65th Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup: Prize Money Increased, Inaugurated with Laser Show

65th Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup, the prestigious domestic hockey tournament of India, was inaugurated by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan by offering prayer to Hockey.  He also announced that the prize money for the winners has been increased to more than double from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 11 lakh. Similarly, the prize money increased to 5.5 lakh from 3 lakh and 2.75 lakh from 2 lakh for runners up and third positioned team respectively. Ministers Tukajirao Pawar,Babulal Gour, Umashankar Gupta, Mayor Krishna Gour, Hockey India President Mariama Koshi, the MP of Gwalior Yashodra Raje Scindia, MLA Vishwas Sarang, Dhruvnarayan Singh, Sanjay Chaudhary and MP State Hockey Academy Chief Coach Ashok Kumar were also present there at inauguration, which showcased the history of hockey nursery Bhopal through an amazing laser show.

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Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup (source: www.obaidullahkhangoldcup.in)

The first match of the tournament was played between Namdhari XI and Sapura Club (Malaysia) and ended in a goalless draw. None of the team could not score from numerous chances. Gurmail Singh of Namdhari was adjudged player of the match.

Today’s schedule:
PNB Vs SAI @5:00PM
BPCL Vs Railways @6:45PM
MP Academy Vs ONGC @8:00PM

Azlan Shah Cup 2011

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, the most prestigious hockey tournament outside FIH calendar, which has been regularly hosted since its inception in 1983 and have been played 20 times including 2011 edition. Previous winners details can be found here on the official website of tournament.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup (Source: www.azlancup.com)

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup (www.azlancup.com)

This year world champions Australia won the cup for record 6th time, while Asian Games 2010 Gold Medalists Pakistan were the runners-up, followed by Great Britain and New Zealand at third and fourth positions. But the joint defending champions South Korea and India could finish only at fifth and sixth position respectively in 7 team tournament.

Our website has turned one year old with Azlan Shah Cup 2011 and we are happy to say that we have been partially able to achieve our targets of having a live hub of hockey-news and have been getting a good response from our visitor. We hope, the enthusiasm will continue and keep us motivating to improve further to take it to next level.

The final results and Sultan Azlan Shah XI are given below: 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 →

National Games 2011: Women’s Hockey Schedule and Results

34th National Games 2011 logo

34th National Games 2011

Following are the detailed results and schedule for Women’s Hockey competition at 2011 National Games, which telecasted live on DD Sports:

Group A ASSAM ,HARYANA ,JHARKHAND ,UTTAR PRADESH
Group B DELHI ,MADHYA PRADESH ,MAHARASHTRA ,ORISSA

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National Games 2011: Men’s Hockey Schedule and Results

34th National Games 2011 logo

34th National Games 2011

Following are the detailed results and schedule for Men’s Hockey competition at 2011 National Games, which telecasted live on DD Sports:

Group A CHANDIGARH, JHARKHAND, SERVICES, TAMILNADU
Group B DELHI, MAHARASHTRA, ORISSA, PUNJAB

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