Odisha to host Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup from November 24 to December 5

Bhubaneswar: It is a matter of great pride and joy for the people of entire Odisha that the State will host the forthcoming Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup.

The Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held from November 24 to December 5, 2021. This was informed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

The Chief Minister also unveiled the World Cup logo and trophy while making the announcement at the Lok Seva Bhavan in the presence of FIH president Narendra Batra, Secretary General Hockey India Rajinder Singh, chairman Hockey Promotion Council Odisa Dilip Tirkey, Odisha Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera, Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra and Sports Secretary R Veenyl Krishna.

“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,” said the CM.

“Over the last decade, we have been working closely with the Hockey India for the development of hockey. All these efforts have led to the historic success for both Women and Men hockey teams at Tokyo Olympics. Odisha will continue to be a part of this journey of Indian hockey,” he added.

The Chief Minister further said that 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.

Is to be noted here that Odisha has successfully conducted the several major hockey tournaments like 2020 Men’s FIH Pro League, 2019 Men’s FIH Olympic Qualifiers, 2019 Women’s FIH Olympic Qualifiers, Men’s Hockey Series Finals, Men’s Hockey World Cup, Men’s FIH Hockey World League, and Hockey Champions Trophy.

Besides, it will host the Hockey World Cup in January 2023. Odisha government also has been sponsoring the Indian Hockey teams both Men’s and Women’s for the last 10 years. It will continue to do for the next 10 years.

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