Saturday, April 20, 2024

India Hockey offered double profits to get 2023 World Cup

Exclusive | By Shahbaz M

India’s promise to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) of generating two times more revenue than their closest bid rival ensured they got the hosting rights for the 2023 World Cup.

The FIH’s decision to host back-to-back Hockey World Cups in India has received flak from several quarters, particularly from Belgium who too were in contention. However, The Hockey Paper has learnt that India has offered more than double profits than the world champions, who had an otherwise strong bid.

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