Former United Kingdom Hockey Player Appears Against Sardar Singh in Sexual Harassment Case

An Indian-origin England Under-19 women’s hockey player, who had lodged a complaint against Sardar Singh of sexual harrasment at Koomkalan police station on Wednesday appeared before the special investigating team, set up by the Ludhiana Police Commissioner Parmraj Singh. ADCP Satbir Singh Atwal, who is heading the three-member committee, said that she appeared before the SIT on Wednesday and endorsed all allegations which she had … Continue reading Former United Kingdom Hockey Player Appears Against Sardar Singh in Sexual Harassment Case

Vidya Stokes nominated as Life President for HI

Hockey India (HI) nominated former President Vidya Stokes as the life president of the federation in the just-concluded fifth Hockey India Congress here. Stokes, who currently serves as the Irrigation and Public Health Minister of Himachal Pradesh, has been nominated for the post in accordance to rule 5.14 of the HI constitution. According to the HI constitution, the Life President (only one post) will be … Continue reading Vidya Stokes nominated as Life President for HI

Hockey India Lifts Ban on Gurbaj Singh Post High Court Order

Hockey India (HI) on Saturday lifted the nine-month ban on Gurbaj Singh with immediate effect in the wake of Punjab and Haryana High Court’s order that termed the suspension of the senior player “illegal”. The decision on Gurbaj was taken at HI’s athletes disputes and grievance addressal committee headed by former great Harbinder Singh, days after the High Court said the charges levelled against the … Continue reading Hockey India Lifts Ban on Gurbaj Singh Post High Court Order

FIH requestes IOA to remove all records of IHF

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has requested the IOA to recognise HI as the sole governing body for the sport in the country by removing all reference to the erstwhile Indian Hockey Federation (IHF). “In continuation to the decision made by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) based out of Lausanne, Switzerland, on 17th September 2015, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has now formally … Continue reading FIH requestes IOA to remove all records of IHF

Indian Hockey League 2015 : New Rules & Auctions

The 2015 auction of Hockey India League witnessed an intense and nail biting day as the six franchisees picked their team from the 271 players which went under the hammer today at Hotel Lalit, New Delhi. With 135 Indian and 136 foreign players, the day started with Kieran Govers was bought by Dabang Mumbai at USD 36000 post an intense round of bidding. New Regulations … Continue reading Indian Hockey League 2015 : New Rules & Auctions

Pre Independence Story : Indian Hockey’s Golden Era

Starting from 1928 to 1956 was the Golden Era of Indian Hockey. During this period, India won 6 consecutive gold medals in the Olympics. India played 24 Olympic matches, won all 24, scored 178 goals (at an average of 7.43 goals per match) and conceded only 7 goals. The two other gold medals for India came in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 1980 Moscow … Continue reading Pre Independence Story : Indian Hockey’s Golden Era