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Indian hockey team forward Gurwinder Singh Chandi marries runner Manjeet Kaur
Indian hockey team forward Gurwinder Singh Chandi marries runner Manjeet Kaur

Manjeet Kaur (2nd from left) and Gurwinder Singh Chandi (3rd from left) pose for pictures after getting married Indian men’s hockey team forward Gurwinder Singh Chandi got married. The 24-year-old Jalandhar lad did what some of his former and current teammates did over the years – getting married to a fellow sportsperson. Gurwinder – more popularly known as ‘Chandi’ – tied the knot with double Asian Games

Apr 4 2015
5 players to watch out for in the 2015 Hockey India League
5 players to watch out for in the 2015 Hockey India League

The third edition of Hockey India League is just a fortnight away and all the national and international hockey stars are raring to go against each other. With the introduction of new owners, players and team names, this year’s league carries much more promise in its belly.  Cricket stars like M.S. Dhoni and Suresh Raina have also jumped on the hockey bandwagon as co-owners of Ranchi Rays and UP Wizards respectively, which has added a

Jan 10 2015
Why is Gurwinder Singh Chandi not in India's Australia-bound squad?
Why is Gurwinder Singh Chandi not in India's Australia-bound squad?

Gurwinder Singh Chandi  Chandi left out The non-inclusion of seasoned striker Gurwinder Singh Chandi in the 21-member Indian squad for the upcoming four-test series against Australia has triggered hushed whispers about whether his form led to the national hockey selectors wielding the axe on him. It may be pointed out that Chandi, who made a comeback to the national fold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games after being out of compet

Oct 26 2014
We improved our defensive game which led to Asian Games success: Gurwinder Chandi
We improved our defensive game which led to Asian Games success: Gurwinder Chandi

Gurwinder Chandi New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Addressing their defensive frailties was the key factor that helped the Indian men's hockey team reach their goal of winning the gold medal at the 17th Asian Games at Incheon, forward Gurwinder Singh Chandi said Saturday. India ended a 16-year hockey gold drought in the Asian Games, beating Pakistan 4-2 on penalties, the match having ended 1-1 after extra time. The team's gold medal performa

Oct 12 2014
Commonwealth Games 2014: Manpreet Singh and Gurvinder Chandi get 100th international cap
Commonwealth Games 2014: Manpreet Singh and Gurvinder Chandi get 100th international cap

Gurwinder Singh Chandi and Manpreet Singh Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) India mid-fielder Manpreet Singh and forward Gurwinder Singh Chandi got their 100th cap against Australia in their penultimate group game in the hockey competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Chandi is making a comeback in the national side after one and a half years. He made his international debut in the Four Nations Cup in Australia in 2008. He even rep

Hockey India League: Delhi Waveriders- Team preview
Hockey India League: Delhi Waveriders- Team preview

After the successful completion of the Hero Hockey World League Final in New Delhi, all eyes will now be on the Hero Hockey India League 2014 which will start from January 25 and will feature six franchise-based city teams namely Ranchi Rhinos, Mumbai Magicians, Delhi Waveriders, Punjab Warriors, Uttar Pradesh Wizards and Kalinga Lancers. Hero HIL 2014, which is the second season of the professional field hockey tournament will see the addition

Jan 20 2014
India to feature in Hockey World League final as host nation
India to feature in Hockey World League final as host nation

FILE PHOTO: India will get good exposure in the Hockey World League final where it will be participating as the host nation The Indian men’s hockey team failed to secure a direct berth in the 2014 World Cup, and is banking on the likes of Australia or New Zealand to clinch the October-November Oceania Cup so that they seal their passage to the marquee event as one of the reserve teams. Hockey buffs across the country know that India will be m

Oct 11 2013
Ankle-injury-plagued Indian hockey striker Gurwinder Chandi to visit England for advanced treatment
Ankle-injury-plagued Indian hockey striker Gurwinder Chandi to visit England for advanced treatment

Injuries are part and parcel of a sportsman’s life, but things can get really frustrating when an injury takes much longer to heal than initially expected. Indian men’s hockey team striker Gurwinder Singh Chandi is experiencing the same after being out of competitive action for more than eight months, following an ankle injury during the inaugural Hero Hockey India League (HIL) in January-February this year. The 20-year-old forward has been

Oct 6 2013
Will injured Gurwinder Singh Chandi be ready for 9th Asia Cup?
Will injured Gurwinder Singh Chandi be ready for 9th Asia Cup?

