Sardar Singh will lead a full strength Indian men’s hockey team in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia, from April 5 to 12.
India has always been a difficult place to work for any foreign coach because of its culture and bureaucratic hurdles, but new chief coach of the men's hockey team,Paul van Ass on Tuesday said he has 'no other option' but to 'adjust to the system'.
The Netherlands' Paul van Ass on Monday resumed duties as Indian men's hockey team's chief coach as the eight-time Olympic champions underwent their first practice session under the Dutchman at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.
Former India hockey coach Michael Nobbs said it was perhaps a good time to appoint a home grown product to take up the national coach's job ahead of the Rio Olympic Games, for which the squad has already qualified.
Current Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh and former skipper Ajit Pal Singh Monday said that Pakistani players should be allowed to play in Hockey India League(HIL).
An Asian Games gold medal after a 16-year hiatus and a direct ticket to the 2016 Olympic Games were some of the high points in what was a rare successful year for Indian hockey even though national coach Terry Walsh's unceremonious resignation provided a bitter ending to 2014.
With only a few weeks left before the start of the third edition of the Hockey India League, many players have started their preparations to showcase their best performance in the mega event commencing on January 22.
Pakistan players Mohammad Touseeq and Ali Amjad were suspended hours before Sunday’s Champions Trophy final against Germany as the fall-out continued after their celebrations following their victory over arch-rivals India in the high-voltage semi-final the night before.
India produced an inspirational performance with a magnificent come-from-behind 4-2 victory over Belgium to set-up a mouth-watering semi-final clash against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament, here on Thursday.
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