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India Gear up for ‘Season Opener’ in Malaysia

It rains almost everyday here, so much so that it's a given that it will pour in the evening. Thursday was no different; in fact, it was a little stormy - just two days before one of the region's most celebrated sports event, the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, begins to

Black Sticks to face Batch and Australia

The Black Sticks men will come up against former coach Colin Batch when they face defending champions Australia in their first match at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament in Malaysia. Batch ended his tenure as New Zealand coach in December, crossing the Tasman to take charge of the world No.2

Oltmans stresses on winning, not ‘losing beautifully’

There is a famous Jorge Sampaoli quote from the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Chile had just lost to Uruguay but had won the plaudits for playing the game as it is ought to be–with grace and style. But that was little consolation to Sampaoli, who came up with this analogy: “One

Good Defence Can Win Matches, Says Rupinder Pal Singh

With less few days to go for the commencement of the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, ace dragflicker Rupinder Pal Singh asserted that the youngsters in the team are well-prepared to take on the challenge against top teams like Malaysia, Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and Japan. "The

Black Sticks draw with Malaysia

New Zealand have completed their official Azlan Shah tournament buildup with a 3-3 draw against hosts Malaysia in their second test in Kuala Lumpur. The result was a vast improvement on the first international 24 hours earlier when the world No 14 Malaysians thumped the Black Sticks, ranked No 8, 8-2. The

Forsyth joins son on Malaysia trip with Team GB

Derek Forsyth, Scotland’s senior men’s hockey coach, will join Great Britain’s men’s team as assistant coach for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament in Malaysia from 29 April  to 6 May 2017. The Scot will team-up with Bobby Crutchley who leads his new-look squad for invitational tournament which features four of the

Squad announced for GB men’s trip to Malaysia

Great Britain’s men’s hockey team travel to Malaysia this weekend in the next stage of preparations for this summer’s World Cup qualifiers in London. Bobby Crutchley takes his new-look squad to the Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament, and is looking to build on a successful start to the new cycle which last