Field hockey http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/38350/all en FHockey: New Zealand look to repeat in Malaysia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/fhockey-new-zealand-look-repeat-malaysia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia are banking on their veteran players for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament while Pakistan aim to try new talent when they face defending champions New Zealand on Saturday.</p> <p>The Kiwis aim to retain the trophy they won for the first time last year and enter the fray helmed by new Australian coach Colin Batch, a member of the Aussie squad who won the World Cup in 2010.</p> <p>Australia, meanwhile, will field a team of veterans, mixed with a few new faces of their own, for the tournament in the Malaysian city of Ipoh, which ends on March 17.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/fhockey-new-zealand-look-repeat-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commonwealth Games Field hockey Sports Technology AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 03:31:39 +0000 5776809 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: FHockey: Hosts Malaysia hold Australia to a draw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/corrected-fhockey-hosts-malaysia-hold-australia-draw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hockey World Champions Australia were held to a 1-1 draw by 13th-ranked Malaysia Tuesday with both teams now eyeing a place in Sunday's final in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.</p> <p>Australia tops the standings with Malaysia second, both on seven points after three matches. The other teams lag behind on three points after winning only one game.</p> <p>Both went into Tuesday's match undefeated but it was the Australians who had the better of their exchanges.</p> <p>Australia took the lead from a field attempt taken by Trent Mitton after a quick counter attack.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/corrected-fhockey-hosts-malaysia-hold-australia-draw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Field hockey Penalty corner Sports AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:45:33 +0000 5781172 at http://www.globalpost.com FHockey: Hosts Malaysia hold Australia to 1-1 draw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/fhockey-hosts-malaysia-hold-australia-1-1-draw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hockey World Champions Australia were held to a 1-1 draw by 13th-ranked Malaysia Tuesday with both teams now eyeing a place in Sunday's final in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.</p> <p>Australia tops the standings with Malaysia second, both on seven points after three matches with two to play. The other teams lag behind on three points after winning only one game.</p> <p>Both went into Tuesday's match undefeated but it was the Australians who had the better of their exchanges, taking the lead with a goal from Trent Mitton after a quick counter attack.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/fhockey-hosts-malaysia-hold-australia-1-1-draw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Field hockey Penalty corner Sports AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:02:46 +0000 5781201 at http://www.globalpost.com FHockey: India scraps Pakistan series after tensions spike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/fhockey-india-scraps-pakistan-series-after-tensions-spike-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's national hockey team announced Friday that it was calling off a series against arch-rivals Pakistan planned for next month amid growing tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.</p> <p>Narinder Batra, the secretary general of Hockey India, said that the decision had been made at the instigation of the government less than three weeks before the start of the five-match home series.</p> <p>"The foreign ministry did not give permission (for the series)," he told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/fhockey-india-scraps-pakistan-series-after-tensions-spike-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Field hockey Political geography Sports War AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:45:50 +0000 5784425 at http://www.globalpost.com FHockey: India scraps Pakistan series after tensions spike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/fhockey-india-scraps-pakistan-series-after-tensions-spike-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's national hockey team announced Friday that it was calling off a series against arch-rivals Pakistan planned for next month amid growing tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.</p> <p>Narinder Batra, the secretary general of Hockey India, said that the decision had been made at the instigation of the government less than three weeks before the start of the five-match home series.</p> <p>"The foreign ministry did not give permission (for the series)," he told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/fhockey-india-scraps-pakistan-series-after-tensions-spike-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Field hockey Political geography Sports War AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:45:55 +0000 5784538 at http://www.globalpost.com FHockey: Australia beats host Malaysia in final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/fhockey-australia-beats-host-malaysia-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World champions Australia won their seventh Sultan Azlan Shah Cup title on Sunday, defeating hosts Malaysia 3-2 in an exciting final as South Korea placed third.</p> <p>The final went down to the wire with Trent Mitton scoring the winner in the game's dying moments, leaving Malaysia runner-ups for a fourth time.</p> <p>But the home team could take heart from a spirited performance which began with them taking an early lead courtesy a penalty corner by Faizal Saari, Malaysia's second of the match, in the third minute of play. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/fhockey-australia-beats-host-malaysia-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Field hockey Penalty corner AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:01:22 +0000 5786073 at http://www.globalpost.com FHockey: Australia beat hosts Malaysia in final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/fhockey-australia-beat-hosts-malaysia-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World champions Australia won their seventh Sultan Azlan Shah Cup title on Sunday, defeating hosts Malaysia 3-2 in an exciting final as South Korea placed third.</p> <p>The final went down to the wire with Trent Mitton scoring the winner in the game's dying moments, leaving Malaysia as runners-up for a fourth time.</p> <p>But the home team could take heart from a spirited performance which began with them taking an early lead courtesy of a penalty corner by Faizal Saari, Malaysia's second of the match, in the third minute of play. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/fhockey-australia-beat-hosts-malaysia-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Field hockey Penalty corner AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 17:31:00 +0000 5786103 at http://www.globalpost.com PHF pins hope to U16 team after Azlan Shah Debacle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/phf-pins-hope-u16-team-after-azlan-shah-debacle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Pakistan Hockey Federation PHF is pinning hopes to U16 hockey team, who will be competing in the upcoming U16 Asia Cup to be held in Singapore from April 47, and looking for some impressive show from the colts to bail themselves out after the senior team’s debacle in Azlan Shah Cup held in Malaysia.