Almost two dozen men and women players, who have all retired over the last decade, are going through Hockey India and International Hockey Federation’s certification process to become accredited coaches and give a fillip to the eroding grassroots structure.
While conducting all matches in one state will help the teams save on their travelling budget, a lot of teams fear it might be costlier to put up their players in a hotel for close to six months. Playing away from home also means there will be no income from ticket sales.
Apart from contentions that the latest rule change will fuel disparity between teams and favour those who can afford bigger, stronger squads, it is held that allowing five substitutes can have a profound impact on the game.
Tokyo Olympic Games: The nature of the coronavirus has made it impossible for the organisers to give a surety the Olympics will be held next year. But there are some indications over what it might look like if it does take place.
Dandiwal called himself the chairman of the Cricket Premier League and formed a sport-cum-player management firm, Ultimate Sports Management, of which he was the managing director. According to the league’s former media consultant, Dandiwal drove around in a sedan, liked a flashy lifestyle.
The low-cost, anti-inflammatory steroid is well known in the world of sport. Dexamethasone has been used for years by sportspersons to hasten their rehabilitation from injuries and recover from infections.