Odisha To Host India’s Home Matches In Hockey Pro League

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will host India’s home matches during the 2020 Hockey Pro League in its capital city, the sport’s governing body announced on Monday.

The second edition of the Hockey Pro League will be played between January 11 and June 28, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said in a statement.

Bhubaneswar has become a hockey hub in India and has been hosting a majority of tournaments, the most recent being the Olympic qualifiers. The first team that India will host is the Netherlands on January 18.

The Pro League will feature 144 matches in the coming season.

Australia’s home matches will be played in Perth and Sydney, while England will be playing its share in London.

The first match will feature the Netherlands and China on January 11, 2020 at the Wujin Hockey Stadium in Changzhou.

The venues:

Argentina: Buenos Aires, San Miguel de Tucuman

Australia: Perth, Sydney

Belgium: Antwerp

China: Changzhou

Germany: M nchengladbach, Hamburg, Berlin

Great Britain: London

India: Bhubaneswar

The Netherlands: Utrecht, Rotterdam, Hertogenbosch, Amsterdam

New Zealand: Christchurch, Auckland

Spain: Valencia

USA: North Carolina.