Hockey is India’s national sport. It is also a popular and intriguing game that is played in many nations. The game has several regulations that must be obeyed by each team for fair play to take place. This game is performed in many variations all around the world. However, the fundamental rules remain the same regardless of location. When it comes to India, the country’s track record is pretty good. Indian has six gold medals from the Olympics and has won numerous consecutive bouts.
Hockey’s origins and history
It is an old game that has been played for centuries in India. A stick and a ball are also usually used in the game. It was first played in Ireland about 1272 BC, and it was also popular in ancient Greece before 600 BC. There are various versions of the game known across the world as ice hockey, field hockey, street hockey, sled hockey, and roller hockey.
Playing the Game Requires the Following Equipment
There are different gears and equipment that safeguard a player from major harm when safely playing hockey. Helmets, shoulder pads, neck guards, jockstrap, elbow pads, a hockey stick, and a ball or puck are also included in this equipment.
Hockey Game Rules
The field has a set dimension and is rectangular, separated into two equal-length and width half. Furthermore, the game used to be 70 minutes long, divided into two halves. However, a recent modification has been made, and the game now lasts 60 minutes, divided into three-quarters of 20 minutes each.
Furthermore, each squad has 11 players. The purpose of the game is to score as many goals as possible in the other team’s goal post. The team that scores the most goals wins the game. The size of the stick and the weight of the ball are also specified in the rules. If the dimensions and weight were discovered to be wrong on the field, the person responsible for the false play is removed.