PHF plans bilateral hockey with India, gets govt nod

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.

Sports federations should be headed by sports persons not by businessmen: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday blamed the administrators for the poor state of the national game, hockey, in the country.

K D Singh elected new IHF president

Rajya Sabha MP Kanwar Deep Singh was unanimously elected as the president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for a four-year term in the Annual General Meeting held on Monday.

IHF Prez congratulates Indian hockey team for Asia Cup show

Indian Hockey Federation President K D Singh on Monday congratulated the national team for finishing runners-up in the Asia Cup after a narrow loss to South Korea in the final in Ipoh, Malaysia.

IHF blames Haryana govt for change in Federation Cup venue

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.

Stop Pakistani players from participating in HIL: IHF

Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) on Monday asked Hockey India (HI) to immediately stop the participation of the Pakistani players in the Hockey India League.

FIH denies recognising IHF

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has rejected reports that it has given affiliation to the rebel IHF.

IHF ignored for IOA polls, Bhanot in electoral list from Delhi

Indian Hockey Federation will not take part in the upcoming elections of the Indian Olympic Association as the national apex body on Tuesday gave all the three eligible votes to rival Hockey India.

We want to revive hockey to its past glory, says new IHF prez

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.

R K Shetty resigns as IHF president

In a massive blow to the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), R K Shetty has resigned as its President citing "personal reasons".

IHF rejects IOA`s three-member panel

The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) Thursday rejected the three-member committee formed by the India Olympic Association (IOA) to sit in judgement over the running of India`s hockey affairs.

IOA Committee to decide who should run hockey in India

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.

I want to be part of hockey administration: Dhanraj Pillay

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

Government working towards resolving IHF-HI dispute: Maken

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.

Ministry rubbishes HI claim, says it`s out to scuttle WSH

The Sports Ministry on Monday strongly refuted Hockey India`s claim that it had refused permission for the national camp in Bangalore.

HI still waiting for Sport Ministry`s approval for Oly camp

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.

Maken supports WSH, lauds IHF for launching league

The inaugural World Series Hockey got the backing of Sports Ministry although the league has lost star Indian players due to a threat of ban from the FIH.

HI and IHF should reach an agreement in presence of FIH: Maken

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.

HC paves way for players` participation in World Series Hockey

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.

HI-IHF tussle take centre-stage over performance in 2011

Another year passed but the sorry state of Indian hockey refused to change.