08 Nov 2019, 18:35 IST

Belgium Men's Hockey Team pose with the World Cup trophy after defeating The Netherlands in the Final match of the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India.
Belgium Males’s Hockey Staff pose with the World Cup trophy after defeating The Netherlands within the Ultimate match of the 2018 Males’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India.

New Delhi, 08 November 2019: After efficiently internet hosting the Odisha Hockey Males’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, India has gained the bid to host the 2023 Males’s Hockey World Cup. Will probably be a report fourth time that the hockey-loving nation might be internet hosting the competitors since its inception in 1971. Hockey India had earlier been amongst three nations to have submitted a bid to host the 2022/2023 Males’s Hockey World Cup. Profitable this bid holds nice significance as additionally being within the yr which is able to see India full 75 years of independence and in addition seeking to win the coveted title after the final win in 1975. Hockey buffs across the nation can have the chance to witness their nationwide sport, and in addition have fun the platinum jubilee of independence watching their favorite gamers in motion.

The FIH Government Board introduced their choice in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday, eight November 2019 after the FIH Process Pressure completely examined all bids and made a suggestion to the Government Board (EB) on Wednesday, 6 November 2019. India’s most well-liked the window to host the 2023 Males’s Hockey World Cup is between 13 January 2023 to 29 January 2023.

Final yr, India had hosted the 14th version of Males’s Hockey World Cup which was held on the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Hockey India acquired accolades from all over the world for his or her hospitality and state-of-the-art services as host nation. It was a spectacle that led to Hockey India to bid for the celebrated match but once more, and develop into the primary nation ever to host 4 Males’s Hockey World Cups, after having hosted the Males’s Hockey World Cups in 1982 (Mumbai), 2010 (New Delhi) and 2018 (Bhubaneswar). The 2018 version noticed India match The Netherlands’ report of internet hosting three Males’s Hockey World Cups.

The nation might be finishing 75 years of independence in 2023, and the host federation Hockey India didn’t need to miss out on the chance to showcase the expansion of the game within the nation on this landmark yr. Together with the 2018 version of the Males’s World Cup, India has additionally hosted among the largest hockey occasions in latest occasions together with the FIH Champions Trophy in 2014, FIH Junior Males’s World Cup in 2016, FIH Hockey World League Ultimate in 2017, FIH Males’s Sequence Finals in 2019 and the just lately concluded FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers Odisha. Clean conduct, world-class services, and the success of those tournaments has subsequently made India one of many main centres for hockey on this planet.

Hockey India President Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad expressed his delight on the announcement by FIH. He stated, “We’re all very delighted to have gained the bid to host the 2023 Males’s Hockey World Cup. Once we had made the bid, we needed to provide our nation another excuse to have fun 75 years of independence including to that the truth that our final win was registered in 1975. And what higher approach to have fun than to witness a pinnacle world occasion of our nationwide sport on our soil. After having hosted the 14th version of the Males’s Hockey World Cup in 2018 which was acknowledged as top-of-the-line hockey occasions ever, we had been assured that we are able to host one other Males’s Hockey World Cup, and we’re all very delighted on the prospects of internet hosting the highest hockey-playing nations in India. We now have the chance to make use of final yr’s expertise to prepare an excellent higher Males’s Hockey World Cup in 2023.”

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