1:35 pm - Saturday September 26, 2020

High hopes from Hockey India League

With a young team led by the enigmatic Sardar Singh showing glimpses of India’s past prowess, there are now hopes an upcoming professional league likened to the money-rich Indian Premier League will help resurrect the sport’s former glory.

Indians were long considered the kings of field hockey — winning eight Olympic gold medals — but that dominance has dwindled since the introduction of synthetic turf pitches in the 1970s.

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