The International Hockey Federation (IHF) president Leandro Negre has urged the corporate sector to back Indian hockey to help it get back to its glory days.
“Like cricket, hockey too can reach the top position if it gets corporate help,” the former Spanish goaltender told reporters during the HIL here.
Negre said the Hockey India League (HIL) has quality and standard that can help the players improve their game.
“Introduction of HIL has given chance to players to show their skill and prowess, which will augur well in the future,” he said.
Speaking on the expansion of the game, Negre said talks were on with some countries in central America and Africa and the strength of the FIH might go up to 140 from the present 132 countries.