Cyclone Fani-Hit Bhubaneswar To Host FIH Hockey Series Final
By Taruka Srivastav | May 10, 2019
Indian city Bhubaneswar, which is being termed as the ‘Sports Capital’, will host the Hockey series Finals scheduled to be held in the city next month as per Hockey India.
Bhubaneswar apart from other cities in Odisha was hit by Cyclone Fani on the 3rd of this month.
However, Odisha’s Department of Sports and Youth Services has carried out the assessment of the hockey turf at the Kalinga Stadium and ascertained that it has minor damage.
Odisha Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Sports), Vishal Dev said: “Our team has taken stock of the situation at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium which has suffered minor damages that can be repaired by the end of May. We are working closely to restore stadium operations. The team from Hockey India, along with technical experts, will be soon taking stock of the stadium and the turf.”
The tournament will see eight team including Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, USA, Uzbekistan and host India take part to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.