Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Fact check: Were the Bengal U19 Hockey team really rebuked by their coach into shaving heads?

Early Tuesday morning, news emerged that the U19 Bengal Hockey team had allegedly been rebuked into shaving off their heads after a loss in a National level tournament. Reports suggested that the coach travelling with the team, Anand Kumar,...

Sourav Ganguly extends support to former teammate Jacob Martin

Former India batsman Jacob Martin has been involved in a car crash which occured on December 28 which presently has him on total life support. As reported by ESPN CricInfo, the former India national's family has since appealed to...

Hockey: Olympic medalist Jay Stacy expresses interest in coaching job

Former Australian Hockey player and three-time Olympic medalist Jay Stacy has emerged as one of the leading speculative replacements for the ousted Harendra Singh as the coach of the Indian Senior Men's Hockey Team, it was reported by Times...

Hockey India names 18-member Indian Women’s Hockey Team for Spain Tour

Hockey India today named the 18-member Indian Women's Hockey Team for the season opener in Spain starting 26 January where the team led by Rani Rampal and Vice-Captained by Savita will play four matches with Spain National Team and two matches...

Goodbye to Indian Hockey for Harendra Singh?

While most of India's sporting world has remained preoccupied with the long, drawn-out saga taking shape around Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul and the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI), there's another sport in India that warrants attention- the...

Hockey: Harendra Singh is 25th men’s team coach to be sacked in 25 years

With a vision and emphasis on building a strong player base ahead of the 2021 Junior World Cup and 2020, 2024 Olympic Games, Hockey India High Performance and Development Committee met on Monday, 7 January 2019. The meeting was attended by Chairman...

Bollywood needs to break free from stereotypical portrayal of Northeast sportspersons

Coursing through the fabric that Bollywood has woven for us, it becomes an almost impossible task to escape the trap-like romanticised setting of mustard fields and unbelievably translucent chiffon sarees draped on 'perfect' bodies that lull the common sense...

Hockey India names 33 core probables for Indian Women’s National Camp

Ahead of the season opener for the Indian Women’s Hockey Team, Hockey India today named the 33-member core probable list for the National Camp to begin at Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru Campus on 4 January 2019. The players...

2019 in Indian Sports – Major Events Schedule

The pre-Olympic year is always a big year in sport and 2019 is no different. The year provides sportspersons struggling with form or injury the last opportunity to make any major technique changes or improvements, while athletes playing well...

Indian hockey in 2018: Year of broken promises

2018 was expected to be a big year for Indian men's hockey team. A year, when the Indian team fulfilled their potential, a year when India would finally announce itself to the world after winning a big tournament for...