High Court directs Centre, Hockey India to allow participation of Odisha's men's, women's teams in national championships
Hockey India, the apex body of the game, last week had debarred as many as 10 states, including Odisha, from participating in the national championships on the ground that they had not updated the details of the team members online a month before the beginning of the events.
Australia continued to dominate the proceedings with repeated forays as the French defence found itself in shambles to keep the Kookaburras at bay.
Quickly realising that slow pace was not helping them, England raised their tempo and that paid dividends as they earned their first penalty corner in the 11th minute.
In the stillness of dusty chill, far from the euphoric surge that the World Cup has generated, coach Sunil Tigga chugs along quietly, powered by his desire to produce international players from the village he grew up in.