Indian Senior Men’s Hockey Core Probables to Train in Bangalore from May 16th for World League 3

New Delhi, 14 May 2013: In the preparations for the Rabobank World League Round 3 (Semi-Final) to be played at Rotterdam, Netherlands from 13-23 June 2013, the senior men core probables for Indian Hockey team will starting training at the Netaji Subhas Southern Centre (NSSC), Bangalore from 16 May 2013. The training camp will continue until 4 June 2013.

Indian Senior Men's Hockey Players during a fitness training session at NSSC (SAI), Bangalore

Indian Senior Men’s Hockey Players during a fitness training session at NSSC (SAI), Bangalore

The Indian men’s hockey team recently concluded the preparatory tour to The Netherlands, where the visitors defeated the Dutch National side twice and also played five games against top Dutch clubs.

India qualified for the FIH World League Round 3 (Semi-Final) by winning all the matches of the Round 2 tournament held at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi in February. The FIH World League Round 3 (Semi-Final) is a qualification tournament for the FIH Men’s World Cup 2014 to be held at Hague, Netherlands.  Continue reading →

Karnataka Reach the Finals of 64th Senior Men’s Hockey Nationals

In the crucial match played between Karnataka and Punjab for qualifying to play in the final of the 64th Senior Men’s National Hockey championship, the hosts beat (2-1) Punjab to complete all their  league stage matches with top of table finish in the single pool, which also earned a place for the hosts Karnataka in finals to be played on 16th May.

Karnataka State Hockey Team competing in 64th Senior Men's National Hockey Championship for Rangaswamy Cup

Karnataka State Hockey Team competing in 64th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship for Rangaswamy Cup

This will be Karnataka’s 2nd appearance in the final in 64 editions Rangaswamy Cup. The last time was in way back in 1968, then Mysore entered final in Uthagamandalam and had lost to Indian Railways by 1-0 to finish at 2nd place. Continue reading →

Hosts Karnataka Beat Jharkhand to Stay on the Top of Table in the 64th Senior Men’s Hockey Nationals

Karnataka beat Jharkhand 3-1 in today’s match to remain unbeaten and stay on the top of Points’ Table of 64th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship for Rangaswamy Cup being played at KSHA Hockey Stadium in Bangalore.

Karnataka State Hockey Team competing in 64th Senior Men's National Hockey Championship for Rangaswamy Cup

Karnataka State Hockey Team competing in 64th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship for Rangaswamy Cup

At the half time the score was 1-1. Karnataka  scored through their captain Deepak Beijwad who converted a penalty corner in 21 minute and Jharkhand equalized through Deepak Soreng who scored a stinging shot from the top of the circle which Karnataka custodian had no answer.

The 2nd Half saw rejuvenated Karnataka coming back strongly and made several in roads into Jharkhand territory. N. S. Rajesh picking up a solo run and went inside the circle and scooped over the charging goal keeper to give a lead in the 36th minute. The Penalty Corner specialist Deepak Beijwad scored once again in the 40th minute neatly converting a PC with a direct flick. Continue reading →

Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka Win on Day 4 of 64th Senior Men’s Hockey Nationals

The fourth day of 64th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship turned out to be a goal fest as progressed as Mumbai defeated Jharkhand in last match by 7-5, while earlier in the day Uttar Pradesh sneaked past Punjab 1-0 and hosts Karnataka beat Manipur 4-1.

64th Senior Men's National Hockey Championship at KSHA Hockey Stadium Bangalore

In the first match of day, Uttar Pradesh scored a narrow victory over Punjab with the help of Prem Kumar’s goal in 1st half (28th Minute), while hosts Captain Deepak Bijwad’s brace (1st and 20th Minutes) aided by a goal each from Biju Yirkal (10th Minute) and Naveen Kumar (37th Minute) helped hosts Karnataka to secure their 1st win in the tournament as they defeated Manipur 4-1. Starun scored the only goal for Manipur in 7th Minute to equalize after Karnataka had scored in very first minute of the game. Hosts Karnataka were earlier held by Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh for draws, while Manipur had lost their opening game to Jharkhand. Continue reading →

Hosts Karnataka Held By Holders Mumbai in Opening Match of 64th Senior Men’s Hockey Nationals

Inaugural hockey match of the 64th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship for Rangaswamy Cup played between the hosts Karnataka and the holders Mumbai ended in 2-2 at KSHA Hockey Stadium, Bangalore.

The Fans of HockeyHosts Karnataka started on positive note and came close to scoring early in the game but missed the opportunities to misjudgements/mishits as Mumbai Goalie Sudhir Dixit stood tall under the bar. Mumbai earned 1st penalty corner of the game, on which Karnataka captain Deepak Bijwad deflected the direct flick of Jayanta Meitei to keep the 0-0 score intact. Continue reading →

64th Rangaswamy Cup: Senior Men’s Indian National Hockey Championship: Schedule and Results

Final Phase of 64th Rangaswamy Cup
Senior Men’s Indian National Hockey Championship

from 8th to 16th May 2013 at the KSHA Hockey Stadium, Bangatore (map).
Organising State Hockey Federation: KSHA (Karnataka State Hockey Association)

Teams (Six Zonal Champions):
Punjab (North), Uttar Pradesh (Central), Manipur (North East),
Jharkhand (East), Mumbai (West), Karnataka (South)

Points Table (After League Stage):

# Teams P W D L GF GA GD PTS
1st Karnataka 5 3 2 0 14 8 6 11
2nd Uttar Pradesh 5 3 1 1 34 8 26 10
3rd Mumbai 5 3 1 1 34 13 21 10
4th Punjab 5 3 0 2 19 7 12 9
5th Jharkhand 5 1 0 4 10 29 -19 3
6th Manipur 5 0 0 5 11 57 -46 0

The detailed schedule and results: Continue reading →