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South Africa to host FIH Hockey Indoor World Cup in 2023

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16 July 2022

Lausanne, Switzerland: Meeting yesterday in Terrassa, Spain, on the occasion of the ongoing FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup Spain and Netherlands 2022, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) expressed thanks and congratulations to both Local Organising Committees, participating teams, officials and volunteers for putting together such a successful event.

Furthermore, South Africa was confirmed as host of the next FIH Hockey Indoor World Cup, which was postponed due to Covid-related reasons. The event will be staged in Pretoria, from 5 to 11 February 2023.

Also, the EB decided that the match schedule for the FIH Hockey Pro League will be divided in just 5 time windows (or “blocks”) from the 2023-24 season onwards – and this, for the subsequent three editions at least. Amongst others, this will help significantly for the planning of club competitions.

Regarding the current situation with Hockey India, FIH will send an official communication to the Committee of Administrators of Hockey India with a request to have elections for India’s hockey governing body held as soon as possible, in order not to jeopardize the upcoming FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup scheduled in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela in January 2023.

The next meeting of the Executive Board will take place on 3 November, ahead of the FIH Congress that will be held virtually on 4 and 5 November 2022.

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