After a “very courteous and fruitful” meeting with Hockey India, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has toned down its threat to revoke India’s hosting rights for the next Men’s Hockey World Cup.
Following a governance dispute brought on by the resignation of former FIH president and Hockey India administrator Narinder Batra earlier this year, the FIH had threatened to revoke the nation’s hockey federation’s hosting rights for the competition, which is scheduled to take place in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to 29.
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“We are appreciative of the FIH delegation’s visit. The conversation was incredibly uplifting and motivating. In light of the paramount significance of the sport’s spirit and the best interests of our athletes, we have been able to come to a conclusion and agree on certain crucial next actions to ensure the continuing smooth operation of hockey in India, Justice Dave remarked.
According to The Hindu, the FIH delegation met with Odisha Sports Commissioner-Cum-Secretary R. Vineel Krishna and Sports Secretary Sujata Chaturvedi on Tuesday. Bhubaneswar and Rourkela will co-host the 2023 World Cup from January 13 to January 29.