Hockey Men’s WC to be held in Bhubaneswar, Rourkela from January 2023

Hockey Men’s WC to be held in Bhubaneswar, Rourkela from January 2023

There is a lot of excitement among hockey lovers across the world who will arrive in the hockey-loving state of Odisha as there are just 200 days to go for the prestigious Men’s Hockey World Cup which will be held in Rourkela and Bhubaneswar from January 13, 2023, onwards.

Fans will get to witness the 16 best teams vie for honors in the marquee tournament in the international hockey calendar. This is the second time Odisha, under the leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, is hosting the prestigious quadrennial hockey tournament making it the only state to host back-to-back FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup.

While the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar hosted the previous edition of the World Cup which was lauded world-over for its exceptional infrastructure and Hockey India’s immaculate execution of the event as hosts, this time the coveted event will also be held in the heart of Odisha’s hockey belt – Rourkela, a region famous for its hockey prowess having produced numerous international hockey players. With the largest hockey stadium in the country being built in the steel city of Rourkela, the people of the region are eagerly awaiting to see the world’s best players in action during the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.

“We are ever so grateful to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who with his continued support for the sport has helped us achieve great laurels for the country. Under his leadership, we have been provided with the world’s best hockey infrastructure to compete and with infrastructure work nearing completion in Rourkela, we are all waiting to play in the new facility. By hosting the event in India again, we are provided with yet another opportunity to fight for the prestigious World Cup Title and the team is heading in the right direction,” added Manpreet Singh. (ANI)