Hosting back-to-back World Cups pride for us says skipper Manpreet
Bhubaneswar, Dec 2 (UNI) With Hockey India announcing Bhubaneswar and Rourkela as the host cities for the 2023 FIH Men's World Cup, India Captain Manpreet Singh expressed excitement about the prestigious quadrennial event returning to the spectacular Kalinga Stadium.
"There is no doubt that the Kalinga Stadium is one of the world's best venues we have ever played in. It's not only the Indian team who enjoy playing here but other teams like Belgium and the Netherlands too enjoy the crowds, the atmosphere and the infrastructure here.
It is the first time that India will be hosting back-to-back World Cups and it is a matter of great pride for us. It will also be 75 years since Indian Independence in 2023 and it would be incredible if we can add to the celebrations by lifting the World Cup title," stated Manpreet expressing his aspirations for the team.