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I always looked up to Sardar Singh, says Vishal Antil

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) In 2017, when midfielder Vishal Antil came into the junior national coaching camp in SAI, Bengaluru, he would closely observe his senior compatriot Sardar Singh who trained at the same campus. The former India captain's discipline, his focus on the game and professionalism ...

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Hockey Pro League ideal test for us before Olympics, says Manpreet

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team chief coach Graham Reid has said that the tough competition against top nations in the 2020 FIH Hockey Pro League season will help his team prepare best for the Tokyo Olympic Games."It's very encouraging to have international competition restarting ...

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FIH Pro League will give us tough competition ahead of Tokyo Olympic Games, says Graham Reid

New Delhi [India], July 11 (ANI): With the FIH announcing the resumption of its premier event, the 2020 Pro League season, Indian men's hockey team's chief coach Graham Reid expressed that the tough competition against top countries will help the side to prepare best for the Tokyo Olympic Games."It'...

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It was my dream to play, train with best players of the country, says youngster Sharmila Devi

Hisar (Haryana) [India], July 10 (ANI): Indian women's team forward Sharmila Devi, who made debut last year, said it was her dream to play and train with the best players of the country.The 18-year-old had a fruitful debut year where she helped her side to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics."Life has re...

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Gyanendro Ningombam named as Hockey India's officiating president

New Delhi [India], July 10 (ANI): Gyanendro Ningombam was named as the officiating president of Hockey India in an Executive Board meeting held on Friday. The decision followed the resignation of Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, who stepped down from the position on July 07, citing family commitments. "In the ...

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Mushtaque Ahmad resigns as HI chief, Ningombam nominated new President

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Hockey India Executive Board held an Emergent Executive Board meeting on Friday naming Manipur's Gyanendro Ningombam as the officiating President of Hockey India. This was following the resignation letter of Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad received by Hockey India on July 7 due to his...

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Looking to make a difference once hockey returns, says Sharmila

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) After a fruitful debut year with the Indian women's hockey team where she helped her team qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, forward Sharmila Devi is itching to get back on the field to make a difference.With the team currently on a break from national camp, Sharmila has been ...

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FIH conducts facilities workshop for Hockey India state member units

New Delhi [India], July 10 (ANI): The Facilities and Quality Programme Manager at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Alastair Cox conducted a facilities workshop for Hockey India state member units (SMUs) through Microsoft teams on Thursday.Cox stressed on the topics relevant to India includi...

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India's pro league campaign to restart in April with tie in Argentina

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team's FIH Pro League campaign is scheduled to restart on April 10 and 11, 2021 with a tie against Argentina away from home as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday announced a new schedule for the men's and women's Pro League.India wi...

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Sports Ministry asks Hockey India President to step down

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Hockey India President Mushtaque Ahmed has been asked to stand down from his post by the Sports Ministry, declaring that his 2018 election violated the 2011 National Sports Development Code.The Ministry stated that the National Sports Federation (NSF) is to conduct new elect...

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