</p><P>Pakistan ended at sixth spot in the six nations Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, the fact that raised many eyebrows back home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/phf-pins-hope-u16-team-after-azlan-shah-debacle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commonwealth Games Field hockey Sports Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:31:12 +0000 Asianet 5800380 at http://www.globalpost.com HCP set to equipped with Blue Turf http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/hcp-set-equipped-blue-turf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Hockey Club of Pakistan in the next 18 months will be equipped with new blue Astroturf as Pakistan Hockey Federation secretary Asif Bajwa and secretary Sports Department Sind, Siddique Memon signed MoU here Tuesday at HCP.</p><P>After the installation of the blue Astroturf, HCP will become only the second stadium in the country with the facility of the blue turf after Lahore’s National Hockey Stadium.</p><P>“We must have four to five blue turf grounds in the country to have our players get accustom themselves before going to the tournament, which would be played on blue turf,” Asif Bajwa s</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/hcp-set-equipped-blue-turf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Artificial turf Field hockey Sports Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:32:32 +0000 Asianet 5800395 at http://www.globalpost.com PHF pins hope to U16 team after Azlan Shah Debacle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/phf-pins-hope-u16-team-after-azlan-shah-debacle-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Pakistan Hockey Federation PHF is pinning hopes to U16 hockey team, who will be competing in the upcoming U16 Asia Cup to be held in Singapore from April 47, and looking for some impressive show from the colts to bail themselves out after the senior team’s debacle in Azlan Shah Cup held in Malaysia.</p><P>Pakistan ended at sixth spot in the six nations Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, the fact that raised many eyebrows back home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/phf-pins-hope-u16-team-after-azlan-shah-debacle-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commonwealth Games Field hockey Sports Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:15:56 +0000 Asianet 5800901 at http://www.globalpost.com PHF to host Malaysia soon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/phf-host-malaysia-soon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) president Qasim Zia has revealed that Pakistan would soon host Malaysia as they were in close contact with Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) and things were heading towards right direction. In an exclusive interview with The Nation, Qasim said on Wednesday: “Hopefully, the bilateral hockey series with Malaysia will be held soon as possible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/phf-host-malaysia-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Field hockey Qasim Zia Sport in Pakistan Sports Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:01:55 +0000 Asianet 5802251 at http://www.globalpost.com Team returning with Asian Cup title receives warm welcome http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/team-returning-asian-cup-title-receives-warm-welcome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Pakistan U16 hockey team, who returned from a successful campaign in Singapore where they clinched U16 Hockey Asia Cup title, received warm welcome at Allama Iqbal Airport in Lahore on Tuesday.</p><P>“It was a new format and was not at all easy for the boys to perform in the new conditions,” manager and head coach Tahir Zaman told reporters at the airport.</p><P>“The boys had been working hard during the preparations for the event and during the tournament they performed impressively and therefore they deserved the title,” he said.</p><P>“The five aside is a new format and therefore it po</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/team-returning-asian-cup-title-receives-warm-welcome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Field hockey Pakistan Hockey Federation Sports Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:03:14 +0000 Asianet 5811198 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan placed in pool A of Asia Cup Hockey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/pakistan-placed-pool-asia-cup-hockey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Pakistan hockey team will participate in the 9th Men's Asia Cup Hockey Tournament being played from August 24 in Ipoh, Malaysia. Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) spokesman said here on Wednesday that with the approval of International Hockey Federation (FIH), the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) has released two pools of the event. </p><P>“Pool A consists of Pakistan, Malaysia, Japan and Chinese-Taipei while pool B comprises Korea, India, Oman and Bangladesh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/pakistan-placed-pool-asia-cup-hockey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian Hockey Federation Field hockey Sports Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:51:57 +0000 Asianet 5811339 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan placed with Malaysia in Asia Cup pool http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/pakistan-placed-malaysia-asia-cup-pool <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The green shirts will face tough resistance from rising Malaysian hockey team as the two outfits have been placed in Pool A along with minnows Japan and Chinese Taipei in the 9th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey Tournament, which will run from August 24 to September 1 this year in Ipoh, Malaysia.</p><P>Although Pakistan is the top ranked Asian team at No 5 but recently it showed below par performance in six nation Azlan Shah Cup also held in Ipoh last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/pakistan-placed-malaysia-asia-cup-pool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian Hockey Federation Azlan Shah of Perak Field hockey Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:35:29 +0000 Asianet 5811498 at http://www.globalpost.com Team returning with Asian Cup title receives warm welcome http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/team-returning-asian-cup-title-receives-warm-welcome-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Pakistan U16 hockey team, who returned from a successful campaign in Singapore where they clinched U16 Hockey Asia Cup title, received warm welcome at Allama Iqbal Airport in Lahore on Tuesday.</p><P>“It was a new format and was not at all easy for the boys to perform in the new conditions,” manager and head coach Tahir Zaman told reporters at the airport.</p><P>“The boys had been working hard during the preparations for the event and during the tournament they performed impressively and therefore they deserved the title,” he said.</p><P>“The five aside is a new format and therefore it pos</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/team-returning-asian-cup-title-receives-warm-welcome-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Field hockey Pakistan Hockey Federation Sports Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:32:36 +0000 Asianet 5812396 at http://www.globalpost.com