India to play New Zealand A in opening match of tour, 2nd Oct at 530AM IST in Auckland

India men hockey at a practice session in Auckland before their 1st test against New Zealand A

The India Men Hockey team is all set to start their New Zealand tour with the match against New Zealand A team, which is scheduled to be played on 2nd October in early morning at 05:30 IST i.e. 13:00 in local time. India will be playing the first two games against New Zealand A followed by 4 matches against the Black Sticks team in the six match series. The live stream of 4 matches against New Zealand national team will be available on this website, www.thefansofhockey.com, stay tuned!. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on October 2, 2015 11:55 . … Continue reading →

Learnt new skills of goalkeeping under Dave Staniforth: PR Sreejesh

Dave Staniforth training young Indian Hockey Goalkeepers Harjot Singh and Sushant Tirkey

The India Men Hockey team started their training session at Auckland for the upcoming New Zealand Series which commences on 02 October. India is touring New Zealand for a 4-Test match series against New Zealand National Team and two matches against New Zealand A team. The wall of the Indian Hockey team, Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh is confident of putting a good show in the upcoming Test Series. Specially after having undergone a three week goalkeeping camp under Dave Staniforth, PR Sreejesh is looking more confident of his form and is positive of showcasing a more consolidated defence. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; … Continue reading →

India Men Hockey Team Reached Auckland for New Zealand Test Series

India men hockey team at IGI Airport New Delhi before departing to Auckland (New Zealand) for test series

The India Men Hockey Team have reached Auckland (New Zealand) for the upcoming New Zealand Tour where they are scheduled to play four matches against New Zealand National Team and two matches against New Zealand A Team. The series is in preparation for the upcoming Hero Hockey World League Final, to be held in Raipur later this year where India will be seen clashing against top hockey teams of the world. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on September 29, 2015 12:17 . … Continue reading →

Harjeet to lead Jr India in Sultan of Johor Cup 2015, Dilbar to captain Pakistan

India Junior Men Hockey team for Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

Mid-fielder Harjeet Singh will lead the India Junior Men team in the upcoming 5th Sultan of Johor Cup to be played in Johor Bahru, Malaysia from 11th to 18th October 2015. Young blood from Sundargarh (Odisha), Dipsan Tirkey will support Harjeet as the Vice- Captain.  Confident and geared up team India will play alongside Australia, Great Britain, Argentina, Pakistan and Malaysia. Being the two times defending champions the team will look at retaining its title by giving a tough fight to the opponents. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on September 28, 2015 16:33 . … Continue reading →

2nd Bengaluru Cup from 10th Oct and 32nd Surjit Hockey 30th Oct Onwards

Cricketer Rahul Dravid and Swimmer Nisha Millet with players like Nithin Thimmaiah, PL Thimmanna, PR Aiyappa, etc unveiling Karnataka XI jersey for Bengaluru Cup 2015

The 32nd edition of the Indian Oil Surjit Hockey Tournament, will be held in Jalandhar Olympian Surjit Astroturf Hockey Stadium, Burlton Park from October 30 to November 5. And the 2nd edition of the Bengaluru Cup will be organized by Hockey Karnataka from 10th-19th October at KSHA Hockey Stadium in Bangalore. After a successful first edition last year, Hockey Karnataka announced the second edition in the presence of guests of honor Rahul Dravid and Nisha Millet. The occasion also saw the unveiling of the official uniform of team Karnataka XI, by star hockey players from the state. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last … Continue reading →

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

Manpreet Singh (Indian Hockey Player)

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. 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 … Continue reading →