“Most of the club hockey players in Mumbai hail from all over Maharashtra. They belong to poor backgrounds. Someone’s father is a food vendor, barber or auto driver and their earnings have been hit hard. That is when I thought of helping them in a personal capacity.” … [Read more...] about Rasquinha raises funds for lockdown-hit hockey community
Karnataka native S.V. Sunil, though, went home Thursday itself. Goalkeeper Suraj Karkera, who decided against travelling because of the severe pandemic situation in Mumbai, and the women’s duo of Sushila Chanu (Manipur) and Lalremsiami (Mizoram) will continue to stay in Bengaluru. … [Read more...] about Hockey players finally go home
“Most of the players of both the men’s and women’s teams returned to their native places on Friday morning after being given a month’s break. They were feeling homesick which they had already conveyed to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju during their virtual interaction,” a Hockey India source told PTI. … [Read more...] about “Homesick” hockey players leave Bengaluru SAI centre as lockdown eases; granted month’s break
Sharmila said the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2019 against USA has been her favourite moment so far. “It was definitely a huge moment for me, to have represented the country at such a huge tournament. We were looking to secure our berth in the Tokyo Olympics and were playing against such a strong opposition, so it felt really good to have done well, and helped the team in achieving the goal,” she said. … [Read more...] about Want to make a difference once hockey resumes, says striker Sharmila Devi
Even the BCCI did not apply the Lodha reforms in toto and convinced the Supreme Court on the 'One State One Association' reform which saw it retain full membership of historic associations like the Mumbai Cricket Association, the hockey legends pointed out to Rijiju, Batra and Ahmad in their letter. … [Read more...] about Does the IOA want to finish Mumbai hockey?