Senior National Hockey tournament in Bhopal

Once again a good news for Hockey Lovers 🙂

50 Teams would be participating at Senior National Hockey Tournament.

The love of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan towards Hockey has given another chance for the hockey lovers to watch this tournament in July in Bhopal.

Chennai Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Harayana and Chandigarh had put their bid to organise the tournament at the General meeting at Indian Hockey Federation. But
Sports and Cultural Youth Bhopal has won the bid to organise the tournament.

After the announcement by Sanjay Chowdary, Sports Director, there was a atmosphere of joy in the citizens of Bhopal. After successfully organising All India Obaidullah Cup and Women’s Hockey tournament at Aishbagh stadium with Astro Turf, now Senior National Hockey Tournament would be organised in which 50 teams throughout the country would be participating.

Olympian Sameer Dad Jallauddin Rizvi, Enam Ur Rehman welcomed the decision and said that it will encourage Hockey in the state. After 1975, this tournament is again going to be organised in the Capital.

Indian Hockey Team Honored

Yes, Shivraj Ji did it once again for hockey….

Yesterday, Indian hockey team and all the staff members were invited to Bhopal at the CM House for their honour for their brilliant performance at the Azlan Shah Cup 2010…

During the function he also cleared everybody that he doesn’t need a place in HI (Hockey India) cause many were thinking like that. He said that he just want to see the hockey at the top and nothing else.

He also said to the team that they should just concentrate on the game and leave rest of the things to him as he is ready to give even a blank cheque to them….

One more special thing was about the coach Brasa…
He came just 5 mins before the starting of the function and aate hi unhone sabse pehle ashok kumar (former olympian and son of legendary dhyanchand)  ke pair chue [:o]…..was shocking for everyone present there…..

Well, hope shivraj ji continues to be same in future as well.:)

Here are the photos of the function: