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Field hockey is the most popular type, owing to the fact that it can be played almost anywhere as long as there is enough room.
No. Originally "field hockey" was not called that, as at the time of origin there was only one type of hockey with variations, played around the world. Outside of America and Canada field hockey is known by its original and formal name of hockey. It is only after the popular growth of ice hockey and roller hockey in North America that the word "field" was added to distinguish it.
Children in India play cricket and field hockey. Field hockey is more of an popular sport than cricket in India.
Western Pennsylvania Hockey League was created in 1896.
The national sport is field hockey, but the most popular sport is cricket
football (it is called soccer in the USA) field hockey baseball
Major Dhyan Chand of India was popular as the 'Wizard of Field Hockey'. He was the 'star player' of the 1928 and 1932 Gold Medalist Olympic Team of India. In 1936 Olympic, he was the Captain and once again won the Gold.
India has no official national sport according to the ministry of sports. However, as noted by Wikipedia, the de facto (unofficial) national sport is Field Hockey.
Most popular team sports around the world are: Football (Soccer), Hockey ("Field"), American Football, Ice Hockey, Roller Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby. The First 2 i mentioned are the top two popular and most participated team sports in the world