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Hockey India suspends 'indisciplined' Gurbaj Singh for 9 months

 Senior India hockey player Gurbaj Singh was on Monday suspended for nine months for indulging in groupism and creating disharmony within the team, a decision which might shatter the experienced midfielder's dream of playing in next year's Rio Olympics.

Aug 10, 2015, 17:37 PM IST

Frequent change of coaches destabilising Indian hockey: Terry Walsh

Paul van Ass' unceremonious sacking and frequent change of coaches is "potentially destabilising Indian hockey" but the country has just enough time to prepare and train itself for an "outstanding performance" in Rio Olympics, feels former coach Terry Walsh.

Jul 31, 2015, 17:29 PM IST

Indian hockey in perpetual state of instability

"For Hockey India and SAI, the coaches are just puppets who should move according to their wishes," said Jose Brasa in a scathing indictment of Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra after news

Jul 30, 2015, 20:14 PM IST

Coaches are treated as 'marionettes' in Indian hockey: Jose Brasa

Coaches in Indian hockey are treated as 'marionettes' and lack of of freedom and interference are the main reasons behind the controversial exits of foreign experts, feels former India coach Jose Brasa.

Jul 26, 2015, 18:05 PM IST

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.

Jul 25, 2015, 18:50 PM IST

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.

Jul 25, 2015, 17:24 PM IST

Paul Van Ass willing to return but doesn't want any interference in work

India's hockey chief coach Paul van Ass, who claims he has been fired from the job following an altercation with federation president Narinder Batra, on Wednesday said he is willing to resume his duties provided there is no "interefernce" in his work.

Jul 22, 2015, 19:58 PM IST

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.

Jul 22, 2015, 12:50 PM IST

India hockey coach Paul van Ass keen to rope in psychologist

Conceding late goals by a fragile backline has been Indian's men hockey team's perennial bane which new chief coach Paul van Ass wants to eradicate by roping in a full-time psychologist for Sardar Singh and Co.

Apr 15, 2015, 15:43 PM IST

India among top five fittest teams in current world hockey: Physical trainer

Fitness is key to any team's success in fast-paced modern-day hockey and the Indian men's national team can be rated among the top five fittest sides in the world currently, said the country's Australian physical trainer Matthew Eyles.

Apr 08, 2015, 11:06 AM IST

Appoint an Indian coach for national hockey team: Michael Nobbs

Former India hockey coach Michael Nobbs said it was perhaps a good time to appoint a home grown product to take up the national coach's job ahead of the Rio Olympic Games, for which the squad has already qualified.

Jan 20, 2015, 22:15 PM IST

Walsh wants the best out of his players in HWL Final

The Hero Hockey World League Final is Terry Walsh`s first assignment with India, but the newly-appointed chief coach of the senior men`s team has reposed faith in his wards to put up a good show in the elite eight-nation event to be held here from January 10-18.

Jan 03, 2014, 20:17 PM IST

Australian coaches need to be flexible: Walsh

India`s chief hockey coach Terry Walsh feels that Australian coaches need to be more flexible and patient in their approach, when they come to the sub-continent.

Nov 22, 2013, 20:59 PM IST

Terry Walsh appointed India`s hockey coach

Australian Terry Walsh Tuesday was appointed the chief coach of Indian men`s hockey team as a replacement to his compatriot Michael Nobbs, who was sacked after a string of poor results.

Oct 15, 2013, 16:16 PM IST

New foreign coach in 2 weeks, Oltmans to continue in his role

Indian men`s hockey team is set to get a new foreign coach within two weeks time as the national federation has shortlisted four candidates for the top job.

Sep 18, 2013, 14:22 PM IST

Seven bronze-winning Indian junior hockey players anaemic: Nobbs

Even as the euphoria over Indian junior women hockey team`s historic bronze in the World Cup is yet to die down, former senior men`s side chief coach Michael Nobbs has claimed that seven of the players were suffering from anaemia, an iron deficiency disorder.

Aug 08, 2013, 23:18 PM IST

Sacked Nobbs to conduct coaching clinic in Patiala

India`s sacked hockey coach Michael Nobbs will be conducting a coaching clinic for diploma students at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) Patiala while serving his notice period till Aug 7.

Jul 18, 2013, 17:50 PM IST

Nobbs is here to settle his accounts

Sacked hockey coach Michael Nobbs returned to India on Monday to settle his dues with the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

Jul 15, 2013, 20:33 PM IST

Top foreign coach need of the hour: Sardar Singh

India captain Sardar Singh agrees with Australian Ric Charlesworth that the eight-time Olympic champions need a top foreign coach to meet the demands of modern hockey.

Jul 12, 2013, 18:33 PM IST

`Indian coaches are not good enough for modern hockey`

Australian hockey legend Ric Charlesworth is in favour of a foreign coach for India as he feels Indian coaches "are not good enough to fulfill the requirements" of the modern-day game.

Jul 10, 2013, 17:49 PM IST