Former India Captain Raises Funds For Lockdown-Hit Hockey Players, Coaches, Groundsmen

Saddened by the financial hardship being faced by the hockey community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, former India captain Viren Rasquinha has raised Rs 22 lakh to be distributed as one-time benefit among players, coaches and groundsmen working at the grassroots level. The fund has been raised in just one week through a joint initiative of Read More …

India Hockey Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh Says Reading Motivational Books To Keep Mental Balance During Lockdown

Back home after nearly three months of confinement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh says he fought against his mental demons during the lockdown phase by reading a lot of “motivational” literature. With his father, who is a cardiac patient, and two kids back home in Kerala, Sreejesh admitted that Read More …

Sanitisers During Breaks, Grip Changes: India’s Hockey Teams Adapt To New Norms

Back on the turf after more than a two-month lockdown, Indian men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh and his men are slowly adapting to the new normal in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes using sanitisers during every break and drinking water from individual bottles. After being confined to their hostel rooms at the SAI Read More …

Arjuna Award Nomination Will Motivate Us To Perform Better: Vandana Katariya, Monika

Indian women’s hockey team players Vandana Katariya and Monika are elated after being nominated for the Arjuna Awards and believes that this recommendation will motivate them to push harder. Hockey India on Tuesday announced the nomination, Indian women’s team captain Rani Rampal for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award while her compatriots Vandana Katariya, Read More …

Hockey India Nominates Women’s Team Captain Rani Rampal For Khel Ratna Award

Hockey India on Tuesday nominated national women’s team captain Rani for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award while Vandana Kataria, Monika, and Harmanpreet Singh were recommended for the Arjuna Award. For the Major Dhyan Chand Award for lifetime achievement, the federation has recommended former India stalwarts RP Singh and Tushar Khandker. Coaches BJ Kariappa Read More …

Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Senior Cremated With State Honours

Hockey icon Balbir Singh Senior, who died at 96 after battling multiple health issues, was on Monday cremated in Chandigarh with full state honours, with Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi declaring that the Mohali stadium will be named after the legendary player. The three-time Olympic gold medallist‘s body was consigned to flames at an electric Read More …

How Balbir Singh Sr Played With Fractured Finger Against Pakistan In 1956 Olympic Final

He did not score in India’s Olympic gold grabbing win over Pakistan in the 1956 Games final but hockey skipper Balbir Singh Senior had come out playing that match with a fractured finger, recalled footballer Tulsidas Balaram. Balaram was part of the Indian football team that finished a historic fourth in the 1956 Olympics and Read More …

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