Improving Defence is Key for both Senior & Junior India Teams: Manpreet Singh and Anand Lakra

Being confident for the upcoming New Zealand Test Series, the India Men Hockey Team is geared-up to take on the kiwi challenge. While the India Men Jr Team are gearing-up to go all out and ensure positive results in upcoming the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup from 11th to 18th October.

Manpreet Singh (Indian Hockey Player)

Manpreet Singh during a practice session

The two-time reigning champion India Junior Men Team is determined to defend its title for the third time in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. And the Indian Men Hockey team are looking forward to the upcoming clash against New Zealand that the series is all set to throw at them from 02 October to 11 October 2015. Continue reading →

Junior India will participate in Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 from Oct 11

Junior Men Hockey of India will be participating on 5th Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 to be played from 11th to 18th October 2015 at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. This is the one of very few under-21 invitational hockey tournament in international hockey circuit, which is organized by Malaysian Hockey Confederation.

India Under-21 Men Hockey team listening to coach Harendra Singh during Volvo Invitational Tournament in Breda, Netherlands

File Photo: India Under-21 Men Hockey team and coach Harendra Singh at Breda, Netherlands during Volvo U21 Tournament

Defending champions of last two edition, India will be playing against 5 other teams to retain the title and make it third consecutive title. Apart from India and hosts Malaysia, the tournament will witness Argentina, Australia, Great Britain and Pakistan in action in round robin format. Continue reading →

Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 (Under-21 Hockey): Schedule and Results

5th Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

Venue: Taman Daya Hockey Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Date: 11th October to 18th October, 2015

Participating teams in the only invitational international hockey tournament for under-21 age category, Sultan of Johor Cup 2015, are as following:
Argentina, Australia, Great Britain, India, Malaysia, Pakistan

Points Table of Sultan of Johor Cup 2015:

No  Teams P W D L G/A +/- Pt
1 India 5 4 0 1 14 – 8 6 12
2 Great Britain 5 3 2 0 15 – 9 6 11
3 Malaysia 5 2 1 2 11 – 11 0 7
4 Argentina 5 2 1 2 8 – 9 -1 7
5 Australia 5 1 1 3 12 – 11 1 4
6 Pakistan 5 0 1 4 5 – 17 -12 1

 

Detailed schedule and results of 5th Sultan of Johor Cup 2015: Continue reading →

Schedule and Results: Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 Raipur

Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 Raipur

Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 Raipur LogoVenue: Raipur International Hockey Stadium, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India
Dates: 27th November – 6th December 2015

Final Standings:
1. Australia, 2. Belgium, 3. India, 4. Netherlands, 5. Argentina, 6. Great Britain, 7. Germany, 8. Canada

Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 Raipur Individual Awards:
Hero Best Player: Jamie Dwyer (AUS)
SECL Best Goalkeeper: Jaap Stockmann (NED)
NMDC Best Junior: Arthur van Doren (BEL)
Hero Top Scorer: 8 – Gonzalo Peillat (ARG)
NTPC Fans Choice: P. R. Sreejesh (IND)

Participating Teams:
Pool A: Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Belgium
Pool B: Argentina, India, Germany, Netherlands

Television Broadcast and Live Streaming Details of Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 Raipur:
Star Sports (India); Canal Siete (Argentina); NOS (Netherlands); Astro (Malaysia); OSN (North Africa and United Arab Emirates); Supersport (South Africa); PTV (Pakistan) and Willow TV (USA).
Live Stream: starsports.com

Detailed schedule and results of Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 Raipur: Continue reading →

Indian Men Hockey Squad for New Zealand Test Series is Announced

Hockey India today announced the Indian Men Hockey squad for the upcoming New Zealand tour which is scheduled from 02 October to 11 October 2015. India will play a total of six games in the tour. The first two games will be played against New Zealand A and the rest of the four matches against the New Zealand’s National squad.

Indian Men Hockey Squad for New Zealand tour

Indian Men Hockey Squad for New Zealand tour

The New Zealand tour will be in preparation for the Hero Hockey World League Raipur 2015 which is scheduled from 27 November to 6 December in Raipur, India followed by the all important RIO Olympics next year. Continue reading →

India to tour New Zealand to play 6 test series from Oct 2nd

Hockey India and Hockey New Zealand today announced a six match series between India and New Zealand scheduled to take place from 2 to 11 October 2015 in New Zealand. New Zealand (ranked 7th in FIH Hockey Ranking, i.e. a place above India) are yet to qualify for Rio Olympics, while the visitors had booked their ticket by winning Asian Games in 2014.

India vs New Zealand during Champions Trophy 2012, Black Sticks Phil Burrows and Kothajit Singh at Melbourne (Credits: Raghu Prasad RV)

File Photo: India vs New Zealand, Kothajit Singh taking on Black Sticks Phil Burrows (Credits: Raghu Prasad RV)

The matches will be played in Auckland, Nelson and Christchurch. While India will play the first two matches against the New Zealand A team the last four matches will be played against the New Zealand senior men team. For India the Tour will be in preparation for the all important FIH Hockey World League Final 2015 to be held in Raipur later this year, followed by Rio Olympics slated in 2016 while for New Zealand they will prepare for the upcoming 2015 Oceania Cup wherein a win there would confirm a berth for them in the Rio Olympics 2016. Continue reading →