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India look to avoid hat-trick of losses

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Sukhwinder Singh
India 2 England 3
by Sukhwinder Singh on Mar 06, 2010 09:42 PM  | Hide replies

12 minutes remaining

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Sukhwinder Singh
Re: India 2 England 3
by Sukhwinder Singh on Mar 06, 2010 09:56 PM
And that is how it finished. Very disappointing.

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Sukhwinder Singh
India 0-3 down
by Sukhwinder Singh on Mar 06, 2010 09:30 PM

Seems end of the match for them.

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Sukhwinder Singh
India 0 - England 1
by Sukhwinder Singh on Mar 06, 2010 09:08 PM

Half Time.

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Varun katyal
by Varun katyal on Mar 06, 2010 03:29 PM

people use to call DYAN CHAND as the wizard of hockey & his sticks were checked if there was any adhesive attached to his hockey!!!!

watching form the skies he must b wondering if i was born in india or not

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Ramakrishnan Iyer
It will be a very big achievement if India finishes 10th
by Ramakrishnan Iyer on Mar 06, 2010 03:11 PM

If India finishes 10th in this world cup, they would have played very well. I would like to exhort them to give it their best, come on fellows, finish 10th! We are all behind you!

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abdul nazeer
Please support Indian Hockey, dont criticize
by abdul nazeer on Mar 06, 2010 03:09 PM

We have take this world cup as a begining, and support indian hockey and also the sponsors who had taken the initiative to support Indian Hockey, especially Hero Honda, SAIL, Karbon mobiles, MTS, unlike the Pepsi, Coke and other international brands, who only needs sales of their products without any interest in our country. Hopefully Hockey will get back its charm if we continue to improve our game and infrastructure. Our players played good hockey expect for the fact that the ball possession should be minimal and should increase the speed. Coach should not be changed, he should be retained. More test series should be held in India to get more crowd and sponsors. All the best.

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jack d
by jack d on Mar 06, 2010 02:30 PM

the chak de girls would have won the mens world cup also

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by rexberry on Mar 06, 2010 10:48 AM

Shivendra singh entry will boast our team morale....

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Anurag Rathore
Can't survive......
by Anurag Rathore on Mar 06, 2010 10:24 AM  | Hide replies

I don't expect India victory over England. But India should beat outh Africa.

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Re: Can't survive......
by rexberry on Mar 06, 2010 10:42 AM
ur right...
even draw against the present england team will be a huge achievement... if we had players like pablo amat, tim de nooijr, dwyer then hockey would have easily overtaken cricket as far as viewership is concerned and there salaries would have been much much higher as hockey is really interesting to watch

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S Shrikanth
Renumeration for Indian Hockey players
by S Shrikanth on Mar 06, 2010 08:30 AM  | Hide replies

The newspaper HT, New Delhi edition has exposed the renumeration system for Indian National hockey players that was upgraded a month before the World Cup.

1. For playing in World Cup and Olympics - Rs 10,000/match.
2. For playing International match - Rs 5000/match.

If a hockey player plays average 50 International matches (including Olympics, WC, Champions trophy) a year, he would maximum earn Rs 3-3.5 lakhs/year for playing for Indian National hockey team.

Contrary to this Spanish captain Pablo Amat earns $16m (Rs 75 Crore)/year from hockey. Hockey players in Germany, Australia and Holland earn between $2m-$14m from playing hockey.

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Re: Renumeration for Indian Hockey players
by babran on Mar 06, 2010 03:05 PM
Atleast Indian hockey team should prove their best in the current world cup to get the glory back.The hockey players are clueless in front of the european team and fails to convert penalties in to goal.They don't have a star player like Dhanraj in the team.I don't think deepak will be in the team after this world cuo.

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Re: Renumeration for Indian Hockey players
by rexberry on Mar 06, 2010 10:46 AM
Time to revive PHL... if PHL help india in building up new players... then it shud be started and all the so called hockey federation shud be banned and make an independent pvt body for hockey like cricket.. we may curse BCCI but cricket has grown by BCCI strategies which cant be ignored

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slylaster fernandes
Re: Re: Renumeration for Indian Hockey players
by slylaster fernandes on Mar 06, 2010 01:37 PM
Cricket have not grown by BCCI strategies but with the peoples passion for cricket in india.

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S Shrikanth
Re: Re: Re: Renumeration for Indian Hockey players
by S Shrikanth on Mar 06, 2010 01:47 PM
Yes. Even when India were P;ympic champions and World Champions in Hockey,and in Cricket India was a big loser everywhere, Cricket was more popular among people in India.

As I heard from my father, It has always been a game of rich and elite and then also most of the magazines and periodicals used to give wide coverage to cricket as they were owned by rich and elite people of India.

Today also, cricket is a game of rich and elite(a cricketer earns Rs 2 lakh/match commercial endorsements), a national hockey player earns Rs 5000/match). So, which game the talents would chose? The choice is obvious.

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