Indian teams to compete in International Hockey festival

"It will come in as a treat for all hockey fans globally, I am sure it is going to be a top notch tournament with some spectacular hockey on display by all the participating nations," said India men's team coach Roelant Oltmans.

The men’s tournament, to be held in November, will feature India, host Australia, Malaysia and a fourth team to be confirmed later.   -  Sandeep Saxena

India’s men’s hockey team will compete in a four-nation event while the women’s national team will be involved in a bilateral series with Australia, in the International Hockey festival in Melbourne later this year.





The men’s tournament, to be held in November, will feature India, host Australia, Malaysia and a fourth team to be confirmed later.

“India’s participation in the event comes as a result of Hockey India’s path-breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hockey Australia, signed last year, which will see the Indian men’s national team tour to Australia over the next three years,” a Hockey India release said.

“Australia is a great place to play hockey. The host and Malaysia are always formidable opponents, so it should be a very challenging tournament, and a good experience for the team and I am looking forward to the international Hockey festival this year,” India’s captain Sardar Singh said.

Chief Coach Roelant Oltmans said: “It will come in as a treat for all hockey fans globally, I am sure it is going to be a top notch tournament with some spectacular hockey on display by all the participating nations.”

Alongside the men’s competition, Australia and India’s women will play a three-match Test series