The disciplinary committee of Hockey India has suspended 11 players for varying number of months along with team officials for their involvement in an ugly brawl in the 56th Nehru Senior Hockey Tournament.
Indian junior women's hockey team finished on top of the points table despite losing 1-2 to Australia in their fourth and final match of the competition.
India will host the Men's Hockey World Cup for the second consecutive time after the country was picked to stage the game's showpiece event in 2023 by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) earlier this month.
Punjab Police and Punjab National Bank hockey teams indulged in a brawl during Nehru Cup finals match on Monday.
Indian men's hockey team has been clubbed along with defending champions Argentina, while Indian women's team has been placed in Pool A along with defending champions Great Britain.
World Children's Day saw the International Hockey Federation post a video of little children playing hockey.
The Men's Hockey World Cup is scheduled to be played from January 13-29, 2023.
India were made to work in the next two quarters before the visitors buckled and conceded four goals in the final quarter.
The Indian team sealed its place in next year's Olympics after beating USA 6-5 on aggregate despite losing the second match 1-4 against the visitors.
Indian men's hockey team thrashed Russia 7-1 in second leg to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Locked at 5-5 on aggregate scoreline, it took an inspirational strike from Rani Rampal in the 48th minute to hand India the vital lead.
India vs Russia, Men's Olympic Hockey Qualifier: India thrash Russia 7-1 in the second leg as they book Olympic berth.
India need to do better in penalty corner conversions and improve their energy levels in the second leg on Saturday, said captain Manpreet Singh.
Mandeep Singh scored two field goals while Harmanpreet Singh and SV Sunil also hit the target for India.
In the second leg on Saturday, the USA will need a miracle to harbour any hopes of making the Olympics cut.
India vs Russia, Men's Olympic Hockey Qualifier: Mandeep Singh scored twice to help India beat Russia 4-2 in the first-leg of the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers in Odisha.
On paper, the Indian men, ranked fifth in the world, are expected to have a cakewalk against the Russians.