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Jaypee Punjab Warriors beat Kalinga Lancers 4-1 in crucial HIL tie
Jaypee Punjab Warriors beat Kalinga Lancers 4-1 in crucial HIL tie

A Punjab Warriors player and Moritz Furste of Kalinga Lancers vying for the ball during their HIL match. Jaypee Punjab Warriors scored two field goals in the final quarter to record a crucial 4-1 win over Kalinga Lancers in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.Glenn Turner gave the hosts the 1-0 lead in the 43rd minute with a penalty corner deflection but Punjab came out with two field goals, each co

Feb 8 2016
Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh addresses allegations of sexual assault by fiancee
Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh addresses allegations of sexual assault by fiancee

Singh has been accused of sexual assault by his fiancee, British hockey international Ashpal Kaur BhogalThe current captain of the Indian field hockey team, center half Sardar Singh, addressed several allegations – among them those of sexual assault – levelled on him by his alleged fiancee – in a press conference today.29-year-old Sardar stands accused of sexual harassment by Ashpal Kaur Bhogal, who is part of Great Britain&rsqu

Feb 4 2016
SIT to probe sexual harassment charges against India Hockey captain Sardar Singh
SIT to probe sexual harassment charges against India Hockey captain Sardar Singh

The Indian captain has vehemently denied any involvement with the woman who’s accussed him of exploitation.Punjab Police on Wednesday constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to look into allegations of sexual exploitation against national hockey captain Sardar Singh, levelled by a young British hockey player of Indian origin who was his live-in partner.The SIT, set up by Ludhiana Police Commissioner P.S. Umranangal, would be hea

Feb 3 2016
Sardar Singh denies getting engaged to the woman; seeks time to have a look at the complaint
Sardar Singh denies getting engaged to the woman; seeks time to have a look at the complaint

Sardar SinghWednesday morning saw a news break out about Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh being accused of sexually harassing a junior international player of Indian origin. The 21-year-old had alleged that Sardar had “physically, emotionally and mentally” tortured her and had been ignoring her after the abortion of their child.Responding to the accusations, the  29-year-old asked for time to have a look at the complaint f

Feb 3 2016
Indian Hockey skipper Sardar Singh accused of sexual harassment
Indian Hockey skipper Sardar Singh accused of sexual harassment

Sardar SinghIndian hockey captain Sardar Singh has come under the scanner after an international player of Indian origin, has reportedly filed a complaint against the 29-year-old, with the Ludhiana Police accusing him of sexual harassment, the Indian Express reports.The woman said that the two met during the London Olympics and had been engaged for the last 4 years and added that Sardar had forced her to abort their child last

Delhi Waveriders lose to Jaypee Punjab Warriors in their return tie of the HIL
Delhi Waveriders lose to Jaypee Punjab Warriors in their return tie of the HIL

Sardar Singh of the Jaypee Punjab Warriors in action against Delhi Waveriders.2nd February, 2016; New Delhi: Hosts Delhi Waveriders had to face another defeat of 2-5 against Jaypee Punjab Warriors today in the 15th match of the 4th edition of the Coal India Hockey League. This is the second consecutive loss for Delhi Waveriders, both on their home turf, the Shivaji Stadium, New Delhi.The hosts who defeated Jaypee Punjab W

Feb 2 2016
Interview with Dabang Mumbai coach Jay Stacy:
Interview with Dabang Mumbai coach Jay Stacy: "Indian hockey team should benefit from rejigged Olympic format"

India have been clubbed with Netherlands, Germany, Argentina, Irelan and Canada in Pool B for the OlympicsMid and low-ranked hockey teams like India will benefit from the introduction of the quarter-final stage in 2016 Rio Olympics, making the task of top teams tougher, feels Australian legend Jay Stacy.In each Olympics since the 1984 Moscow Games, 12 teams were divided into two pools comprising six teams each from which two top teams directly en

Jan 31 2016
Jaypee Punjab Warriors 3-1 Dabang Mumbai; Harmanpreet shines in the Alphas' loss
Jaypee Punjab Warriors 3-1 Dabang Mumbai; Harmanpreet shines in the Alphas' loss

