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Indian hockey midfielder Gurbaj Singh suspended for 9 months
Indian hockey midfielder Gurbaj Singh suspended for 9 months

Gurbaj Singh The Indian hockey team midfielder Gurbaj Singh has been suspended for 9 months by Hockey India. The 27-year-old was charged with ‘misbehaviour and creating disharmony within the team’. The decision was taken by the Hockey India disciplinary committee headed by Mr. Harbinder Singh. Former Indian coach Judi Felix, who had filed the charges against him, was also present at the meeting along with Gurbaj Singh. As quot

Aug 11 2015
The Gurbaj Singh puzzle - the sooner it is solved, the better
The Gurbaj Singh puzzle - the sooner it is solved, the better

Gurbaj Singh in action during the 2014 Commonwealth Games  He is arguably a player any captain or coach can count on to deliver when the chips are down. If there is ever an occasion for a player to stand up and be counted, he is the right man for it. So what is it that makes Indian ace midfielder Gurbaj Singh appear ‘difficult’ if the recent report to Hockey India’s Special Committee is anything to go by? The 26-year

Aug 4 2015
Interview with Roelant Oltmans:
Interview with Roelant Oltmans: "India will be at their full-strength against France and Spain"

Roelant Oltmans will coach India until the 2016 Rio Olympics The exit of Paul Van Ass as head coach of the Indian men’s hockey team created a crisis-like situation amidst swirling reports of frosty ties between the Dutchman and Hockey India President Narender Batra. The exit of the former Dutch coach saw Hockey India High-Performance Manager Roelant Oltmans being foisted with the responsibility of coaching the men’s side till the

Aug 4 2015
Former coach Terry Walsh criticises Hockey India for Van Ass fiasco
Former coach Terry Walsh criticises Hockey India for Van Ass fiasco

Former Indian men’s team head coach Terry Walsh The Indian men’s hockey team’s former head coach Terry Walsh said that he was saddened by how Hockey India treats their coaches at a professional level. Paul van Ass was relieved of his duties just 5 months into his role as the head coach of the senior men's hockey team. DNA reported Walsh as saying, “This (Van Ass' sacking) is potentially destabilising for the

Aug 1 2015
Gurbaj Singh dropped from the Indian team for their tour to Europe
Gurbaj Singh dropped from the Indian team for their tour to Europe

Gurbaj Singh Gurbaj Singh has been omitted from the Indian squad that is scheduled to tour Europe between July 31st and August 14th. The 26-year-old had apparently misbehaved with the Indian coaches as per reports submitted by the coaches and manager. The nine-member Special Committee, which was appointed by Hockey India and consists of some eminent names like  V Bhaskaran, A B Subbaiah among others had found the midfielder

Indian hockey defender Gurbaj Singh in trouble for indiscipline
Indian hockey defender Gurbaj Singh in trouble for indiscipline

Gurbaj Singh Senior Indian midfielder Gurbaj Singh’s indiscipline ways has attracted the attention of Hockey India’s nine-member Special Committee. The committee headed by Olympian Harbinder Singh, has written to Hockey India President Narinder Batra over his unbecoming behavior. It is learnt that the ace medio has apparently misbehaved with the Indian coaches as per the reports submitted by the coaches and manager. It may be wo

Jul 27 2015
Hockey World League semis: Indian men's team - Player ratings
Hockey World League semis: Indian men's team - Player ratings

Player ratings from India’s performance at the HWL The Indian men’s hockey team finished 4th in the Hockey World League (HWL) semis held at Brasschaat in Antwerp, Belgium. The Indian team lost their 3rd place play-off to Great Britain by 5-1. India had Poland, France, Australia and arch-rivals Pakistan in their Pool and after finishing 2nd in the Pool, they faced Malaysia in the quarter-finals where they emerged victo

Jul 6 2015
India wary of rising Malaysia in quarters: Hockey World League preview
India wary of rising Malaysia in quarters: Hockey World League preview

The Indian Men's Hockey team at a training session earlier this month Antwerp, June 30 (IANS) After losing out to Australia in their only defeat in the pool matches, the Indian men's team is wary of a fast-improving Malaysia as they lock horns in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final at the Brasschaat Municipal Park here on Wednesday. India's last encounter against their Asian rivals was in the Sultan Az

Jun 30 2015
Indian hockey midfielder Gurbaj Singh earns 200th international cap
Indian hockey midfielder Gurbaj Singh earns 200th international cap

Gurbaj Singh While representing the national team in its 4th league match of the Hockey World League semis, Gurbaj Singh reached another milestone in his career as he earned his 200th cap for the national side. He has been an integral part of the team throughout his career and is known for blunting down the opposition attacks. Gurbaj made his senior team debut at 2006 Doha Asian Games and has been a pivotal part of the team ever s

Jun 29 2015
Interview with Gurbaj Singh:
Interview with Gurbaj Singh: "Building winning momentum in Belgium key for India"

Gurbaj Singh Gurbaj Singh is a vital cog in the Indian men’s hockey team. The ace player can essay all roles to near-perfection – he can rush in to help the defence, control the midfield and even step forward when needed. The experienced midfielder, who is employed with Punjab Police, will be look to bring all his experience to the fore in the Hockey World League (HWL) semi-finals. Gurbaj spoke to us on the team’s preparat

Jun 18 2015
5 Indian players to watch out for at the FIH World Hockey League
5 Indian players to watch out for at the FIH World Hockey League

With the FIH Hockey World League just round the corner, the Indian Hockey teams are all geared up to leave a mark. Though they are already qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Indian team clearly understands the importance of the tournament and are training hard for the tournament in Belgium. Here is a list of 5 domestic players to watch out for in the upcoming tournament:   Sardar Singh Sardar Singh He debu

Jun 17 2015
Video: Spectacular ad on Indian hockey ahead of the Hockey World League semis
Video: Spectacular ad on Indian hockey ahead of the Hockey World League semis

Star Sports has come out with yet another innovative advertisement, this time for Hockey. With the Hockey World League semi-finals coming up in Antwerp, Belgium from June 20th, the Indian team face a ‘press conference’ in the ad. Captain Sardar Singh, coach Paul van Ass and players like goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, defenders Birendra Lakra, Gurbaj Singh and forwards Akashdeep Singh and Manpreet Singh also feature in the 45-second commerci

Jun 9 2015
Indian hockey team seeks fresh start under new coach in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Indian hockey team seeks fresh start under new coach in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Indian hockey team at the Sultan Azlan Shah preparatory camp Ipoh (Malaysia), April 4: The Indian men's hockey team will seek a fresh beginning under new coach Paul van Ass as the six-nation 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup starts at the Azlan Shah Stadium here on Sunday. India had a fruitful 2014 when they won the the Asian Games gold after 16 years. They gave a tough fight to Australia as well to finish a creditable fourth in the Champ

Apr 5 2015
HIL: Jaypee Punjab Warriors favourites against Delhi Waveriders in second semifinal
HIL: Jaypee Punjab Warriors favourites against Delhi Waveriders in second semifinal

Punjab Warriors are favourites to reach the final, led by Sandeep Singh New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS): Jaypee Punjab Warriors will be firm favourites against defending champions Delhi Waveriders in the second semifinal of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Saturday. Warriors have played with their usual aggression and flair to top the pool standings with 35 points. They have defeated Waveriders

Feb 20 2015