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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

Jan 25 2016
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.

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
Reprieve for Gurbaj Singh as Punjab and Haryana High Court deem ban
Reprieve for Gurbaj Singh as Punjab and Haryana High Court deem ban "illegal"

We might see Gurbaj back in the national colours Indian national hockey team midfielder Gurbaj Singh has won a major victory because the Punjab and Haryana High Court have issued a stay order on the ban, with immediate effect. Gurbaj faced a nine-month ban from Hockey India after they claimed he “created groupism and disharmony within the team”. The charge was squashed as “illegal” by the high court. A

Oct 19 2015
All is not lost for banned national midfielder Gurbaj Singh!
All is not lost for banned national midfielder Gurbaj Singh!

The Indian team is not as potent without Gurbaj Singh Indian men’s hockey team star midfielder Gurbaj Singh may be serving a nine-month ban for indulging in ‘misbehaviour and groupism in the team’ but it is not as if there is no light at the end of the tunnel as the Punjab and Haryana High Court has acted on the civil writ petition on his ban and taken cognisance of the fact that Gurbaj has been handed a raw deal

Oct 18 2015
Former Indian hockey captain speaks out in support of suspended midfielder Gurbaj Singh
Former Indian hockey captain speaks out in support of suspended midfielder Gurbaj Singh

Finally someone spoke up for Gurbaj Former national captain and president of Hockey Punjab Pargat Singh criticized Hockey India for its nine-month ban of midfielder Gurbaj Singh, saying that it was too harsh, according to The Tribune. Throwing his weight behind Gurbaj, he said,” In the past, when HI had banned players, like Sardar Singh and Sandeep Singh, it had lifted the ban within no time. Then what has stopped them from

Oct 14 2015
Interview with Gurbaj Singh:
Interview with Gurbaj Singh: "People want to finish my hockey career"

Gurbaj Singh in action at the Hockey World League It’s not a happy situation to be in if you are in the shoes of Gurbaj Singh. Banned for nine months by Hockey India’s disciplinary committee for allegedly disrespecting former national team assistant coach Jude Felix and then subsequently having his appeal rejected, the Indian midfielder has been left with no option but to move to court against the ban he terms as ‘unfair&r

Oct 6 2015
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