‘15000-seater Kalinga Stadium to be ready months before Hockey World Cup’

New Delhi, Feb 15 : International Hockey Federation (FIH) President Narinder Batra on Thursday said that Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium, with an increased crowd capacity of 15,000, will be almost ready by July, months before it hosts the Hockey World Cup beginning on November 28. Batra said the FIH is pleased with the work carried out […]

Odisha to sponsor national hockey teams for 5 years

[New Delhi: Singer Sona Mohapatra performs at an event to announce Odisha’s partnership with national hockey teams, in New Delhi on Thursday. Odisha will sponsor the national men’s and women’s hockey teams for the next five years. /PTI] New Delhi, Feb 15 : Odisha will sponsor the national men’s and women’s hockey teams for the […]

Odisha announces 5-year association to sponsor Hockey India

New Delhi, Feb 15 : The Odisha government will sponsor Indian hockey teams – both men and women. On Thursday, it announced a first-of-its-kind association with Hockey India for the next five years. This is for the first time a state is sponsoring a national hockey team. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also unveiled its […]

Odisha to sponsor national hockey teams for 5 years

[New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik poses for a group photograph with the Indian hockey team players at a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday. /PTI] New Delhi, Feb 15 : Odisha will sponsor the national men’s and women’s hockey teams for the next five years, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced on Thursday. […]

Odisha to sponsor national hockey teams for 5 years

New Delhi, Feb 15 : Odisha will sponsor the national men’s and women’s hockey teams for the next five years, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced on Thursday. The sponsorship is Odisha’s gift to the nation, Patnaik said. Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar will host the men’s hockey World Cup from November 28 to December 16. /IANS

Women’s hockey coach Harendra to work on fitness, agility at national camp

New Delhi, Feb 14 : India’s women’s hockey chief coach Harendra Singh will demand improved fitness and agility when 34 players report for the national camp, which will begin in Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru on Friday. “Since 2018 is extremely important with mega events in the pipeline it is necessary for […]