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India has won the bid to host the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup.

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.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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