India moots proposal to host next Hockey World Cup

India moots proposal to host next Hockey World Cup

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Lausanne, Feb 5 : India on Tuesday floated a proposal, expressing its willingness to host the next World Cup Hockey, scheduled to start on January 13, 2023, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced.

India has hosted the men’s World Cup thrice, the latest being last year in Bhubaneswar. Spain, Malaysia and Germany have proposed organising the event in the July 1 to 17, 2022 window.

''Bidding countries had to indicate until the deadline of 31 January 2019 also their preferred time window, either 1-17 July 2022 or 13-29 January 2023,'' FIH said in a statement.

FIH will now start the evaluation process of the bids. The Executive Board will make the final decision on both hosts in June 2019.

FIH CEO Thierry Weil said: “FIH is glad to have received such strong bids. This confirms how appealing our events are. We’re looking forward to two great FIH World Cups, both Men’s and Women’s, and a lot of excitement for players and fans!”UNI