The 99-page proposal by the Group of 102 ex-international hockey players to resuscitate the game is now in public domain and can be dissected here, the answers to our hockey woes
A small group of ex-players worked on the proposal which was submitted to the Ministry of Sports recently, supported by 37 Olympians, 29 World Cuppers, nine former national coaches, two former national team managers, 10 former national captains, one former World XI and 10 former Asian All Stars.
The new Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) president, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, and his team plus the two committees he intends to form (read here), will not have to crack their heads and split hairs. All they need to do is to implement the ideas expressed by the Group of 102!
And how lucky can MHF get. The Prime Minister in-waiting is from Pahang, and so is the Minister of Youth and Sports. Both are subjects of the State of Pahang, of which Tengku Abdullah is the royal second-in-command after his Ayahanda, Sultan Ahmad Shah. I'm very sure Tengku Abdullah will garner the necessary support to make things happen. If not, he will have to forget hockey and focus his energy on becoming the president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).