16. Why are developments in the Rules of Indoor Hockey not important?
The Rules of Indoor Hockey are equally important as far as the Hockey Rules Board and the FIH are concerned. However, it may not sometimes appear that way because fewer countries take part in indoor hockey.
Similarly, the emphasis in answers to these FAQs seems to be on the outdoor rules partly because it would make answers complicated if they referred to "the indoor and/or outdoor rules" throughout the text. But the various processes employed to develop and publish the rules are the same for both codes of play.
Indeed, as far as possible, the Hockey Rules Board keeps the rules for each game in step one with the other.
So, the Hockey Rules Board is just as keen to hear comments about and to pursue ideas for development of the indoor rules as it is for the outdoor rules.