Delhi HC : Recognise IHF again….

IHF has been in news  since its de-recognition and disaffiliation by centre govt and Indian Olympic Association in 2008 after K Jothikumaran (secretary, IHF) was caught on camera accepting bribe to select a player.

The decision of Centre and IOA was challenged by IHF through a petition filed by its president KPS Gill. And now court has passed the order to disband it.
In the process court has rejected the plea of Centre that revival the Federation would result in a chaotic situation as Hockey India had already been formed and CWG is round the corner.
“It would be unfair to the Federation, which has succeeded in showing that both the orders of disaffiliation and consequent de-recognition are wholly illegal, to be denied relief for over two years on the ground that such order might jeopardise India’s participation in a sporting event,” Justice S Muralidhar said. Continue reading →

Women’s World Cup 2010 Schedule

A tough task is waiting for the Indian women in 2010 Hockey World Cup in Argentina. Indian have been clubbed with current world champions Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Japan and New Zealand in Pool A. Indian eves qualified for the world cup by reaching the finals of the 2009 Asia Cup.
The world cup will be held from August 29 to September 11 and will witness Asian rivalry between China and Korea in the opening match.
The top two teams of each pool will proceed to the semifinals, which are scheduled on September 9. The final will be played on September 11.
Schedule: (according to local time of Rosario i.e. -3:00 GMT)
August 29: Pool B Continue reading →

India Vs Korea : Final of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2010

India will take on Asian Champion Korea in final of the Azlan Shah Cup 2010. The match will start at 18:30PM (IST). 
Squads are as following: 
INDIAN TEAM
amit prabhakar
rupinder pal singh
arjun halappa
prabodh tirkey
dhananjay mahadik
sardar singh
mandeep antil
ravi pal singh
sarvanjit singh
bharat chetri (gk)
gurbaj singh
tushar khandkar
rajpal singh(c)
pr sreejesh (gk)
vikas pillay
shivendra singh
danish mujtaba
bharat chikara
KOREAN TEAM
lee myung ho (gk)
lee seung il
ro jong hwan
nam hyun woo
lee nam yong
cho suk hoon
jung hwan uk
yoon sung hoon
you hyo sik
yang soo hyuk
jin kyung min
oh dae keun
shin yong ho (gk)
hong eun seong
yoo min ho
kim young jin
kim yong bae
lee seung hoon

Indian women drew second test 2-2

Indian women drew second test 2-2

16th May: The Indian Women hockey team drew 2-2 with New Zealand in the second Test at the Endeavour Trust Twin Turfs in Palmerston North today.
The two teams were locked 1-1 at half time. The Indian goal scorers were striker Rani Rampal (34th min) and Subhadra Pradhan from a penalty corner (69th min).
The Black Sticks struck through a penalty corner from Piki Hanahoma (14th) and a field goal by Charlotte Harrison (67th min).
The third Test will be played at Kett Capital Hockey Stadium, Napier on Wednesday.

Hat-trick day for Indian Hockey

Indian women’s team won the first test match against New Zealand, where Rani Ramphal scored a Hat-trick. Here at Azlan Shah Cup, India defeated Egypt with score of 7-1 which includes a hat-trick scored by Mahadik and it makes hat-trick of India to reach the finals of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. 
Korea reached to the final by defeating Pakistan with 4-2 and on the basis of better goal difference.

 Photo Courtesy: stick2hockey.com

Live commentary of the final match will be available at http://www.stick2hockey.com/ViewCommentary.aspx?MatchOID=122
Saturday, May 15 

1605 – Australia v China (Score : 4 – 0)

1805 – South Korea v Pakistan (Score : 4 – 2)

2005 – India v Egypt (Score : 7 – 1)
For detailed text commentary please visit: http://stick2hockey.com/ViewCommentary.aspx?MatchOID=121


Black Sticks vs India Series (15th – 23rd May)

Indian Women’s team is on New Zealand tour for the preparation of Word Cup and Commonwealth games, the test series is starting today. Schedule and squad are given here.
Dates, times(local) and venues:
1st Test: Saturday 15th May 2.00pm Fitzherbert Park Twin Turfs, Palmerston North
2nd Test: Sunday 16th May 2.00pm Fitzherbert Park Twin Turfs, Palmerston North
3rd Test: Wednesday 19th May 7.00pm Kelt Capital Hockey Stadium, Napier
4th Test: Saturday 22nd May 1.00pm National Hockey Stadium, Wellington
5th Test: Sunday 23rd May 2.45pm National Hockey Stadium, Wellington
Indian Squad:
Goalkeepers: Deepika Murthy, E Rajini
Defenders: Binita Toppo, Subhadra Pradhan, Joydeep Kaur
Midfielders: Ritu Rani, Mukta Barla, Deepika Thakur, Kirandeep Kaur, Rosalin Ralte.
Forwards: Surinder Kaur (Captain), Jasjeet Kaur, Rani, Saba Anjum, Chanchan Devi, Soundarya Yendala, Poonam Rani, Monika Badran.
Standbys: Yogita Bali, Preeti Kiro, Thokchom Ranjita Devi and Rosalin Dungdung.

Chief coach: K Kaushik;
Coach: Vasu Thapliyal;
Manager: Madhu Yadav. 

for more details you can visit www.hockeynz.co.nz