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Gurbaj Singh deserves spot in Indian team: Pargat Singh
Gurbaj Singh deserves spot in Indian team: Pargat Singh

Gurbaj Singh (L) in action during an earlier competition The prolonged absence of midfielder Gurbaj Singh from the national team has been seen as Hockey India using its ‘might’ to settle scores with him, literally saying ‘pay a heavy price for taking us to court’.And yes, Gurbaj has indeed paid a ‘big price’ for showing the ‘audacity’ to take the federation to court – for he is now in per

Apr 2 2016
Is Hockey India really keen to reinstate Gurbaj Singh in the national senior team?
Is Hockey India really keen to reinstate Gurbaj Singh in the national senior team?

Gurbaj Singh’s career seems all but overIndian hockey team has been showing ample signs of improvement over the last few years but the same cannot be said about the federation (Hockey India) that runs the sport in the country.Of course, the federation is well within its rights to think that they haven’t put a foot wrong in running the affairs of the sport. Successfully staging the Hockey India League for four years amid all odds is de

Mar 30 2016
Hockey India name 33 probables for the 2016 Rio Olympics
Hockey India name 33 probables for the 2016 Rio Olympics

The Indian team will have their training camp in BengaluruHockey India has officially come up with the list of 33 probables for the 2016 Rio Olympics and these players have been selected for the national camp, which will be held at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) South Centre, Bengaluru, as preparation for the all-important Olympic Games. The recently concluded Hockey India League(HIL) saw some new talent emerge in the sport for Ind

Mar 2 2016
Unsolved selection puzzle: Gurbaj Singh missing among 33 probables for upcoming national camp
Unsolved selection puzzle: Gurbaj Singh missing among 33 probables for upcoming national camp

Gurbaj had last played for India at the 2015 Hockey World League Semifinal Round in BelgiumThis is a puzzle that is unlikely to get solved – yes we are talking about talented, experienced midfielder Gurbaj Singh, whose name does not feature among the 33 crore probables, announced by Hockey India for its upcoming national camp, which will be held at the SAI South Centre, Bengaluru from March 7.It does not need a rocket scientist to understan

Mar 1 2016
Hockey India names squads for the 12th South Asian Games
Hockey India names squads for the 12th South Asian Games

Ritu Rani would lead the women’s hockey team while Mandeep Antil will be captain of the men’s team.Hockey India (HI) on Monday announced 18-member squads for both India men and women's teams for the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) to be held in Guwahati and Shillong from February 5 to 16.The tournament will see India women play Sri Lanka and Nepal while the men's team will be competing against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and arch rival

Much-required SAF Games lifeline for ban-lifted Gurbaj Singh
Much-required SAF Games lifeline for ban-lifted Gurbaj Singh

Gurbaj SinghThe ‘unfairly imposed nine-month ban’ slapped on Indian hockey midfielder Gurbaj Singh was subsequently quashed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, as they termed it as ‘illegal’, with Hockey India lifting the ban on the concerned player. It is said that when things go wrong, it can go ‘horribly wrong’.Gurbaj experienced a similar fate – the midfielder had initially served out two months of

Jan 4 2016
Indian Hockey's best and worst moments in 2015
Indian Hockey's best and worst moments in 2015

It has been an enthralling year for Indian hockey fans as well as for all the Indian teams. With the national teams pushing for the heights they were once accustomed to, it can be very surely be said that the Indian hockey is on the road to resurrection. India’s performance in the calendar year at a glance:  Squad Matches Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Men’s

Dec 28 2015
Gurbaj Singh's name missing in Hockey India League reserve player list but why?
Gurbaj Singh's name missing in Hockey India League reserve player list but why?

The curious case of Gurbaj Singh keeps getting intriguing by the day It is not at all a ‘great feeling’ to be in the shoes of Gurbaj Singh. Nothing can be more ‘frustrating and unfortunate’ for a player when you realise that the federation under whom you get the opportunity to represent the country is trying all ways and means to halt your international career. It’s indeed sad to see Hockey India train

Dec 18 2015
Former captain Rajpal Singh says that certain captains are responsible for Gurbaj Singh's current plight
Former captain Rajpal Singh says that certain captains are responsible for Gurbaj Singh's current plight

Rajpal Singh during his playing days There are no prizes for guessing what price you have to pay for seeking justice in Indian hockey. And nobody perhaps knows it better than former Indian captain Rajpal Singh, who quietly went off the selectors’ radar after refusing to accept the shoe-string prize money of Rs 25,000 awarded to the national team, after he led the side to glory at the 2011 Asian Champions Trophy in Ordos, China.

Dec 18 2015
Why Gurbaj Singh will miss 2016 Hockey India League
Why Gurbaj Singh will miss 2016 Hockey India League

Gurbaj Singh Gurbaj Singh has probably attracted much media space than any other individual player over the last few weeks. And it’s not a surprise at all simply because he is considered the country’s best right-half, who lends so much utility to the side but is still consigned to the sidelines even after his nine-month ban was lifted by Hockey India after the Punjab and Haryana High Court termed the suspension ‘illeg

Dec 16 2015
Gurbaj Singh needs your support
Gurbaj Singh needs your support

Gurbaj Singh Hockey India has never been transparent and the Gurbaj Singh saga continues to condemn hockey sports administrators as shadowy egotistical mandarins. Admittedly, India has made significant strides under the present administration, but it has had more than its share or scandals and sordid sagas. As a passionate hockey fan, true to Indian hockey for decades, traveling far and wide to watch India play, investing time and money fo

Nov 25 2015
Is Gurbaj paying a heavy price by moving court?
Is Gurbaj paying a heavy price by moving court?

Gurbaj Singh is not part of the team’s training camp for the Hockey World League  There have been umpteen occasions when the career of a hockey player has got derailed due to the whims and fancies of the federation. To cut it short, no player is expected to take on the “might” of the federation – as it will mean putting their career on the line. So when India’s crafty midfielder Gurbaj Singh moved the Punj

Nov 6 2015
Pargat Singh:
Pargat Singh: "Lifting of Gurbaj Singh's ban good decision by Hockey India"

Gurbaj had initially been banned for his alleged misbehaviour There is a great deal of relief in Indian hockey circles following Hockey India's decision to lift the nine-month ban on Indian hockey midfielder Gurbaj Singh, thus paving the way for the player’s potential return to the national fold. Former Indian captain and Hockey Punjab President Pargat Singh hailed the decision to lift the ban on Gurbaj. “I regularly talk t

Oct 26 2015
Gurbaj Singh relieved over lifting of nine month ban
Gurbaj Singh relieved over lifting of nine month ban

Gurbaj is raring to get back in the team Indian hockey midfielder Gurbaj Singh sounded relieved after his nine-month ban was lifted by Hockey India following the Punjab and Haryana High Court terming the ban as ‘illegal’ as there is no provision in Hockey India’s Code of Conduct for handing out such lengthy bans. “Obviously, I’m relieved to see my ban lifted – the last few weeks have not been easy,”

Oct 25 2015
Nine-month ban on Gurbaj Singh imposed by Hockey India ends
Nine-month ban on Gurbaj Singh imposed by Hockey India ends

Gurbaj’s ban has ended The light at the end of the tunnel is here for national hockey team member Gurbaj Singh. Earlier today, Hockey India officially ended the nine-month ban on the veteran Indian midfielder it had imposed in August, according to IBNLive. Gurbaj, who has 200 international caps was banned for nine months after the Hockey World League Semifinals in Antwerp, Belgium, earlier this year. Hockey India was prompted to

Oct 24 2015
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