IMAGE: Captain and 'keeper P R Sreejesh has been an inspiration under the bar for the Indian team. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images Inspirational men's team captain P R Sreejesh and fast-rising drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh are the two Indians in contention for different honours at the FIH annual awards which will be given away in a formal ceremony for the first time, in Chandigarh on February 23. While Sreejesh is in the running for FIH Goalkeeper of the Year, the 18-year-old Harmanpreet ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Chandigarh, Feb 21: Stage is all set for the International Hockey Federation (FIH) annual awards ceremony, the Hockey Star Awards 2016 to be held here on February 23, an event which will recognise and honour the best players, goalkeepers, rising stars, ...One India, 1 month ago
Using a sledgehammer to fix some ills can cut down a game at its peak, warns Shekhar Gupta. As I left home reluctantly for the airport, I may have, in a nutty moment not unusual for sport-lovers, been wishing my Bengaluru flight, already delayed by two hours, was held up further. And no, I wasn't thinking about cricket, or the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee's surgical strike on the BCCI brass. I was thinking wrestling, and not the film Dangal, but the real thing. I had just ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
With a mixed bag of success and failure, Indian sports remains in a state of inertia in the absence of a proper vision from the administrators. IMAGE: PV Sindhu, left, and Sakshi Malik celebrate after winning medals at the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Reuters An Olympic campaign saved by the fortitude of three women, a cricket team that rediscovered itself under a bold and zealous Virat Kohli -- Indian sports in 2016 was a dramatic mix of highs and lows wherein athletes mostly raised the bar ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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