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 story : Hockey: Odisha to host men's Junior World Cup from November 24 to December 5 #IndiaNEWS Odisha was on Thursday named the host of this year’s FIH men’s hockey Junior World Cup in November-December,

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Hockey: Odisha to host men's Junior World Cup from November 24 to December 5 #IndiaNEWS
Odisha was on Thursday named the host of this year’s FIH men’s hockey Junior World Cup in November-December, reaffirming the state’s growing stature as a hub for the sport.The event will be staged at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from November 24 to December 5.Odisha and Uttar Pradesh had both expressed interest in hosting the marquee event but the former was picked for being the national team’s title sponsor as well. Lucknow had hosted the tournament’s last edition in which India claimed the top honours in 2016.At the upcoming tourney, 16 hockey playing nations will be vie for the top honours. The state has earlier hosted the senior World Cup in 2018, the FIH World League in 2017 and the Champions Trophy in 2014.“It is a short notice for making the arrangement for such an event, especially during the pandemic period. However, since the country’s prestige is at stake, we have readily agreed to host it,? Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik said during a programme to announce the host city.“I hope the reigning Indian team will take advantage of the home condition and emerge victorious again,? he added.During the function, the CM also unveiled the logo and trophy of the event. Odisha is Indian hockey’s sponsor...Read more


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