7. World Series Hockey: While the Premier Hockey League of 2005-08 failed, everyone thought that a slicker World Series Hockey would do the trick. The WSH agenda was to reinvigorate the sport and make it popular among the youth.
What the IPL did to domestic cricket, the WSH might do to hockey in general. Scheduled to begin on December 17, it failed to even take off in 2011 due to too many issues like a clash with the schedule and that of commitments of the players of the national team.
It has been postponed to February in 2012.
Image: India's Sandeep Singh, right, is congratulated by teammate Rajpal Singh, left, after scoring against Pakistan during their men's field hockey game at the 16th Asian Games in Guanghzou, China, Saturday, November 20, 2010.