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
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