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Hockey is our national game, but our players are never looked after. They are even put up in hostels. Indian Hockey Association is run like a school team's management - only with less efficiency. And a small budget. Now the players are unpaid and threatening to strike b4 the World Cup. Is it justified by the Hockey players to go on strike??

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Asked by cyrus irani, 12 Jan '10 04:59 pm
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We used to be world and olympic champions in hockey in yesteryears. Slowly, other nations picked up fine points in hockey and we have been pushed down to such an extent that now almost all the good teams of other nations defeat us. As a result, nobody wants to sponsor our hockey team and fund them for training etc. Inspite of that, I feel that they deserve better treatment if we want to come up in hockey. Otherwise, the chances of improving our hockey team are almost nil. If the players strike, I think they will be the losers. Instead of that, they should make attempts to fare well in the tournament and attract the attention of the authorities. It is always the case that when the players do well, they get maximum facilities and treated like kings.
Answered by Francisco, 12 Jan '10 05:33 pm

 
  
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Sorry but my views are different. How Bhindra never expected any help from the government and overcame his physical handicap and became olympic gold medalist. Next, pursuing hockey is like weaving the thread on the Charkha. the recent trend is Cricket, Tennis, billiards, golf etc.
Answered by manoj thakur, 15 Jan '10 04:48 pm

 
  
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It is a very sorry state of affair where a national team going to play for world cup has to restort to dharna and bycott.this is fault of govt. and officers of federation it seems things have been settled now.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 13 Jan '10 09:57 pm

 
  
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Ya i completely buy your point ...................
Answered by vignesh, 12 Jan '10 05:19 pm

 
  
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