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An article "Dying a slow death" Indian hockey has long been neglected.D government as also d Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) shld hve tkn remedial measures but dey failed in discharging der responsibilities properly & now d situation has come 2 a desperate point. Indian hockey players deserve our sympathy 4 not getting as much support from der countrymen, including d media & corporate houses, as dey should have.Now, dGovernment of India shld take up d issue afresh & allot games 2 all corporate houses,not by der own choice but by d choice of d govt,making it mandatory 4 dem 2 sponsor der match

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Asked by cyrus irani, 02 Apr '08 09:32 pm
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"Dying a slow death" yes but its not just Indian hockey, there are numerous games, cultural activities, events, folk dances, regional drama etc which are fast dying. Take for instance, in Maharashtra a few decades ago the theme of most of the Marathi cinema would be around the Tamasha and Lavni which has faded due to lack of proclivity with changing taste and access to other entertainment sources.
Cricket altough requires a ground to play, youngsters can play under-arm in the building compound or less busy streets and it requires just one bat and a ball for 7-8 boys to play. Hockey on the other hand is difficult to play on road. All the players require hockey stick and shoes. Again the importance, coverage given by media and the money involved in cricket cannot be commanded by hockey.
Govt. can allot games to corporates but it will cause bitterness among employee. In banks there are various teams representing cricket, hockey, football, badminton, TT carrom etc. In railway ...more
Answered by manoj thakur, 03 Apr '08 10:52 am

 
  
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That`s a good suggesstion.Corporate houses can also sponser the team of their choice. And if it is mandatory, then still better. Its high time that drastic measures are initiated by all concerned people and instituions to ilift the game to its proper place.
Answered by kamal mehra, 02 Apr '08 09:37 pm

 
  
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JUst forget about the sponsorship. first of all the players need to show that they are worth all those things they want all the time.
Answered by vivek trivedi, 02 Apr '08 09:45 pm

 
  
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Correct. We need an Indian Hockey League in the lines of IPL.
Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 03 Apr '08 09:23 am

 
  
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