FIH views India as hockey hub

Published: May 12, 2011, 08:10 IST | IANS |

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has drawn up an ambitious programme keeping in view the strategic importance of India and allotted it several top tournaments, including a brand new professional league

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has drawn up an ambitious programme keeping in view the strategic importance of India and allotted it several top tournaments, including a brand new professional league.

"Hockey is the national game of India and and so we want to make it the game's hub for the next few years.

We know that there is a big gap between cricket and hockey in this country and we want to bridge that gap,"  FIH president Leandro Negre said yesterday.

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