Odisha to host FIH Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium

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September 24

Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium

It’s a good news for Hockey Lovers of Odisha. Odisha shall host the FIH Junior Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup at Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced regarding this on Thursday. It will be played from November 24 to December 5, 2021.

Happy to announce that #KalingaStadium, #Bhubaneswar will be hosting the FIH Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup from 24th November to 5th December, 2021. As the reigning champions, our team will take advantage of the home ground and emerge victorious again. Best wishes to the team, Chief Minister said.
Over the last decade, we have been working closely with Hockey India for the development of hockey. All these efforts have led to the historic success for both Women and Men hockey teams at #TokyoOlympics. #Odisha will continue to be a part of this journey of Indian hockey, Chief Minister added.

“Recently, the Hockey India had approached us to support them for the Men’s Junior World Cup which is going to be held in two months’ time. It is very short notice to make arrangements for such an event, especially during Covid-19 pandemic situation. Since the country’s prestige is at stake, we readily agreed to support,” said Patnaik.

Naveen said, Hockey has a special place among sports in #Odisha. Hockey Players from our state led the country in many international tournaments. The Hockey World Cup in January 2023 will be a landmark event and provide further momentum for hockey development in the country.

 “The Indian Junior team had won the cup and as the reigning champions, I am sure that our team will take advantage of the home ground and emerge victorious again’, Chief Minister said while announcing to host the FIH Junior Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup at Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar.

 

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