There are many suspects. Leader of the pack is cricket. In good old times, Indian hockey was world champs when cricket India was the perpetual dogs. Till early 70s all was hunky dorey, more or less, hockey occanionally won a medal, cricket teams usually lost. Then Gavaskar burst on the scenes. It was a big CONSIPIRACY of course to make Gavaskar an all time great. CVricket started looking up, pushing hockey lower and lower. Things came to a boil when Kapil Dev delivered a fatal blow, his team won the 1983 world cup. Hockey never recovered. Hockey Leauge started before IPL, but thanks to winning habits of Cricket India, it sank out of sight. Instead IPL has now put paid to all hopes of Team Hockey. There are more cricket conspiracies. BCCI offered a financial package to Team Hockey. But did our self respecting hockey managers accept it? Nooo. Who knows BCCI might have corrupted our proud, impoverished and starving Hockey India and made them into champs. Horror. Chess The conspiracy rolled with Vishwanathan Anand becoming a sensational GM. Soon chess India got into the act, and before you could say GOAL, Chess India managed to conspire to make up 22 GM and a dozen WGMs, with hundreds if Masters. Not only that, Chess players manage to rob hockey India of a few gold medals too. Prospects looked even bleaker. Teniss and badminton to cornered some media space edging out our team Hockey. All except hockey India, SAI, Min of Sports are to blame for the shitpit India Hockey finds itself in. Time govt steps in and reigns in BCCI, Chess India etc.