India bids to host next hockey World Cup

New Delhi: India is among the six countries that have presented bids to host the next edition of the hockey World Cup, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced on Tuesday.

India has proposed conducting the event for either men or women in the January 13 to 29, 2023 window, which has also been preferred by Australia and New Zealand.

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

FIH will now start the evaluation process of the bids and its Executive Board will make the final decision on both hosts in June this year. “FIH is glad to have received such strong bids. This confirms how appealing our events are,” said FIH CEO Thierry Weil.