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Hockey was the national game of India for many years, as in earlier times, India managed to win 8 Olympic gold medals in this game. But with the sudden rise in the popularity of the cricket, the Hockey lost its charm amongst the youth of the country who diverted their attention towards cricket. But for the last couple of years, the sports management committee of the country is trying to promote field hockey as a game so that it starts attracting the Indian youth like before.
To make the game regain its popularity, there are various hockey events that are being organized in the country and many foreign teams are also being invited for various championships. In this context, 2013 has also come up with plethora of hockey events throughout the country. The Indian hockey schedule for 2013 brings forward several interesting hockey events that will start right in the beginning of the year, in January. The hockey events will not only be played on domestic level but there are several international events also that have been planned for 2013 some of which would be held in India while some outside the country.