Articles by The Hockey Insider
Feb 14, 2020
The Hockey Insider: FIH Junior World Cup for men could be next significant event allocated to India; Chhattisgarh could play hostThe central Indian state of Chhattisgarh is eager to attract top-class international events and the opportunity seems to have arisen as the FIH goes out eliciting bids for the next Junior World Cup for men.
Jan 16, 2020
The Hockey Insider: Nervous anxiety across hockey world as FIH Pro League’s critical season gets goingThe finance guys across several leading hockey-playing nations are pensively doing the sums, seeking ways to cut costs and reduce the outgo of hard-earned money as the FIH Pro League gets into the swing for its critical make-or-break season.
Nov 23, 2019
The Hockey Insider: Multi-million price tags again driving hockey World Cup to BhubaneswarHockey India had pledged a guarantee of 3.5 million Swiss Francs to clinch the improbable deal. Never before in the last five-decades had FIH sanctioned back-to-back World Cups to same country.
Nov 04, 2019
The Hockey Insider: India’s multi-million offer to host World Cup causes turbulence among biddersThe few nations still eager to host the event have been rattled by India’s return to the bidding contest after already staging two hockey World Cups in the space of 12 years.
Feb 01, 2019
The Hockey Insider: India aiming to bid for 2022 World Cup after successfully hosting 2018 edition in BhubaneswarWorking at a hectic pace to submit a bid for the 2022 men's World Cup, India has caused a flutter in hockey circles by seeking to host back-to-back World Cups.
Dec 20, 2018
Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar a tough act to follow, FIH further confounds future hosts by reopening bidsBhubaneswar, most 2022 bidders confess, may be difficult to match, but there are interesting dimensions in all 2022 bids. However, the FIH, which ought to have announced the decision by now, is still seeking fresh bids
Dec 17, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: Quit or be sacked are Harendra Singh’s choices as Hockey India begins search for foreign coachThe search for a “quality foreign coach” to replace Harendra Singh is in the initial stages. Preliminary inquiries were underway even as the top bosses of Hockey India were busy with the World Cup final.
Dec 15, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: Wisdom, finally, dawns on hockey’s governing body!Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. Two years of futile search for title sponsors for the proposed global elite nations’ league has brought wisdom to the International Hockey Federation, writes The Hockey Insider
Dec 13, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: With India's records at past tournaments missing, FIH displays its indifference towards history of sportIn disseminating the records of the hockey World Cup tournaments of the past — just 13 tournaments since the inaugural edition in 1971 — FIH seem to prefer fiction to fact.
Dec 12, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: Is the dice loaded against 'star' coaches when they join Asian teams?Despite the abundance of talent in Asia from which they feel privileged to pick their hockey squads, these star coaches often find the going tough once in the hot seat. That is the growing impression, so much so that some Asian teams now think twice before hiring these star coaches.