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India presents bid to host men’s World Cup in 2023
India have hosted the men’s World Cup thrice. File photo

India presents bid to host men’s World Cup in 2023

17 Oct 2019 | 5:44 PM

LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND): India is among the three nations who have presented their bids to host the next edition of the men’s World Cup, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said on Thursday.

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Lausanne (Switzerland), October 17

India is among the three nations who have presented their bids to host the next edition of the men’s World Cup, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said on Thursday.

India, who have hosted the men’s World Cup thrice, wants to conduct the event in the January 13 to 29, 2023 window.

Belgium and Malaysia are the other two nations who have also sent their bidding dossier to conduct the men’s event but they prefer to host the event in the July 1 to 17, 2022 window.

For the women’s World Cup, five countries have presented their bids, the FIH said in a release.

While Germany, Spain and the Netherlands want to host the event in the July 1 to 17, 2022 window, Malaysia and New Zealand are keen to conduct the tournament in the January 13 to 29, 2023 window.

“It’s great to see that so many national associations and countries want to host our quadrennial flagship events. This is encouraging for the further growth of our sport,” FIH CEO Thierry Weil said.

An FIH Task Force will meet on November 6 to thoroughly examine all bids and make a recommendation to the Executive Board (EB).

The EB will take the final decision on both events’ hosts on 8 November, 2019 during their next meeting in Lausanne. — PTI

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Saina, Srikanth crash outDenmark open

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SAI’S DIVINE TOUCHDenmark Open

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Shoaib Akhtar compliments Virat Kohli, says ‘he puts India before himself’

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15 Oct 2019 | 10:44 AM

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Russia, Poland qualify for Euro

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PARIS: Poland and Russia secured their places at Euro 2020 on Sunday with victories over North Macedonia and Cyprus, respectively, while Germany and the Netherlands boosted their hopes of reaching the finals.

Federer to go for elusive Olympics singles gold

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TOKYO: Roger Federer confirmed his participation in next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo and said today that he had listened to his heart before making the decision.

Sharma finishes T-7

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ROME: Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma rounded off the week with a 3-under 68 for a total of 9-under 275 to finish tied-7th at the Italian Open here. It was Sharma’s first top-10 finish outside India since the tied-sixth finish in Hong Kong more than 11 months ago.

ISL is India’s top league

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NEW DELHI: It is official. The Indian Super League (ISL) has been recognised as the top league of the country. The decision to this effect came at a meeting held in Kuala Lumpur by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and attended by ISL and I-League clubs.

Blue Tigers ready to pounce

Blue Tigers ready to pounce

15 Oct 2019 | 7:16 AM

KOLKATA: Buoyed by their goalless draw against Asian champions Qatar, India would be looking to register their first win in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers when they take on Bangladesh in a Group E second round match here tomorrow.

Kings XI Punjab to retain Ashwin

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15 Oct 2019 | 7:16 AM

NEW DELHI: Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia said the franchise decided not to trade Ravichandran Ashwin with the Delhi Capitals following a “rethink” by the board.

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