65th Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup: Results and Schedule

Obaidullah_Gold_Cup_LogoResults and schedule of 65th Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup Hockey tournament will be updated regularly on this page. Keep visiting 🙂
(PoM-> Player of the Match)

31st May, 2011 (Final):
IOC Vs BPCL : 3-2 … IOC are the champions of 65th Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup 2011,
PoM: Deepak Thakur (IOC)
3rd Position: Air India Vs ONGC: 4-3, Air India finished at 3rd Position, PoM: Vikram Pillay (Air India)

30th May, 2011 (Semifinals):
Match 17 at 6:45 PM: IOC Vs Air India : 0-6, PoM: , Scorers: Ramandeep Singh (2), Deepak Thakur (2), VR Raghunath (1) and Prabhjot Singh (1)
Match 18 at 8:30 PM: BPCL Vs ONGC : 2-1, PoM: Aamir Khan (BPCL), Scorers: BPCL: Jarnail Singh (1), Aamir Khan (1) and ONGC: Diwakar Ram (1)

Semi-finalist teams are:
Air India, ONGC, IOC and BPCL

29th May, 2011 (Quarterfinals):
Match 15 at 6:45 PM: IOC Vs Indian Railway : 4-1, PoM: Khothajeet Singh (IOC), Scorers: IOC: Deepak Thakur (2), VR Raghunath (1), Roshan Minz (1) and Indian Railways: Vivek Singh (1)
Match 16 at 8:30 PM: BPCL Vs Namdhari XI : 3-1, PoM: Sher Singh (BPCL), Scorers: BPCL: Gurpreet Singh (1), Amar Aiyamma (1), Sher Singh (1) and Namdhari XI: Gurpreet Singh (1)

28th May, 2011 (Quarterfinals):
Match 13 at 6:45 PM: Air India Vs MP Academy : 8-0, PoM: Shivendra Singh (Air India), Scorers: Shivendra Singh (4), Sameer Dad (1), Prabodh Tirkey (1), Joga Singh (1) and Birendra Lakra (1)
Match 14 at 8:30 PM: ONGC Vs PNB : 4-1, PoM: Vivek Gupta (ONGC), Scorers: ONGC: Akashdeep (2), Vikash Topo (1), Vivek Gupta (1) and PNB: Yudhveer (1)

Quarter-finalist teams are:
Air India, PNB, Namdhari XI, IOC, ONGC, MP Academy, BPCL and Indian Railways Continue reading →

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.


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

Rabo FIH Champions Trophy 2011: Amsterdam

Rabobank FIH Champions Trophy (Women’s) 2011 will be played from June 25 to July 3, 2011 at the Wagener Stadium in Amsterdam. For the first time, eight teams will participate in the expanded prestigious annual tournament. Apart from hosts Netherlands and defending champions Argentina, six other teams (Australia, China, England, Germany, New Zealand and South Korea) will be participating in prestigious annual tournament (FIH Women’s Champions Trophy).

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Azlan Shah Cup 2011 Update and Live Commentary

Defending Champions India with little lesser experienced players than their recent outings in Asiads and CWG, new captain Arjun Halappa and new chief coach Harendra Singh are prepared to participate in 20th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh (Prak, Malaysia), which is a two hour drive north of Kuala Lumpur.

20th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
20th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Official website of the tournament mentions that  “Only subscribers of Astro in Malaysia will be able to watch live telecast on television. Details of live matches to other countries are not made available to us of yet though we believe that India has made numerous requests but no word from the right holders.” Which is very sad affair for hockey lovers in India.

Live text commentary of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2011 can be followed at our website, www.stick2hockey.com or on official website of Azlan Shah Cup (www.azlanshahcup.com). For more news from Azlan Shah Cup visit our news section here.
Detailed schedule of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2011 (Times are in MYT – Malaysia Time): Continue reading →

Indian team announced for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2011

Indian team for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2011 is announced. Senior most player in the team Arjun Halappa will lead the Indian challenge. India has reached to the finals in last three editions of the prestigious invitational tournament. Other teams in the tournament are hosts Malaysia, World Champions Australia, Great Britain, South Korea, New Zealand and Pakistan. Schedule is also given in the post below.

The team: Bharat Chetri (GK), Adrian D’Souza (GK), Diwakar Ram, Dhananjay Mahadik, Rupinder Pal Singh, Arjun Halappa (C), Vikram Pillay, Vikas Pillay, Vikas Sharma, Gurbaj Singh, Ravi Pal Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Shivendra Singh, SV Sunil, Mandeep Antil, Sarvanjit Singh, Roshan Minz, Gurwinder Singh Chandi.
Standbyes: PR Sreejesh (GK), William Xalxo, Gurjinder Singh, Birendra Lakra Jr.,Pritinder Singh, Bikas Topno

Schedule of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2011
May 6: Pakistan vs South Korea, Great Britain vs India, Australia vs Malaysia Continue reading →

Champions Trophy 2011 (3-11 Dec) and 2012 Olympic Qualifiers (15-26 Feb) in Delhi

The FIH (International Hockey Federation) has announced the official dates for major competition for the year ahead, the six Olympic Qualification tournaments. The Olympic Qualifiers (Qualification Tournaments) for London 2012 Olympics will be hosted by three nations (India, Belgium and Japan) with a men’s and women’s tournament running in parallel.


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The FIH Champions Challenge 1 from November 26 – December 4  in Johannesburg, South Africa and overlapping the FIH Champions Trophy in New Delhi, India from December 3 to December 11, 2011 will complete the calendar of 2011.

The FIH Women’s Champions Trophy in Argentina from January 28 to February 5, 2012 will mark the starting one of the busiest year in recent times, which has Olympics, Qualifiers in addition to regular annual tournaments of FIH. Continue reading →