Coaching should be left to coaches: Ric Charlesworth
Coaching should be left to coaches: Ric Charlesworth

 Ric Charlesworth, one of the greatest hockey minds, feels all is not lost for the Indian team ahead of next year's Rio Olympics but called on the administrators of the game in the country to stop sacking coaches needlessly.

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.

Indian Oil defend Murugappa Hockey title
Indian Oil defend Murugappa Hockey title

Former India skipper Deepak Thakur led Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Mumbai from the front as the defending champions held on to their guns to edge past Army XI 3-2 in the final of the 89th MCC Murugappa Hockey Tournament here on Sunday.

Half of Cuba men's hockey team defects
Half of Cuba men's hockey team defects

Half of the Cuban men`s field hockey team at the Pan American Games in Toronto defected to the United States, a player and sources close to the Cuban delegation said Saturday.

India men lose 0-3 to England in Volvo Invitational, finish 4th
India men lose 0-3 to England in Volvo Invitational, finish 4th

India U-21 men's hockey team lost their third place play-off match to England 0-3 at the Volvo Invitational championship here on Saturday.

Army XI to meet IOC in final of Murugappa Hockey
Army XI to meet IOC in final of Murugappa Hockey

Former champions Army XI will meet Indian Oil Corporation (Mumbai) in the final of the glittering 89th Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament here on Sunday.

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.

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.

Indian men rise to 8, women static at 13th in new FIH rankings
Indian men rise to 8, women static at 13th in new FIH rankings

 India climbed up a rung to occupy the eighth spot in the men's section, while the eves remained static at 13th position in the latest International Hockey Federation (FIH) rankings issued.

India goes down to China 2-4 in Volvo Invitational U-21
India goes down to China 2-4 in Volvo Invitational U-21

After drawing level with Germany in their last game, India U-21 women's team went down fighting against China 2-4 in the Volvo Invitational U-21 hockey Tournament here.

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.

Indian colts lose 1-2 to The Netherlands
Indian colts lose 1-2 to The Netherlands

 Indian colts suffered their second consecutive defeat in the Volvo Invitational Under-21 hockey tournament as they lost 1-2 to the hosts the Netherlands, here on Wednesday.

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 a good coach: Narinder Batra
Paul van Ass not a good coach: Narinder Batra

 A day after India's hockey coach Paul van Ass claimed that he has been fired from the job, Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra on Tuesday hit back at the Dutchman, saying that he was not a "good coach" and his fate would be decided by a special committee on Friday.

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.