Bhubaneswar: Sports lovers in the state have good reason to rejoice with the city based Kalinga Stadium to host t wo biggest events of hockey. While matches of the Hockey World League final will be played here, the stadium will also host the Hockey World Cup as per announcement by International Hockey Federation and Odisha government on Monday.
Earlier, Kalinga Stadium had successfully hosted the Men’s Hockey Championship Trophy that paved the way for these two biggest events of the world of hockey.
The men’s hockey World League Final will be played between December 1 and 10 and will feature eight top teams of the world. Meanwhile, the Hockey World Cup will be played in November-December 2018 and will feature 15 teams.
Odisha will be the title sponsor for both events announced Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. “I’m extremely happy that FIH and Hockey India have given us the opportunity to host the two major events. The Odisha government will provide all facilities for the event to be hosted successfully,” said Patnaik.