Odisha will host the World Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Males’s Junior Hockey International Cup from November 24 to December 5 on the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Leader Minister Naveen Patnaik introduced on Thursday.
Addressing a distinct match organised right here for this function, Patnaik stated that these days the Hockey India had approached the state govt to reinforce it for the Males’s Junior Hockey International Cup, which is to be held in two months’ time.
“This is a quick realize for making preparations for such an match, particularly right through the pandemic length. However because the nation’s status is at stake, we readily agreed to reinforce,” he stated.
Mentioning that the junior India crew had received the final hockey International Cup, he stated, “As a protecting champion, I’m certain that our crew will emerge victorious once more on house turf.”
The Leader Minister additional stated that hockey has a distinct position within the minds of the folks of Odisha and hockey avid gamers from the state have led the rustic in lots of world tournaments.
“During the last decade, we’ve got been running intently with Hockey India for the advance of hockey within the nation. We now have been sponsoring the nationwide groups since 2018 and feature hosted primary tournaments, together with the senior International Cup,” he stated.
These kinds of efforts resulted in the historical luck of each the boys’s and ladies’s hockey groups on the recently-held Tokyo Olympics, Patnaik stated, including that this success introduced nice pleasure to folks around the nation and there’s a large number of pleasure in regards to the potentialities of Indian hockey within the coming years.
He additional stated that the hockey International Cup to be held in January 2023 shall be a landmark match and supply additional momentum to the advance of hockey within the nation.
“Odisha will proceed to be part of the adventure of Indian hockey. We now have rightly introduced that Odisha will reinforce the nationwide hockey groups for every other 10 years. We also are construction India’s biggest hockey stadium in Rourkela,” he knowledgeable.
The Leader Minister additionally unveiled the brand and trophy for the Junior International Cup.
State Sports activities and Early life Services and products Minister Tusharkanti Behera, Hokey India President Narinder Batra, Odisha Hockey Promotion Council Chairman Dilip Tirkey and senior officers of the state govt attended the development.