Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Reverse stick rule changes up to FIH, says England Hockey

England Hockey say it is the responsibility of the International Hockey Federation to change any rules on safety - despite the world governing body outlining that associations can play its part. The Hockey Paper's coverage on safety in our sport...

FIH on reverse stick: ‘Banning this exciting skill at all levels is not something we are considering’

World hockey will continue to monitor injuries regarding dangerous shots in the sport but have so far seen no indication to outlaw hits such as the reverse, with national assocations not having reported any uptick in specific injuries. The International...

Inquiry launched against FIH chief into alleged ‘misuse’ of money

Narinder Batra, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) president, has seen a preliminary inquiry lodged against him for allegedly diverting funds of around £35,000 of Hockey India funds for his personal benefit. Batra is a former secretary general and president of...

World hockey inks betting and data deal with Sportradar

World hockey has inked a multi-year partnership with Sportradar, the real-time league statistics and betting data company, until the 2029/30 season. The deal will see Sportradar collect and distribute betting data from the the roster of international FIH competitions,...

FIH presses ahead with Hockey 5s promo event in 2022

World hockey has pressed ahead with plans to hold its first senior Hockey 5s event in a further bid to showcase the sport. The rescheduled event will be staged between June 4-5 in Lausanne, a constructed pitch staged on the...

FIH: Lack of national association vote had big impact on Hockey Stars Awards

In an interview published on the FIH website, chief executive Thierry Weil says world hockey "will work on the future Stars Awards with the global hockey community” after India won all eight categories in 2021 awards Were you expecting so...

India Hockey offered double profits to get 2023 World Cup

Exclusive | By Shahbaz M India’s promise to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) of generating two times more revenue than their closest bid rival ensured they got the hosting rights for the 2023 World Cup. The FIH’s decision to host back-to-back...

‘This is not normal!’ Flawed system makes mockery of FIH Hockey Stars Awards

'Awards, huh, what are they good for? Absolutely nothing…" Edwin Starr might have sung in his 1970 classic. Belgium and the Netherlands might well be thinking the same when they meet in upcoming Pro League matches after the FIH...

FIH to discuss Paris 2024 Olympic hockey qualifiers

World hockey is set to discuss the Olympic qualifier formats for Paris 2024 at its upcoming board meeting. The FIH executive committee has the qualification process for the next Olympics in three years time on its agenda. It has previously been...

FIH reveal nominees for Hockey Stars awards

Fiona Crackles' meteoric rise to the Great Britain women's team has seen the Durham graduate shortlisted for the FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2020-21. Crackles, who joined the GB national programme full-time in January, has been nominated in the women's Rising...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022: Australia women look to next gen

Australia women depart for Europe and the Women's World Cup preparations next month with an eye on the future. The...
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