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Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal wins Dhruv Batra Awards

India men’s and women’s hockey captains Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal were awarded the top honours- Dhruv Batra Award for Player of the Year (Men and Women respectively) at the Hockey India 3rd Annual Awards ceremony held at New Delhi. Recently Manpreet became the first Indian player to win FIH Men’s Player of the Year ..

Indian hockey player Balbir Singh Kullar passes away

Former Indian hockey player Balbir Singh Kullar, who was a part of the Olympics bronze-winning team, recently passed away at the age of 77. The Punjab-based player was a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri and Arjuna award for his contribution towards Hockey. Balbir Singh was also part of the gold medal winning Indian team ..

Manpreet Singh named ‘Player of the Year for 2019’

The captain of Indian men’s team Manpreet Singh was recently named ‘Player of the Year for 2019’, by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). Manpreet became the first Indian to win the prestigious award since its introduction in 1999. Manpreet Singh successfully led India to victories in FIH Series Finals and FIH Olympic Qualifiers in 2019. ..

SAI and Hockey India jointly launch High Performance Centres

Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India jointly announced that High Performance Centres would be established in seven places across the country. The Centres are expected to provide world-class facilities to Junior and Sub-Junior hockey players. The Centres, which would provide international exposure to players, will be monitored by Hockey India. Four Centres including ..

Former Women’s Hockey Captain Sunita Chandra passes away at the age of 76

The former captain of Indian women’s hockey team Sunita Chandra passed away in her residence in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on Monday, 27th January 2020. The 76-year-old Hockey player had also received the prestigious Arjuna award. She represented the country at the time when women’s Hockey in the country was not motivated or was not encouraged ..

Australia hockey team wins 2018 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy

Australian hockey team has won the 2018 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy by defeating India in the final via penalty shoot-off at Breda, the Netherlands on July 1, 2018. It was Australia’s record 15th Champions Trophy title. While India won their second consecutive silver medal, hosts the Netherlands bagged the bronze beating Olympic champions Argentina 2-0 ..