Gurwinder Singh Chandi A full-strength side is always a blessing for any side for any tournament and the upcoming 9th Asia Cup hockey tournament will be no different. But for the Indian men’s hockey team, all is not hunky-dory as it girds its loins for the continental event, which is their one final opportunity to seal a berth in the 2014 World Cup. Yes, the 9th Asia Cup may be still three weeks away (it starts on August 24), but the team

Aug 2 2013
Delhi Waveriders maintain winning run, cut UP Wizards to size
Delhi Waveriders maintain winning run, cut UP Wizards to size

Delhi Waveriders maintained their unbeaten run, easing past Sahara Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-0 at the Dhyan Chand Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Lucknow here on Sunday. With this win, Delhi are cosily placed at the top of the points table with 44 points from ten matches. UP Wizards are lying fourth with 22 points from as many games. It was UP Wizards who dominated the early play with some probing sallies. India discard Tushar Khandker sped down the

Feb 3 2013
Match Preview: UP Wizards v/s Delhi WaveRiders
Match Preview: UP Wizards v/s Delhi WaveRiders

Venue: Dhyan Chand Stadium, Lucknow (Capacity- 10,000) Date: 3rd February Time: 1500 Hours Broadcast: ESPN (English Commentary) and Star Cricket (Hindi Commentary) The high flying Delhi WaveRiders will play their second match on the road when they take on the UP Wizards in Lucknow on Sunday. The WaveRiders are, without doubt, the team to beat and have been demolishing teams with utmost ease throughout the tournament. UP, though, are the only ones

Feb 2 2013
Delhi Waveriders seal a place in Semi-Finals with a win over Ranchi Rhinos
Delhi Waveriders seal a place in Semi-Finals with a win over Ranchi Rhinos

Sardar singh captain of DWR team in action during 22nd match of HHIL2013 at Ranchi Ranchi, 01 February 2013: Delhi Waveriders nearly sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Hero Hockey India League with a crushing 5-2 win over second placed Ranchi Rhinos on Friday. Rhinos defence, without their star defender Birendra Lakra, had an off day when Gurvinder Singh Chandi scored a brace, while Simon Child, Rupinder Pal Singh and Gurbaj Singh sc

Feb 1 2013
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Interview: "One-touch hockey working well for Waveriders" - Gurwinder Chandi

Delhi Waveriders have looked the team to watch out for in the inaugural Hero Hockey India League maintaining its unbeaten run – gleaning 34 points from eight games. The Waveriders’ superb run has been possible thanks due to their potent forwardline, which comprises a slew of talented strikers. File Photo: Gurwinder Singh Chandi Gurwinder Singh Chandi is one among them, who has hit the right notes during the league. Playing alongside many ta

Feb 1 2013
Indian hockey's journey over the last three decades
Indian hockey's journey over the last three decades

Indian hockey’s story in the last 3 decades is full of ups and downs. I am proud to have born in a village near the city of Balata (Punjab), a small town almost 40 kms away from the Indo-Pak border and the city is famous for producing all kind of cast iron machinery. On top of that, the city is famous for producing hockey stars like Surjeet Singh, Mukhbain Singh, Balbir Singh and many more legends. The most recent one was Prabhjot Singh w

Jan 27 2013
Delhi Waveriders consolidate top position with a thrilling win over Ranchi Rhinos
Delhi Waveriders consolidate top position with a thrilling win over Ranchi Rhinos

Delhi Waveriders came from behind to score a fighting 4-5 victory over Ranchi Rhinos in a thrilling and fast paced match of the Hockey India League at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium tonight. The in form visitors thus maintained their unbeaten record and cemented their place at the top with 22 points while the home side, who succumbed to their second defeat, remain in third place with 12 points. The hero of the Delhi win was India defend

Jan 23 2013
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