Pakistan hockey chief coach Shahnaz Shaikh has claimed that there was a conspiracy against his team following the suspension of Mohammad Tousiq and Amjad Ali meted out in the recently held Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar.
If everything goes according to plan, Indian men's hockey team is expected to get a new foreign coach within a month, that is by the time the third season of Hockey India League (HIL) starts on January 22.
A grand welcome planned for Pakistan's hockey team which won a silver medal in Champions Trophy was on Tuesday called off after a brazen Taliban attack on a military-run school that killed at least 160 people, mostly children.
Belgian sharp shooter Tom Boon, bought by Dabang Mumbai for a highly lucrative USD 103,000 to play in the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL), on Monday said that he was impressed with the performance of Sardar Singh-led national team in the just-concluded Champions Trophy.
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.
Olympic champions Germany clinched the Hero Champions Trophy title with a convincing 2-0 win over Pakistan in the summit clash, snapping their five-year old jinx in the elite eight-nation event at the packed Kalinga Stadium, here on Sunday.
India wasted a golden opportunity to break their 32-year-old medal jinx in the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament after going down to Australia 1-2 in a hard-fought bronze medal play-off match of the eight-nation meet here on Sunday.
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.
The Netherlands salvaged a fifth place finish at the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy with a 4-1 win over Argentina, scoring four times in the final quarter to turn things around at the Kalinga Stadium here Sunday.
Security has been tightened for Champions Trophy hockey final between Pakistan and Germany here on Sundau particularly in view of unpleasant scenes witnessed after a high voltage India-Pak semi final last night.
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 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.
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.
A misfiring India squandered a golden opportunity to create history as they went down 3-4 against arch-rivals Pakistan in a high-voltage semifinal of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament, here on Saturday.
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.