The cash-strapped FIH and a struggling India entered into what was seen as a marriage of convenience back in 2013.
By Mihir Vasavda
The India men's hockey team poses for a photo with their bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP)
In 2013, after the sport narrowly dodged an Olympic-sized snub, a desperate International Hockey Federation (FIH) immediately turned towards India for help – and to help.