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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 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.
Dec 09, 2018
World Cup 2018: In lop-sided world of hockey, professionalism reigns in Europe while it's a poor man's game in third-world nationsHockey is a rich man’s game in Europe, an amateur sport in the Americas and Southern Africa and a poor-man’s sport in the third world countries.
Dec 07, 2018
The Champions Trophy saga shows International Hockey Federation cares two hoots for history and legacyHockey, perhaps, needs some visionary to keep the Champions Trophy going. It could be the hockey’s insurance as it embarks on an uncertain journey.
Dec 05, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: Indian hockey’s High Performance Director David John living on borrowed timeHockey India’s self-styled team supremo David John seems to be living on borrowed time and has reportedly been directed to stay away from the Indian team during the ongoing World Cup.
Dec 03, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: At ‘yawning’ edition of showpiece event stretching for three weeks, a battle of wits for coachesPeak athleticism will not be a yardstick in the tournament due to the event being stretched to three weeks, writes The Hockey Insider
Dec 01, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: Behind China's rise, a South Korean coach groomed by an Indian at NIS PatialaIn his decade-long stint in China, Kim Sang-Ryul has already made a mark, writes The Hockey Insider