By sponsoring the hockey team, the Odisha government has paved the way for the people of the state to look at hockey as their own sport.
On Thursday, CM Patnaik tweeted, “Birsa Munda Stadium, world’s biggest hockey stadium is now a reality in just 15 months… I am sure it will emerge as the best venue for field hockey in the world.”
Just a few days to the biggest carnival of World Hockey, all eyes are now focused on Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. Swanky new stadiums, sparkling streets and shuttling public transport system have become new look of these cities where the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held.
The breeding ground of Odisha Hockey, in fact, Indian hockey, Lulkidihi village under Sundargarh’s Balishankara block is still reeling without a decent playing ground for the budding players to hone their skills.
The craze for hockey at Rourkela and Bhubaneswar has to be seen to be believed. From early in the morning, hundreds of hockey fans were seen making beelines at ticket counters in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.
Moreover, the top court also ordered Bhubaneswar DCP to monitor the investigation of the case personally. Apart from that, the HC also barred the Inspector-in-Charge of Infocity Police Station from field posting and ordered to send him for training.
The Men's FIH Hockey World Cup-2023 will be organised from January 13 to 29 in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.
Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey handed over the ticket to Patnaik for the opening day matches to be played at Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela on January 13 next day.
Philips, who scored some very crucial goals in the 1975 World Cup, including a brace to kick start the campaign with a win against England, recalled studying opposition teams with great focus and working as close-knit group to achieve their goal.
His performances were also crucial to the Indian team as it won silver at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
This is a mock drill at Kalinga Stadium simulating terrorist-commando clash. The mock drill was conducted by National Security Guard (NSG) to access security preparedness of the stadium.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has selected Manpreet Singh, the captain of the men's hockey team, as co-flagbearer of Team India for the opening ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games alongside badminton star P.V. Sindhu.
The inspirational Sunil Chhetri shared a special video message wishing the coach, Naushad Moosa and his wards all the best, advising the players to enjoy the experience.
With Korea and Malaysia leading on goal difference in the Super 4s Pool Table, India needed to win the match to reach the Final. The contest went right down to the wire with India giving a tough fight till the final whistle.
Selvam Karthi opened the score for India in the eighth minute when his drag flick on India's second penalty corner took a deflection off a defender's stick and went into the goal to make it 1-0.