The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has announced the formation of a new hockey body to govern the sport in the country ahead of the men's World Cup in New Delhi next year.
A new hockey organisation former in India last week is illegal state officials have claimed.
SEPTEMBER 16 - PAKISTAN today unveiled a new plan that they hope will see them win the gold medal in the men's hockey tournament at the 2012 London Olympics for the first time since 1984.
June 15 - Mark Armitage, who formerly worked for British Airways, has been appointed as the new commercial and membership director of Hockey England, it was announced today.
June 21 - New Delhi will stage next year's World Cup, the International Hockey Federation President Leandro Negre said today.
May 6 - Spaniard Jose Manuel Brasa (pictured) has been appointed as the new hockey coach of India, the eight-time Olympic champions but who failed to reach the competition at the Games in Beijing last year.
May 30 - England Hockey has announced a three match test series against Pakistan to be staged at Chase Park, the home of Cannock Hockey Club, starting next month.
April 13 - The International Hockey Federation has warned New Delhi that it will move the 2010 World Cup to Malaysia if they do not follow a number of guidelines.
March 17 - Philip Kimberley (pictured), the chairman of England Hockey, has been appointed on to the Board of Government agency UK Sport, it has been announced.
The appointment of Kimberley, who is also a director of Great Britain Hockey, was made by the Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe.
Kimberley was previously at England Hockey in an executive capacity, and was responsible for leading the rebuilding of the sport over the past six years.
Prior to that he enjoyed a long and successful international general management career with Burmah Castrol Plc, which led to his running Castrol’s Asian businesses.
Sue Campbell, the chair of UK Sport, said: “Philip brings with him a unique combination of business and hands-on knowledge of sport which will be of huge benefit to us in the run-up to London.
“I’m delighted to welcome him to Board and look forward to working with him over the next three years.”
Kimberley, who will take his seat on the Board for the first time at the March meeting, said: “I have worked closely with UK Sport over a number of years through my role at England Hockey and my position on the NADO (National Anti-Doping Organisation) project board.
"To now have the opportunity to be more directly involved during what is arguably the most exciting period in Britain’s sporting history is a great privilege.”
Board members are appointed for a fixed term of three years.
The four chairmen of the Home Country Sports Councils automatically sit on UK Sport's Board.
DECEMBER 6 - ENGLAND HOCKEY has signed a £500,000 sponsorship deal over the next six years in the run up to 2012 from Man Group plc.
DECEMBER 21 - ENGLAND HOCKEY has appointed sponsorship, PR and event agency Capitalize to implement a PR campaign for the EuroHockey Nations Championships to be held in Manchester in August 2007, one of the most important events to be held in Britian before the 2012 Olympics.
NOVEMBER 9 - THE The International Hockey Federation (FIH) congress is being held in London this week at Lord's, a venue more normally associated with cricket but which will host archery during the 2012 Olympics.
OCTOBER 1 - A LATE winner was ruled out for England's women hockey players as they drew 1-1 with India at the World Cup in Madrid today.
OCTOBER 4 - ENGLAND'S women's hockey team failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Cup after a 1-1 draw against hosts Spain in Madrid today.
SEPTEMBER 7 - ENGLAND'S hockey players came from behind to beat India 3-2 in their opening World Cup match in Moechengladbach today.