Bhubaneswar: With exactly a year left for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 which will be held at Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team Captain Manpreet Singh said that the event would be an exciting one
The mega sporting event is scheduled to be held from January 13, 2023 to January 19, 2023.
The 15th edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup will be staged in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, where a new world-class Hockey stadium with a seating capacity of over 20,000 is being constructed. As Hockey India and its Official Partner the Odisha State Government gear up to host yet another quadrennial event, Team India skipper Manpreet said that the event would be an exciting one.
“Our plans are already in place, and we just have to approach step-by-step for the World Cup. We’ve had a wonderful 2021, and we look to capitalize on it as we have a lot of important tournaments scheduled in 2022. So, we will take one tournament at a time, and prepare ourselves fully to play the marquee event at the home turf,” said Manpreet.
“Playing in front of the home crowd during the 2018 World Cup was one of the best experiences for us. The people from Odisha are very passionate about hockey, and with two venues being utilized for the 2023 World Cup, I am sure it will be bigger and more exciting,” added Manpreet.
Thanking the people of Odisha and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Manpreet said: “The people of Odisha and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Ji have given so much to hockey, and we will always be thankful for their love and support,” said the 29-year-old player.
The FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela will be hosted for the record fourth time in India. It will hold a special significance for India as the country will be celebrating 75 years of its Independence in 2023.
“We will be playing the prestigious event at home for the record fourth time, but this time it will be extra special as our country will be celebrating 75 years of Independence. We will be fortunate to play a tournament like the World Cup on our home soil in front of our own people,” signed off Manpreet.