With precisely two years to go, Hockey India and the Odisha authorities are gearing as much as host the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup. In 2023, India will host the competitors for a report fourth time since its inception in 1971. The match is slated to be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to 29, 2023.
When India hosted the 14th version of the World Cup in 2018, all of the matches of the competitors have been held on the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, however two venues can be utilised for the 2023 occasion.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on December 24 final yr, introduced a brand new world-class stadium to be constructed in Rourkela metropolis which might be the most important stadium for hockey within the nation with a sitting capability of 20,000.
The stadium is about to have all the trendy amenities and can supply a novel expertise to gamers and the followers throughout the 2023 World Cup. The work to develop artificial hockey turf in every of the 17 blocks of Sundargarh district has already begun.
“It will be a challenge and an opportunity for us to organize the 2023 World Cup in two venues – Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. Since the World Cup in 2018 was held at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, most of the arrangements are in place in Bhubaneswar, while a new world-class Hockey stadium is being built in Rourkela,” stated Minister for Sports and Youth Services, Odisha Tusharkanti Behera.
“World-class infrastructure at both venues will enable Odisha to once again deliver a successful and memorable tournament and leave behind a valuable and lasting legacy,” he added.
The 2023 World Cup being hosted in India holds nice significance because the nation can be finishing 75 years of independence that yr.
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 and provides the nation one more reason to have a good time 75 years of independence.
Speaking on the preparations for the World Cup, Hockey India president Gyanendro Ningombam stated: “It’s an absolute honour for us to host the Men’s Hockey World Cups back-to-back. After hosting a successful World Cup in 2018, we are going to ensure that the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2023 will have even better facilities for the players and the fans. It’s very exciting to note that we are exactly two years away from the 2023 World Cup.”