Harmanpreet Singh scored Dabang Mumbai’s only goal of the match.The Alphas travelled to Chandigarh to make ammends from the loss suffered at the hands of Kalinga Lancers while Jaypee Punjab Warriors also came into the match after a 4-5 loss vs Delhi Waveriders. Coach Jay Stacy made 2 changes to the team that started in Bhubaneshwar with Diwakar Ram and Dylan Wotherspoon replacing Affan Yousuf and Jeremy Hayward.The first quarter s

Jan 24 2016
Jaypee Punjab Warriors vs Dabang Mumbai: Preview, TV Channel Info, Squad, Form Guide, Key Players
Jaypee Punjab Warriors vs Dabang Mumbai: Preview, TV Channel Info, Squad, Form Guide, Key Players

Dylan Wotherspoon in action at HIL 2016Dabang Mumbai will travel to Punjab to face Chandigarh-based franchise Jaypee Punjab Warriors in their 2nd tie of the 4th edition of the CIL Hockey India League. The Alphas come into the match having suffered a narrow 2-4 loss away to Kalinga Lancers, where the visitors took the lead through Florian Fuchs, but were pegged back with a goal each in the final two quarters by the home team.On

Jan 23 2016
Whetton's goal enables Warriors to beat Rays 2-0 in HIL
Whetton's goal enables Warriors to beat Rays 2-0 in HIL

Jake Whetton proved to be the difference between the two teamsJake Whetton's second-minute field goal was enough to hand Jaypee Punjab Warriors a 2-0 victory over defending champions Ranchi Rays in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh hockey stadium.In a rematch of last year's final, centre-half Sardar Singh assisted Whetton as the hosts made the most of a quick counter-attack early on in the match.After a failed att

Jan 19 2016
Exuberant Delhi Waveriders face up against Punjab Warriors in HIL
Exuberant Delhi Waveriders face up against Punjab Warriors in HIL

Delhi coach Cedric D Souza believes his side is dynamicDelhi Waveriders will look to start from scratch as they play their opening match of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) against Jaypee Punjab Warriors at the International Hockey Stadium, on Wednesday.Waveriders – one of the most successful sides with a runners-up finish in 2013, a championship in 2014 and a third-place finish in 2015 –  have made several changes t

Jan 19 2016
Preview: Fresher, bigger Hockey India League in 2016
Preview: Fresher, bigger Hockey India League in 2016

Bhubaneshwar, Jan 17 (IANS) New scoring rules encouraging field goals and an equal distribution of Indian talent make the fourth Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) an exciting contest, beginning with a showdown between Kalinga Lancers and Uttar Pradesh Wizards at the Kalinga Stadium here on Monday.Drag-flickers have been prominent in international matches in this century and the HIL organisers have decided to award two points for each field goa

Jan 18 2016
New scoring rules in the 2016 HIL evokes mixed reactions from the players
New scoring rules in the 2016 HIL evokes mixed reactions from the players

VR Raghunath believes drag-flickers would not be under as much pressure as the forwardsThe path-breaking rule changes in the fourth edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) starting on Monday drew mixed reactions as to whether they will make the game more tactical or will force the players to be ultra defensive.The most important rule change is that a field goal will be counted as two to encourage skillful hockey. And to curb rough tackles, two g

Jan 14 2016
Apologize for misbehaviour and participate in the HIL, Sardar Singh declares to Pakistan
Apologize for misbehaviour and participate in the HIL, Sardar Singh declares to Pakistan

After edging arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy semifinals, the Pakistanis put on a shameful displayIndian captain Sardar Singh supported Hockey India’s stand of not allowing Pakistani players to play in the cash-rich Hero Hockey India League (HIL) until they tender an apology for their unruly behavior during the aftermath of the 2014 Champions Trophy semi finals in Bhubaneswar.During the unveiling ceremony, Sardar who will captain J

Jan 14 2016
New home and new players give hope to Delhi Waveriders
New home and new players give hope to Delhi Waveriders

The Waveriders would look to improve upon their bronze medal performance last season.Delhi Waveriders will hope that a new home at the Shivaji Hockey Stadium and a new squad will help them regain the title of Coal India Hockey India League which starts January 18.Waveriders played their home matches at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in the past three editions. But this year, the 7,000-seater Shivaji stadium, a historic venue that is a witne

Jan 14 2016
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