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‘Regrettable That India Nonetheless Hosts Hockey World Cup’: Belgium Participant’s Stunning Comment | Hockey Information

The Indian hockey workforce started its marketing campaign with a win on the World Cup.© Twitter

The Males’s Hockey World Cup 2023 kicked off in Odisha Friday with a match between Argentina and South Africa at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. Argentina defeated South Africa 1-0 within the sport. On the opposite, hand hosts India started their marketing campaign on the showpiece occasion with a 2-0 win over Spain. It’s price noting that the continuing occasion sees India host a hockey World Cup for the third time throughout 4 current editions. It additionally hosted the occasion again in 2010 (New Delhi) and 2018 (Bhubaneswar).

In a current interview to media, Belgium hockey participant Elliot van Strydonck expressed his disappointment over India internet hosting the mega occasion once more. Van Strydonck alleged that India has managed to host the mega occasion for the third time within the final 4 editions because of the “energy of cash”.

The hockey participant was requested: ‘How is it doable {that a} sport agrees to play three of its final 4 Worlds in the identical nation?’

“The ability of cash. Belgians know India and its obligations effectively. They have to be cautious with water and meals. They’ve their routine. It’s regrettable that India nonetheless hosts such an occasion. However India is the one nation that may fill stadiums with 20,000 seats daily. The environment is assured. As well as, it’s the solely nation that may depend on international sponsors like Hero or Odisha. The selection is sensible financially, however unfair to sporting equity. The Crimson Lions have received all the pieces in 4 years. Nonetheless, the media protection of hockey stays too restricted right here (in Belgium),” van Strydonck instructed Belgium newspaper La Libre as quoted by The Indian Categorical.

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