The year 2010 started with a whimper for Indian hockey and somewhat ended on a lukewarm note with the national men`s team managing only a silver and a bronze in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games respectively.
Indian hockey team`s flop-show in the World Cup has disheartened fans and experts alike but Rajpal Singh and his men have got support from an unlikely quarter in Olympic and World Championship bronze medalist boxer Vijender Singh.
The Indian hockey players have
threatened to pull out of the ongoing national training camp
in Pune if they are not paid their match fee for the recently
concluded Champions Challenge I tournament in Argentina.