India in line to be world hockey hub
Negre, who has attended the last few HIL matches, said the proposal, if accepted, will have eight top club from across the world playing a knockout competition a week before the second edition of the HIL. "The FIH is planning to hold the Club World Cup in India. It is too early to say anything about the event, but my personal wish is to start the tournament next year. The proposal is still under discussion, and we'll make an announcement shortly," Negre said.
The latest move is consistent with FIH's recent efforts to hard-sell hockey to Indian sponsors and fans. Unlike football's Club World Cup, which has different host nations every year, the proposed hockey tournament will be played in India for the first four years. "The proposal is to hold the Club World Cup for the first four years in India and then, maybe, shift it to other nations. We will like to have a contract with a nation for four years, but
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