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Wednesday, December 29, 2010By Sundeep Misra on
It’s been hockey’s biggest press conference in a while. The buzz word for some time now has been the World Series Hockey. A few weeks back a few calls had come in asking about a league being formed that would change the face of the game.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010By Sundeep Misra on
For Narinder Batra, Hockey India general secretary, hockey leagues can spring up everywhere. But most importantly they need to have the sanction of Hockey India. Amitesh Srivastav spoke to Narinder Batra about the Indian Hockey Federation proposed league in association with Nimbus.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010By Sundeep Misra on
It’s a decision the two-time Olympic captain had been mulling over. Finally, after a week of giving it some thought and knowing the way Indian hockey works, Pargat Singh, has thrown his stick into the ring. The burly Sardar, one of the best defenders this country has seen has agreed to join in as Chairman of the Technical Committee, Hockey India. In other words, he decides the path that Indian hockey would take and next month also decide on who will be the new Indian coach. Amitesh Srivastav interviewed him after Pargat’s meeting with Hockey India.

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Monday, December 20, 2010By Sundeep Misra on

The nation celebrates the 50th century of Sachin Tendulkar at Centurion. It’s a remarkable feat by any standards. Tendulkar, more than his records stands for the true meaning of longevity in sport. As the hundred was completed at Centurion, would this thought have crossed Indian Hockey administrators that they have truly missed out on creating a champion for the sport in the last 20-30 years?

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Sunday, December 12, 2010By Sundeep Misra on
Former Indian Hockey Federation boss KPS Gill is alive and kicking. Off the radar for a few months, Gill was back at his roaring best on Saturday when he again said that Indian hockey doesn't require any foreign coach input.

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Wednesday, December 01, 2010By Sundeep Misra on
Rajpal Singh's accusations against Jose Brasa show the mindset of our players who instead of looking inwards, doing their own introspection about their skills are willing to take on an Olympic gold medal winning coach.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010By Sundeep Misra on
One really can't blame Tushar Khandekar for not opening up to the media. In the system that prevails in India, if Tushar even praises Jose Brasa or criticises the way hockey is being run, he would be out of the team. Off the record, he has always maintained that Indian hockey needs strong coaches not insecure Indian Olympians without a clue about modern hockey. One of the better players in the team, Tushar is a good example of how a player can shut his mind off Indian hockey politics and just perform.

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