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A chance to strike again

A chance to strike again
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First Published: Thu, Sep 16 2010. 11 52 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Sep 16 2010. 11 52 PM IST
The year 2010 will go down as one of the worst years in the history of Indian hockey. In January, the men’s team boycotted the preparatory camp for the Hockey World Cup, held in New Delhi the following month, over a payment dispute. The Indian women’s hockey team coach was sacked after a sex scandal in July. Throughout the year, a political fight has been raging over who has the right to govern Indian hockey. In the middle of all this, both the men’s and the women’s teams have performed poorly—the Commonwealth Games at home will give them the perfect opportunity for a comeback.
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The year 2010 will go down as one of the worst years in the history of Indian hockey. In January, the men’s team boycotted the preparatory camp for the Hockey World Cup, held in New Delhi the following month, over a payment dispute. The Indian women’s hockey team coach was sacked after a sex scandal in July. Throughout the year, a political fight has been raging over who has the right to govern Indian hockey. In the middle of all this, both the men’s and the women’s teams have performed poorly—the Commonwealth Games at home will give them the perfect opportunity for a comeback.
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First Published: Thu, Sep 16 2010. 11 52 PM IST