Defending units of both the team showed spectacular hockey skills on the ball and keeping opponents in control. This has helped the teams to concede only a few goals and penalty corners. The experience of the first match will help the India players to perform better in their second match of the tournament. Continue reading →
- Sardar Balbir Singh bestowed with ‘Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award’
- Dhruv Batra Award for Player of the Year: Birendra Lakra (Men) and Vandana Kataria (Women)
- Awards worth over Rs. 2.80cr conferred to players for their outstanding performance
- Watch full video of the Hockey India Annual Awards 2014 here
A landmark occasion was witnessed, as Hockey India today conferred the first ever Annual Awards to recognise the dedication and hard work of hockey players, coaches and administrators on the field to build the sport on the national and international arena. Awards of over Rs. 2.80 Crore were presented in a glittering ceremony at New Delhi. The Chief Guest for the occasion was the Hon’ble Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal. Continue reading →
Ranchi: 02-01-2013: Ranchi witnessed history, as a hockey team from the city, formed to participate in the world’s premiere and richest hockey tournament, “Hockey India League’, launched its team identity, by the Hon’ble Speaker of Jharkhand State, Shri C.P.Singh at an event hosted at the Chanakya BNR premises.
India whipped Poland (19th in FIH Ranking) with the score line reading 7-0 in a one sided game. Game was slow in the starting, Indian players looked out of their element. But, as soon they started getting warmed up, they scored 3 goals before lemon and pressed the pedal to score 4 more in second half. Poland had a few chances to score, missed one by hitting, deflected one on Indian defender’s stick and one wide.
(Full Results and Schedule of FIH Champions Challenge (Men’s) 1 2011)
It was birthday boy Yuvraj Walmiki, who connected a midfield pass in time to give India the first goal in 18th minute of the game, the first for him in the tour as well. He did a lot of work in Polish half to build up the attacking moves. In 24th minute, Danish Mujtaba trapped a loose ball on the left flank, and took reverse shot that entered the net, but kissed Shivendra’s stick on the way to put India 2-0 up. India’s 3 goal came just two minute before the lemon break, through a well worked pass by birthday boy Yuvraj to Shivendra Singh, who put the ball in. Continue reading →