Indian Hockey Selectors were at NSSC, SAI Bangalore towards the end of last week (25th-27th July) and conducted trials of Junior and Senior Men Core probables for Junior World Cup 2013 and 9th Men’s Asia Cup 2013 respectively.
Indian Hockey Selector watching trials
The selectors B P Govinda, Dr. R P Singh, Arjun Halappa and Government Observer Harbinder Singh along with Director High Performance & Interim Chief Coach Roelant Oltmans, Coach, Senior Men Team M K Kaushik and Scientific Advisor Jason Konrath decided to prune down the list of core probables to 33 for senior Indian team for upcoming Asia Cup, which last chance for India to qualifying for 2014 World Cup in the Hague (Netherlands). Continue reading →
2 July 2013: Indian Senior Men Core Probables will assemble in Bangalore from 16th July for a month to prepare for for the 9th Men’s Asia Cup to be held at Ipoh, Malaysia from 24 August-01 September 2013.
The list of 48 senior men core probables, which consists of 7 goalkeepers, 9 defenders, 12 midfielders and 20 forwards, has some good surprise inclusions such as Nikkin Thimmaiah, Manjit Kullu, Vikas Pillay, Jagdeep Dayal, etc. while Sandeep Singh and Shivendra Singh, who were recalled to team for World League 3 in Rotterdam, are missing. Other than that the list looks pretty much mix of current Junior and Senior Indian teams, some other well deserved players are sidelined yet again for the obvious reasons. Continue reading →
Indian Men’s Hockey core probables are in Bangalore for the preparations of the Hockey World League 3 (Semi-Finals) to be played at Rotterdam in June.
The Indian team had a week’s in between their fairly successful tour of the Netherlands and ongoing camp in Bangalore. Indian side won two of their matches against club sides, while lost the other two and drew one. The men in blue concluded their tour with two victories against the hosts Netherlands. India defeated the Oranje by 2-0 and 4-2.
Karnataka: The Champions of 64th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship for Rangaswamy Cup
Then Mysore, Karnataka had entered into the final in the year 1968 and became runners-up then has now created history by winning the 64th edition by beating Uttar Pradesh 3-1. In the third place match, Mumbai matched Punjab and snatched the third place in penalty shoot-out on sudden death, after having equal scores of 2-2 (after full-time), 4-4 in penalty shoot-outs, while in sudden death shoot-out, Mumbai Goalkeeper Sudhir Dixit saved as he faced Balwinder Singh and their Captain Victo Singh scored to finish third. Continue reading →
On the last day of league stage, Uttar Pradesh defeated Manipur 19-2 to set up summit clash against hosts Karnataka, as with today’s win, UP moved to 2nd place in points’ table above Mumbai on the basis of goal difference, while Punjab beat Jharkhand 6-0 to score their 3rd win of the tournament and will play Mumbai in the Bronze Medal Match at 16:00 on 16th May, 2013 at KSHA Hockey Stadium, Bangalore.
Hosts Karnataka will face Uttar Pradesh in the final match to be played under artificial lights at 18:00 tomorrow (16th May, 2013). Both Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh will be looking for their first ever Rangaswamy Cup victory. Uttar Pradesh last appeared in the final of Rangaswamy Cup in 1960 at Kolkata, where they lost to services to finish 2nd, while Karnataka (then Mysore) had played in the final in the year of 1968 at Udhagamandalam, where they lost to Indian Railways.