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5 days ago
Indians aim for bright start at Women's Asian Champions Trophy

Donghae City (South Korea), May 12 (IANS) Dutch coach Sjoerd Marijne will hope to start his second stint with the Indian women's hockey team on a positive note when the defending champions open their campaign against a tough Japanese side at the 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy here on Sunday. Marijne started his stint with Indian hockey when he took charge of the women's team in 2016....

8 days ago
Pakistan tour possible, says Cricket Ireland chief

Lahore, May 9 (IANS) Ahead of their Test debut against Pakistan on Friday, Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom has expressed his country's willingness to tour the Asian country after revisiting the security situation with the International Cricket Council's (ICC) security team. We've seen the West Indies' recent tour which went well. We've also seen that some Pakistan Super Le...

9 days ago
Indian eves gear up for hockey Asian Champions Trophy

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Putting behind the disappointment in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the Indian women's team led by defender Sunita Lakra on Tuesday left for the 5th Asian Champions Trophy to be held at Donghae City in South Korea from May 13. Besides India and hosts South Korea, Japan, China and Malaysia will vie for top honours. In 2016, the Indian team won their mai...

14 days ago
Hockey stars Dharamvir, Manpreet, Savita recommended for Arjuna

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Experienced midfielder Dharamvir Singh, Manpreet Singh and Indian womens team goalkeeper Savita have been recommended for the Arjuna Award while Sanggai Ibemhal Chanu and former mens captain Bharat Chetri have been recommended for the Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement, Hockey India announced on Thursday Commenting on the recommendations, Mohd Mushtaque Ah...

15 days ago
Sunita to lead Indian women's team at Asian Champions Trophy

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Experienced defender Sunita Lakra will lead the 18-member Indian women's squad at the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament to be held in Donghae in South Korea from May 13. Sunita was handed the captain's armband in the absence of Rani, who has been rested for the tournament, while goalkeeper Savita will shoulder the responsibility of vice captain, Hockey Indi...

16 days ago
Hockey coaches Marijne, Harendra to swap places

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) In yet another coaching reshuffle in Indian hockey, the national men's and the women's hockey teams' head coaches Sjoerd Marijne and Harendra Singh have been asked to swap sides, Hockey India (HI) announced on Tuesday. The announcement comes after both the men's and the women's teams failed to grab a medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April. Thi...

20 days ago
Indian cricket squad named for women's Asia Cup T20

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) The Indian squad for the upcoming Women's Asia Cup T20, to be held in Malaysia, was announced on Friday. The tournament featuring India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, and host Malaysia will be held from June 1 to 1. Each team will play against the other and the top two teams on the points table will qualify for the final. India women's squad: ...

20 days ago
Keeper Sreejesh returns as captain of Indian hockey team

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Veteran goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh has replaced midfielder Manpreet Singh as the former regains the captaincy of the Indian men's hockey team till the end of the year, it was announced on Friday. Sreejesh returns to the leadership role after coming back from an injury break, Hockey India (HI) said in a statement. HI also declared that forward Rani Rampal ...

24 days ago
Political intervention in India-Pakistan cricket ties a tragedy: Sethi

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Najam Sethi on Monday termed India and Pakistan not playing bilateral series due to political tensions as a tragedy for the fans, adding that the ball is now in the BCCI's court in terms of resumption of the ties. My view is that Pakistan and India play cricket in such a manner that no other country can match them. The most prof...

26 days ago
PCB officials to arrive in Kolkata on Sunday for ICC meeting

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Nazam Sethi and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Subhan Ahmed are slated to arrive in the city on Sunday to attend the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting next week. The PCB officials have already arrived in New Delhi, it has been learnt. It will be the first time that a PCB delegation will visit India since Seth...

1 month ago
Asia Cup shifted out of India; BCCI to host in UAE

Kuala Lumpur, April 10 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will host the Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in September after Pakistan's refusal to participate in the 50-over tournament, supposed to be hosted by its neighbour, forced the shifted to the UAE, it was announced on Tuesday. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Executive Board unanimously approved the staging of A...

1 month ago
India's quest for men's hockey gold begins with clash against Pakistan

Gold Coast, April 6 (IANS) India's mens hockey team will begin its campaign at the XXI Commonwealth Games with a pulsating Pool B clash against arch-rivals Pakistan here on Saturday. For the Manpreet Singh-led Indian team, 2018 is an important year, filled with multiple high-profile tournaments, with the CWG being the first target of the year. India had lost to Australia in the finals of...

1 month ago
Women's hockey team determined to end 12-year CWG medal drought, says Rani

Gold Coast, April 4 (IANS) India's womens hockey team captain Rani Rampal has vowed to end the side's 12-year medal drought at the Commonwealth Games as the Asian champions begin their campaign here with a group stage clash against Wales on Thursday. The women's outfit last won the CWG gold in 2002 followed by a silver medal in 2006. But in the last few years, the team has achieved coupl...

1 month ago
I would ask Rubel to bowl again in 19th over: Shakib

Colombo, March 19 (IANS) Not wanting to cry about their heart-wrenching four-wicket defeat to India in the final of the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 International (T20) tri-series, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said he would give the ball to Rubel Hossain again despite the pacer going for 22 runs in the 19th over. Wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik (29 runs off eight balls) played a bri...

2 months ago
Commonwealth Games: Indian women's hockey squad announced

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Hockey India on Wednesday named a 18-member national women's squad for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4. The Indian team is grouped in Pool A along with Malaysia, Wales, England and South Africa. They will begin their campaign on April 5 against Wales. The 18-member squad will be captained by ace strike...

2 months ago
Manpreet to lead Indian hockey team at CWG, no place for Sardar

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Ace midfielder Manpreet Singh is set to lead the Indian mens hockey team at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, starting April 4, while the experienced former captain Sardar Singh has been left out of the 18-member squad, announced by Hockey India on Tuesday. The Indian team is grouped in Pool B along with Pakistan, Malaysia, Wales, England and will begin their ...

2 months ago
Women's hockey squad leaves for South Korea series

Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey squad on Friday left for Jinchun, South Korea where they will play a five-match series with the hosts starting March 5. Under the watchful eyes of chief coach Harendra Singh, the 20 players were chosen out of the 34 national campers at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre here. The camp focused on fitness, speed and skill develop...

2 months ago
Hockey: Rani to lead Indian eves on South Korea tour

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Ace striker Rani will lead a 20-member squad for the upcoming tour of South Korea -- between March 3 and 12 -- where they will play five matches against the hosts at the Jinchun National Athletic Centre in Seoul, Hockey India (HI) announced on Friday. Defender Sunita Lakra will be her deputy for the season opener. With celebrated goalkeeper Savita rested ...

2 months ago
Coach Constantine accepts India football team contract extension

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine on Tuesday accepted the offer to have his contract with the team extended beyond the AFC Asia Cup next year. After accepting my second contract extension with the All India Football Federation, I will have the longest tenure of any foreign coach in Indian history, with a total of seven years (2002-2005; 2015-2019), C...

2 months ago
UP Strikers clinch Indian Wheelchair Cricket League

Gurugram, Feb 18 (IANS) UP Strikers clinched the trophy, defeating Delhi Sultans by four runs in the Indian Wheelchair Cricket League, which concluded here on Sunday. The three-day tournament will now be followed by the Asia Cup towards the end of the year which would entail the participation of six countries. After winning the toss, Delhi elected to bowl. UP Strikers put up a fo...

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