World series Hockey WSH 2012
For the last few decades, our national game Hockey is lagging behind in all sphere losing its fame. There are many reason for the leaning status of the game Hockey. Many sports critics blamed the corporate sectors for not backing up of Hockey and giving more exposure to the Indian cricket. Now, the few companies came forward in showing interest to backup the nullified Hockey in India. So, the Indian Hockey federation with the permission of International Hockey federation organized the Word Series Hockey, India. It is a dawn for the Indian Hockey to enter into the world series Hockey in India. The mega event will begin by Feb 29 at 8:30 pm and the first match will played in between Chandigarh Comets v Bhopal Badshahs, Chandigarh. There are eight teams enrolled in the upcoming series Chennai Cheetah is one among them. The team was owned by Shri. Nunwan an industrialist who can give a thrust to the team. The team has selected around 27 players. The Australian Olympian brent livermore who will captain the team and Jose Barsa will be the Coach for the team. The match schedule is as below:
Chennai match schedule in the World Series Hockey (WSH)
Mar 1: 7:00 pm Sher-E-Punjab v Chennai Cheetahs, Jalandhar;
Mar 3 : 7:00 pm Chandigarh Comets v Chennai Cheetahs, Chandigarh;
Mar 5 : 9:00 pm Delhi Wizards v Chennai Cheetahs, Delhi
Mar 6: 7:00 pm Chennai Cheetahs v Mumbai Marines, Chennai
Mar 9: 7:00 pm Chennai Cheetahs v Pune Strykers,
Mar 10: 7:00 pm Chennai Cheetahs v Karnataka Lions, Chennai;
Mar 12 : 9:00 pm Bhopal Badshahs v Chennai Cheetahs, Bhopal
Mar 15: 7:00 pm Pune Strykers v Chennai Cheetahs, Pune;
Mar 17 : 9:00 pm Karnataka Lions v Chennai Cheetahs, Bangalore.
Mar 20 : 9:00 pm Chennai Cheetahs v Bhopal Badshahs, Chennai.
Mar 25 : Mar 25: 7:00 pm Chennai Cheetahs v Sher-E-Punjab, Chennai;
Mar 26: 7:00 pm Chennai Cheetahs v Chandigarh Comets, Chennai;
Mar 28 : 9:00 pm Chennai Cheetahs v Delhi Wizards, Chennai.
Mar 30 : 9:00 pm Mumbai Marines v Chennai Cheetahs, Mumbai.
Apr 1: 6:00 pm Semi Final 1 (Venue to be confirmed); 8:30 pm Semi Final 2 (Venue to be confirmed)
Apr 2: 8:00 pm Final (Venue to be confirmed).
Every team will play two games with other 7 teams consolidating 14 games to enter the semi-finals.
Will this WSH change the destiny of Indian Hockey Players?
There is no space for the doubt that this WSH will give a ever bright exposure to the Hockey players of India. They will get more experience and popularity by playing more games. The franchisee of the eight teams paid good amount to the players. In this series, maximum number of players can get the opportunity to play. In the past, the hockey players get very poor match fee and large number of state level player even not getting the chance. In addition to that there are very few matches to be played by which they pay 1 lac or few thousand which is not sufficient even for purchasing the sports materials. But now the situation is changing fastly. After this series lot of junior players will get the chance to show their talent. This will really boost up the prevailing condition of the Indian hockey. Many players get cleared to play the mega even but few of them still struggling to get the clearance from their employer. It is believed that all problem will be resolved with an ease. It is the general opinion of the public that everyone should co-operate in organizing the even successfully for the betterment of the player as well as the better future of the Indian hockey.
Conclusion for the World Series Hockey in India
By organizing such event in India, more number of younger generation will come forward to play Hockey as well. It is a month long feast for the hockey fans all throughout the world. We all fed-up with the over playing cricket and now the fans of Hockey sports will get a change at-least for a few days.