Aug 4, 2015

Fans suffer as Hockey India fails to provide live telecast of European tour

No Live Telecase Of European Tour
Indian hockey fans, which do not miss any chance to see their beloved team in the stadium or on TV, were dejected when they found out that they will not be able to see India’s tour of Europe where they will play two test matches against France and three against Spain. Hockey India, the National Sports Federation of hockey in India was once again blamed for the situation despite having signed a deal with giants Star Sports to broadcast matches featuring India.

This is not the first time that Indian hockey fans had to suffer due to Hockey India’s lack of concern for Indian hockey fans. During the recent Sultan Azlan Shah Cup also, there was no live coverage of India’s matches and the fans around the world were forced to find live streams (illegal) to quench their thirst for hockey. 

Indian hockey fans took to Twiiter to vent out their frustration and questioned Hockey India on the same. Here are some of the Tweets:

In the era of where Youtube and online streams function to provide live feed to people around the world, it is nothing short of a sin, not to provide at least live stream of the matches.

Hockey India despite signing a huge deal with Star Sports have not catered to demands of hockey fans, be it replica team jersey’s/gear or providing live telecast of the tournament. They should look at the demands from fans because without fans, there will no existence of Indian hockey or Hockey India.

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