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Weekly Digest (April 19-25): From Jadeja’s heroics to Super League’s dramatic collapse

From Ravindra Jadeja's all-round heroics that took Chennai Super Kings to the top of the IPL 2021 table to the dramatic collapse of the breakaway European Super League, here are the major sporting headlines from the week gone by.CRICKETAfter...

Former international umpire Thakur dies due to COVID-related complications

Former international umpire Suresh Kumar Thakur passed away due to COVID-19-related complications, Hockey India said on Saturday. He was 51 and died on Friday in Mohali.Thakur had officiated in several international tournaments including the Four Nation Tournament in Hamburg...

Focus is on converting opportunities in the circle: Indian women’s hockey mid-fielder Nikki Pradhan

Experienced mid-fielder Nikki Pradhan feels that the Indian women's hockey team needs to improve its goal conversion rate ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.The Indian team had gone for an exposure tour to Argentina and Germany early this year after...

How the Argentina tour was a shot in the arm for Indian hockey

The successful tour of Argentina has given the Indian men's hockey team momentum going into the Tokyo Olympics, says attacking midfielder Nilakanta Sharma.India won two of the practice games and won both the FIH Pro League encounters against the...

FIH Hockey Pro League: India-Great Britain matches postponed

The FIH Hockey Pro League matches between India and Great Britain, scheduled for May 8-9 in London, were on Wednesday postponed following the U.K. government’s decision to add India to the travel ‘red list’.“FIH, Hockey India and Great Britain...

Hockey statistician BG Joshi passes away due to COVID-19 related complications

Noted hockey statistician BG Joshi passed away due to COVID-related complications in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. He was 67 and is survived by his wife Krishna, sons Shravan and Neeraj, daughter-in-laws and a grandson and granddaughter each. Born on...

Argentina tour gave us chance to access our level ahead of Olympics: Reid

The Indian men's hockey team chief coach Graham Reid on Tuesday said the recent tour to Argentina has been extremely beneficial as it provided him an opportunity to access the level of his side with three months remaining for...

Indian hockey team is in good shape going into Olympics: Shilanand

The recent performance against reigning Olympic champion Argentina shows that the Indian team is in good shape going into the Tokyo Games, feels young forward Shilanand Lakra.India won both its FIH Pro League fixtures in Argentina and two of...

Hockey India mourns death of former umpire Anupama

Hockey India on Sunday mourned the demise of 40-year-old Anupama Punchimanda, a former international umpire, who died in Bengaluru due to COVID-19-related complications.  Anupama had officiated in several prestigious international tournaments including the 2005 BDO Junior World Cup (Women) in...

Women’s hockey core group set to return to national camp

The 25-member women's hockey core probable group for the Tokyo Olympic Games will return to training at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru after a 10-day break. The contingent will be reporting on Sunday and they will have to...