IOA’s 3-Members Committee to decide: Who will govern the Hockey in India?

A 3-members committee, headed by former Wrestling Federation of India President G S Mander along with Indian Weightlifting Federation chief Birendra Prasad Baishya and Handball Federation of India Secretary General S M Bali, was set up by Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to decide on who should run the game in the country out of the two warring bodies — Hockey India (HI) or Indian Hockey Federation (IHF).

Indian Hockey Federation Logo

Hockey India Logo

The committee, which was formed a month ago under the directive of International Hockey Federation (FIH), has received the views of HI and IHF in writing and will hear their representatives on August 21.  Report of the committee will be submitted to the IOA and FIH before 31 August 2012.

The tussle between HI and IHF is long-standing, even after many rounds of talks with intervention of sports ministry and IOA. Continue reading →

The Fans of Hockey Calendar 2012 #2: Dedicated to Dilip Tirkey

We bring to you the second calendar of 2012 (the London Olympic Year) which dedicated to Indian Hockey’s star defender (the wall of Hockey) Dilip Tirkey.

Our earlier calendars are:
2012#1 The Fans of Hockey Calendar 2012 #1
2011#1. Calendar 2011
2011#2. Calendar 2011: Dedicated to Women’s Team and
2011#3. Calendar 2011: Dedicated to Men’s Team )

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The Fans of Hockey Calendar 2012 #1

After our 2011 calendars  (1. Calendar 2011 and 2. Calendar 2011: Dedicated to Women’s Team and 3. Calendar 2011: Dedicated to Men’s Team ) popularity we have decided to launch calendar for 2012 (the London Olympic Year). And here we present you the first design of the calendar and you can expect a few more in the series in coming days.

Wish you all Merry Christmas
Guess the player in the calendar, write down his name in comments and also if you are interested in prints of the calendars

We sincerely thank Bharat Chhikara for doing photoshoot with us. You can check our old calendars which are included below: Continue reading →

Now, World Series Hockey starts on 29th Feb

Pushing the World Series Hockey to the month of March (inauguration on 29th Feb and Final on 1st April) definitely strengthen the intentions of the league i.e. to revive Indian Hockey, by taking care of the players, the main stakeholders of the game. That has helped a lot of players, but for some, those who were looking upto WSH to show their talent before all important Olympic qualifiers and London, its a big blow. Now, its WSH’s added responsibility to do much more better than the expected in terms of developing the interest in public in every nook & corner of India. May be, they can start a campaign through out the India involving stars like Dhanraj Pillay and whoever is available; and go to remote areas, towns and cities which do not have hockey culture; show them the skills (live/recorded), India’s domination on world hockey and educate them about hockey to get bigger and broader fan base, apart from the ones which click like on the each and every post of World Series Hockey Facebook fan page.

Adrian Dsouza, Brent Livermore, Viren Rasquinha

Adrian Dsouza, Brent Livermore, Viren Rasquinha

WSH and IHF announce new dates for World Series Hockey
Tournament to begin after Olympic qualifiers in February (Press Release)

WSH and IHF have announced new dates for the inaugural edition of World Series Hockey, the landmark hockey event, which will now start in February. The extravagant opening ceremony and inaugural match of WSH will be held on the 29th of February and the Final of the Event will be held on the 1st of April. Continue reading →

Haryana are National Champions

Haryana beat Bombay 3-1 convincingly in the final of the 56th IHF National Women’s Hockey Championship at the KSHA Stadium on Thursday. Both team played equally good game and fought hard for the title. After many attacks in initial minutes of the game, Narinder found the target in the eighth minute and suddenly Bombay team sprung back to put more efforts which bore fruits for them in 14th minute when Nishi scored the equalizer.

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56th IHF Women’s National Champions : Haryana

Haryana girls started second with confidence and Navneet scored a brilliant goal in Eighth minute of second half  through a coordinated  move consisting only short passes. Bombay could not utilize their chance to equalize when they two successive penalty corners. To strengthen the lead Harpreet scored third goal for Haryana in 59th minute and Haryana team captain Ramneek missed a goal in last moments of the game when found the post bar. Continue reading →