Its great to see India win in Hockey. They are winning inspite of the system and not because of the system. Little bit of professionalism in Hockey administration in India can do wonders and make India the world champions.
Hockey runs in the blood of Indians and it comes naturally to them. Hope our hockey administrators will work with sincerity and revive this wonderful game.
Hockey in India in recent times is a sad story. If you closely watch, there are 2 groups playing in a calendar in different tournaments. One which is the elite group comprising top 8 teams and the rest under the other group. India in the second group play tournaments which are not rated high and does not add value to the country. India is yet to play with the elite teams in the past few years. This should change and 8 time olympians should only play with stronger teams and not like this one. But Who can bring the change? It is the indian government and the ex-hockey players who must act promptly and prepare a strategy to overcome this hurdle. Don't know if this is possible otherwise India wud be playing in these sort of tournaments only unfortunately.
Re: Hockey is a neglected sport in india
by rina mehta on Dec 09, 2009 05:48 PM
I really admire china, despite hockey not a much loved sport in their country they are among the top 12 teams in the world. had they got enough recognitions in hockey in their own country, who knows they also will be playing in elite group.