India has placed bid for hosting 2018 hockey world cup, as told by FIH. Along with India, Australia, England, Malaysia and New zealand had also placed the bid for hosting the 2018 Men’s and Women’s tournament. Winner of the Bid will be announced on 7th November 2013.
“The FIH is thrilled to have received such an excellent response from National Associations regarding the great opportunity to host Hockey World Cup events in 2018”, said Kelly Fairweather, FIH Chief Executive Officer. “The quality and competitiveness of every single bid is impressive, demonstrating that the decision to allocate events earlier and across the entire four-year cycle was absolutely the right move for Hockey. All of the bids show a determination and desire to deliver the most entertaining, exciting and inspiring hockey events in the world, which is in line with our strategy to take hockey to the next level. With such strong competition between the bidding nations, it is clear that the choice will not be an easy one to make.”