World men’s hockey trophy reaches Chennai, CM MK Stalin receives it – Times of India

Chennai News

CHENNAI: The FIH World Men’s Hockey trophy reached Chennai on Wednesday and was handed over to chief minister M K Stalin by the representatives of the state Hockey unit.
The trophy which reached Chennai via air from Mumbai was taken in an open jeep to the secretariat where the chief minister received and handed it over to sports minister Udhayanidhi and hockey players representing the state.
In the evening, the trophy was taken to Mayor Radhakrishnan hockey stadium where it was accorded a grand welcome in a traditional manner. Senior hockey players in the state were also honoured during the function.
An exhibition match was conducted between the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT), Kovilpatti, and the Tamil Nadu police team followed by an art and culture programme. “Our job is to create awareness about sports and to provide opportunities for interested people.” said Udhayanidhi.
He later handed over the trophy to the representatives from Kerala Hockey, a member unit of India Hockey. The trophy will travel to 14 important cities in India before the start of the Men’s Hockey World Cup to be held in Rourkela from January 13 to 29, 2023.