Keen to revive bilateral ties with India, the Pakistan Hockey Federation is planning to host the country for a Test series and has got the government`s clearance for it even though the dates are yet to be finalised.
The lackadaisical attitude of the Haryana government has forced the Indian Hockey Federation-backed Federation Cup tournament to be shifted to the Capital out of the state, the organisers of the event said here on Saturday.
Observing that hockey need not lag so much behind cricket in terms of popularity in the country, the new President of Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), V Dinesh Reddy said he would make every effort to bring back the past glory to the sport.
Under the directive of the International Hockey Federation, the Indian Olympic Association has set up a three-member committee to decide on who should run the game in the country out of the two warring bodies -- Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation.
Putting the blame squarely on the long-standing power struggle between Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation for the death of the national game, former captain Dhanraj Pillay on Thursday expressed his keen desire to join the administration of the sport
The government is working with the Indian Olympic Association, Indian Hockey Federation and Hockey India to facilitate a settlement that is acceptable to both the warring factions -- IHF and HI, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha.
Indian hockey team`s preparation for the London Olympics is in jeopardy as the Sports Ministry is yet to approve the training camp, which was scheduled to start at the SAI centre in Bangalore from Monday.
Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Thursday said that he would like to see the two warring factions -- Hockey India (HI) and Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) reach an agreement in the presence of FIH`s top officials, who are currently in the country for the ongoing Olympic qualifiers.
The Delhi High Court on Monday cleared the way for the players` participation in the World Series Hockey (WSH), a joint initiative of Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Nimbus Sport, if the tournament schedule does not clash with international commitments of the national team.