MUCH HAS BEEN ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT Indian media's biggest executive departure of 2020. The resignation of Uday Shankar as president, The Walt Disney Company APAC and chairman, Star & Disney India, announced October 8, also marks the end of arguably THE defining decade in the evolution of professional Indian sport in the 21st century.
Feb 14, 2020 16:02
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry has confirmed that the Centre has not declared any sport as the 'national game' of the country. The ministry said this in response to an RTI query filed by a school teacher from Dhule district of north Maharashtra, PTI reports. The commonly held perception is that hockey is the national sport of India.
Jan 28, 2020 17:01
MUMBAI: Fantasy sports platform My Team11 has now added hockey to their inventory. 'Hockey Fantasy' now available to users will make it the sixth major fantasy sports offering that My Team11 will have on its growing network of national and global users, following offerings in cricket, football, basketball, volleyball, and kabaddi, launched earlier.
Sep 30, 2019 09:09
MUMBAI: A centre of excellence for hockey and boxing will be set up at the Aurangabad centre of the Sports Authority of India to sharpen the talent of players, a SAI official confirmed to PTI on Sunday.
Sep 21, 2019 14:09
DALTON, Ga.: AstroTurf, the brand that is synonymous with playing surfaces in field hockey, is now offering expanded product lineups from its portfolio and that of sister brand Poligras. The two brands are members of the Sport Group family, the largest sports surfacing company in the world.
Aug 29, 2019 18:08
LAUSANNE, Switzerland: The draw to determine the matches of the upcoming FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers will be held on 9 September at 1pm CET at the headquarters of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) here. It will be conducted by FIH CEO Thierry Weil and streamed live on the FIH Facebook page.
Mar 05, 2019 12:03
CHANDIGARH: The aftermath of political tensions between India and Pakistan has affected the sporting goods industry to a massive extent. Economic Times reports that the Indian government’s withdrawal of the Most Favoured Nation Status to Pakistan and a 200% increase on customs duty on imports has dissuaded importers in the country to take up consignments of sporting goods manufactured across the border.
Dec 17, 2018 14:12
BHUBANESWAR: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Saturday announced that henceforth the Junior World Cup will be held every two years but the world body seemed clueless about the host nation and exact timing of the next edition, Press Trust of India reports.
Jun 22, 2018 15:06
BREDA, The Netherlands: The Indian hockey team would be aiming for a fresh start, putting behind the disappointment of a poor Commonwealth Games campaign, when it begins its pursuit of a maiden Champions Trophy title, taking on arch-rivals Pakistan in the opening clash, here Saturday.
Jan 19, 2018 12:01
MUMBAI: Rupinder Pal Singh, India's drag-flick specialist and penalty corner expert, has signed up with Cornerstone Sport, the Mumbai-based brand consultant and talent representation agency. Cornerstone will work with the hockey ace on the management of his brand endorsements, commercial engagements and appearances.
Dec 29, 2017 11:12
MUMBAI: Pakistan’s invitation to the 27th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup has been rescinded. The Star reports that Asian Hockey Federation chief executive officer Tayab Ikram and Perak Hockey Association secretary M Selvakumaran confirmed the rescindment on Thursday but no reasons were given for dropping Pakistan from the tournament.