Odisha capital Bhubaneswar will host the 35th edition of the Champions Trophy men’s hockey tournament to be held from December 13-21 next year.

The eight-team elite International Hockey Federation (FIH) event will be held at the Kalinga Stadium, which is presently under renovation and will be in full shape by June next year, Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra said. Batra also informed that Hockey India will host the event in collaboration with Orissa state government.

“It has been more than a month that we have allocated the Champions Trophy to Orissa and it will be held in Bhubaneswar,” Batra said.

The FIH also gave thumbs up to Bhubaneswar when a delegation of the world body visited the Kalinga stadium earlier this year and were impressed with the facilities.

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