18-member squad, led by Sadar Singh, for the eight-nation Hero Men's Champions Trophy to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 6-14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.