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India v Pakistan to kick start Men’s Asia Hockey Cup

Defendinf champions India and Pakistan will kick off the Hero Men's Asia Cup on Monday with the match anticipated to "reach an all-time high with millions tuning in". The Asia Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia also acts as a World Cup...

India’s 2023 Hockey World Cup venue inspired by Colosseum

The second venue being built for the 2023 men's World Cup in India has been inspired by the Colosseum and is on track to be finished inside 15 months. The 20,000-seater stadium in Odisha's Rourkela has been named after freedom...

India edge plaudits over England in Hockey Pro League double header

Liam Sanford scored his first international goal but it was the dragflicking of Harmanpreet Singh which saw India across the line as the hosts came out 4-3 winners in this latest Men's Pro League clash in Bhubaneswar. With Saturday's game...

Timothee Clement’s roar has left a mark on me, says India’s Vivek Prasad

Yashodhan Nakhare speaks to India's rising star in a pivotal year for the senior national team Out of defeat comes the drive. For Vivek Prasad, it is the sight of an inspired opposition captain which will long live in the...

Batra: Rourkela stadium can act as springboard for Indian hockey ‘to become powerhouse’

Narinder Batra, the Indian Olympic Association president, believes that if other Indian states follow Odisha's lead in building international stadiums, then the nation "without doubt will cecome a sporting powerhouse in hockey in both men and women." The new Rourkela...

How India rise has helped Nilakanta Sharma improve family’s living conditions

Nilakanta Sharma first picked up a stick in the hope of representing India. Hailing from Manipur, the north east region of India, he has now been able to build a new home for his family. Further, the storylines from...

We aren’t afraid of anyone at Hockey World Cup, says India’s Sushila Chanu

India's "fighting spirit" has given the side optimism for a successful Women's World Cup. India will open their campaign against England on July 3 in a Pool B match before matches against China and New Zealand. Half back Sushila Chanu said...

‘Mishandled’: Dr Batra meets India coach after criticising team’s performances

Graham Reid, the India men's coach, met with Indian Olympic Association chief Narinder Batra this week after he criticised the national hockey side's recent peformances. Batra, who is also International Hockey Federation (FIH) president, had asked Hockey India to explain...

Harmanpreet Singh: lockdown difficulties prepared us for Olympic challenges

Star defender and drag flicker Harmanpreet Singh has been a central figure in the resurgence of the Indian men’s hockey team in recent years. His clutch performances for the team not only played a vital role in the Indian...

France show Paris Olympic credentials with Hockey Pro League win over India

France men beat India for the first time since 2004 with a superb 5-2 victory in the latest FIH Pro League matches in Potchefstroom. France's invitation to compete in the global league was always going to be accepted and preparation...
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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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