8th Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2015, Kuantan: Schedule and Results

8th Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2015

8th Men's Junior Asia Cup 2015 LogoVenue: Kuantan, Malaysia
Date: 14th-22nd November, 2015

India won the 8th Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 by defeating Pakistan in final by 6-2.

Participating Teams:
Pool A: India, Malaysia, Japan, China
Pool B: Korea, Pakistan, Oman, Bangladesh

Live Telecast of Junior Asia Cup 2015 is available on Astro Arena in Malaysia.

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Father of Malaysian Hockey HRH Sultan Azlan Shah Dies

28th May 2014: His Royal Highness, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah (Sultan of Perak), passed away today at the age of 86. He is regarded as ‘Father of Malaysian Hockey‘ for contribution towards the sport in Malaysia.

Sultan Azlan Shah (1928-2014)

Sultan Azlan Shah (1928-2014)

Sultan Azlan Shah was an accomplished lawyer, became Lord President of Malaysia, a highest judicial position in Malaysia and served the country as 9th King of Malaysia. Sultan Azlan Shah served as President of Malaysian Hockey Federation for 21 years and as President of the Asian Hockey Federation since 1990. He was also the Vice-President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for two terms since 1992. Continue reading →

Sardar and Waseem Among Candidates for FIH’s Athletes’ Committee elections

• 21 candidates announced for FIH Athletes’ Committee
• All continents represented including FIH’s first ever female committee candidate from Iran – Sanaz Heidari
• Four of the eight seats to be elected will be voted for by athletes for first time ever

Indian skipper Sardar Singh in action against Bangladesh during Hockey World League 2 New Delhi

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is pleased to announce the names of six women and 15 men, who make up the candidate list for the inaugural FIH Athletes’ Committee elections, set to take place during this year’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup, 31 May to 15 June, in The Hague, Netherlands. Whilst the FIH Athletes’ Committee already exists, this will be the first time that four of the eight seats will be elected by athletes. Two women and two men will be elected during the Hockey World Cup, while the remaining four seats will be appointed by the FIH Executive Board in March 2015.

The four seats elected at the Hockey World Cup will be announced on the 12 June.

Female Candidates: Marsha COX, RSA; Rachel DAWSON, USA; Sanaz HEIDARI, IRI; Anne PANTER, ENG; Beth SMITH, NZL; Yimeng ZHANG, CHN

Male Candidates: Waseem AHMED, PAK; Paolo CANE, ITA; Liam de YOUNG, AUS; Niclas FRANZÉN, SWE; Santi FREIXA, ESP; Moritz FURSTE, GER; David HARTE, IRL; David KETTLE, WAL; Henri LHOMME, FRA; Jiwa MOHAN, MAS; Filip NEUSSER, CZE; Xavier RECKINGER, BEL; Scott SANDISON, CAN; Sardar SINGH, IND; Robert van der HORST, NED

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India score their 1st victory in 3rd Men’s Asian Champions Trophy

India registered their first win in the 3rd Men’s Asian Champions Trophy, as they defeated Oman 3-0 in their third league match at the Kakamigahara, Japan today. In the other matches of the day, Pakistan pipped Malaysia by 1-0 with a penalty corner goal in the last-minute, while China defeated hosts Japan by 3-1.

Amit Rohidas (Indian Hockey Player)

India opened the scoring against the run of play in the 19th minute when a lapse from Oman defense allowed Akashdeep Singh into the circle and he made no mistake in finding the target for India, who have fielded their junior squad in the Asian Champions Trophy in a bid to prepare for next month’s Hero Hockey Junior World Cup in Delhi.

India scored their second goal in 30th minute as Prabhdeep Singh made a fine run on left flank before sending a cross into rival D. The cross came off the stick of Faiz Helmi, which was collected nicely by Talwinder Singh to score and double the lead for his side. At the lemon break, India lead 2-0 against 36th number side in the world. Continue reading →

India Vs Pakistan Hockey Test Series to Revive After 7 Years

After Pakistan Cricket team’s India tour in December 2012, their hockey team will be coming down to India next month for playing a five match test series after a gap of nearly seven years, later on India will go to Pakistan to play five matches.

Shakeel Abbasi, VR Raghunath and Manpreet in action in India Vs Pakistan match during Champions Trophy 2012 in Melbourne (Photo Credit: Raghu Prasad)

Shakeel Abbasi, VR Raghunath and Manpreet in action in India Vs Pakistan match during Champions Trophy 2012 in Melbourne (Photo Credit: Raghu Prasad)

The tour is expected to improve sporting ties between the South Asian neighbours, which were suspended after the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai by Pakistan-based militants, which left 166 people dead. Continue reading →