New Delhi: 8/11/19:After successfully hosting the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, India has won the bid to host the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup.
It will be a record fourth time that the hockey-loving nation will be hosting the competition since its inception in 1971. Hockey India had earlier been among three nations to have submitted a bid to host the 2022/2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup. Winning this bid holds great significance as also being in the year which will see India complete 75 years of independence and also looking to win the coveted title after the last win in 1975. Hockey buffs around the country will have the opportunity to witness their national sport, and also celebrate the platinum jubilee of independence watching their favourite players in action.
The FIH Executive Board announced their decision in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday, 8 November 2019 after the FIH Task Force thoroughly examined all bids and made a recommendation to the Executive Board (EB) on Wednesday, 6 November 2019. India’s preferred the window to host the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup is between 13 January 2023 to 29 January 2023.