Ipoh, Malaysia, 10 April 2016: India registered their second win at the 25th Sultan Azlan Cup 2016 beating Canada 3-1. Earlier in the day, Australia outclassed Pakistan by 4-0, while New Zealand defeated Japan by 4-1.
Nikkin Thimmaiah opened scoring for India against Canada in 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016
India started off strongly and registered their first goal in the 3rd minute itself. A brilliant pass by Rupinder Pal Singh split the Canadian defence open to allow Ramandeep Singh, marking his return, to allow Nikkin Thimmaiah a simple tap in for the opener. Chinglensana had another attempt – a superb reverse hit attempt-saved by the goalkeeper to ensure Canada went into the break just a goal down. Continue reading →
Ipoh, Malaysia 7 April 2016: In their second game of the tournament in Malaysia, Australia outclassed India by 5-1 in 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016, while New Zealand were held by Canada for 1-1 draw. The hosts Malaysia edged past Japan by 4-3 to top the table.
Rupinder Pal Singh India and Jamie Dwyer Austrlia during 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016
Australia started off strongly in the first quarter, hitting India’s defense with speed and earned their first penalty corner in the 5th minute. Blake Govers scored from the PC with a sharp shot to make the score 1-0. India hit back with their own goal through a penalty corner, as Rupinder Pal Singh scored three minutes later to draw level. In the immediate aftermath of the drag flick though, Rupinder took a body blow from the rushing defender and was substituted for a good period of the next quarter. Continue reading →
Ipoh, Malaysia, 6 April 2016: Five time Champions India came from 0-1 down to beat Japan 2-1 in their opener match of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. In the other matches of the day, hosts Malaysia held New Zealand by 3-3 in a knife edge match, and Asian Giants Pakistan defeated Canada by 3-1.
Harman Preet Singh India 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016
Despite starting the game strongly and India holding almost 84 per cent of the possession in the first five minutes, the first quarter ended goal less as Japan defended strongly to deny them any openings. Continue reading →
25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Schedule and Results
Venue: Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Dates: April 06-16, 2016
Participating Teams:Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan.
Final Standings: 1. Australia, 2. India, 3. New Zealand, 4. Malaysia, 5. Pakistan, 6. Canada, 7. Japana
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Points Table of 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016:
Detailed Schedule of 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Continue reading →
12th South Asian Games (Men & Women Hockey)
Venue: Moullana Md. Tayabullah Hockey Stadium, Bhetapara, Guwahati
Dates: 5th to 16th February, 2016
Participating teams in Hockey (7th to 12th February, 2016):
Men’s Teams: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Women’s Teams: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
Detailed Schedule and Result of 12th South Asian Games Hockey Competitions (Men and Women): Continue reading →
After some great hockey during this season and quite a few trophies donning the shelves, Rural Development Trust (RDT) welcomed one of their first ever guests from the Hockey loving nation of Netherlands, a renowned sports business development strategist, Rob van Nes on 12th January, 2016.
Rob displaying some of his Hockey skills before posing with the Hockey Girls from RDT Hockey Academy
Rob, with Dutch Hockey Star Floris Jan Bovelander, has co-founded a great sporting initiative that is directed towards the development of hockey at the grassroots level in India. This visionary initiative is the “One Million Hockey Legs (1MHL)” program. It is also a great platform for India & the Netherlands to build great relations and develop a better sporting infrastructure at the grassroots and business relations in India with the help of the Netherlands. Continue reading →