Australian Terry Walsh, who resigned as Indian men's hockey team chief coach on Tuesday because of a "pay dispute", hinted that he was ready to reconsider his decision if he was given a new contract on his terms and conditions by the Sports Authority of India.
Hockey fans will get to see the prestigious Champions Trophy matches, to be held Dec 6-14 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, with the cheapest ticket costing only Rs.20 while the least-expensive ticket for the knock-out rounds will cost Rs.50.
Narinder Batra was elected unopposed as the president of the Hockey India on Monday while Mohammed Mushtaq Ahmad and Rajinder Singh were elected as new general secretary and treasurer respectively at the 4th Hockey India Congress, here.
Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra on Wednesday said that HI will not send any of its officials as a delegate at the expense of Indian Olympic Association at the Asian Games even while he slammed the sports ministry for "interference" on the issue.
At a time when the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) is in troubled waters with the reported withdrawl of two teams, Hockey India (HI) on Friday roped in Deccan Water Treatment Pvt Ltd as the owners of the Pune franchise, the new addition to the city-based tournament.
Hockey India on Wednesday described the government's decision to exclude its four key support staff, including a coach, from the Asian Games-bound contingent as "distraction", leaving its High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans in a state of "shock".
Uncertainty hovered over defending champion India's participation in next month's Sultan of Johor Cup junior hockey tournament as the national federation is yet to get the green signal from the Sports of Authority (SAI).
Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra on Thursday said the country should not expect a medal from the national teams in the upcoming Asian Games in the wake of government's "shoddy treatment" of the national sport.
Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra today hit back at Sports Authority of India's Director General Jiji Thomson, accusing the top SAI official of "telling lies" and misguiding the media as far as conducting camps were concerned.
A war of words have broken out between Hockey India and Sports Authority of India regarding the cancellation of junior women hockey team`s national camp with the SAI accusing HI of overshooting the allocated budget.
After a national hockey camp was not cleared by the government, Hockey India`s secretary general Narinder Batra today filed an RTI against Ajit Sharan, secretary, ministry of sports, and SAI director general Jiji Thomson.
With a Commonwealth Games silver proudly hanging by their necks, the Indian men`s hockey team returned home to a rousing welcome by Hockey India (HI), Indian Olympic Association (IOA), fans and friends at the Indira Gandhi International airport here on Tuesday.
A livid International Boxing Association today said it plans to sue Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra for alleging that AIBA accepted money to approve the ad-hoc `Boxing India` group for running the sport in the country following the federation`s termination.