India to host 2011 Men`s hockey Champions Trophy

Updated: Jul 21, 2010, 15:13 PM IST

Chennai: Following the successful conduct
of the hockey World Cup in New Delhi in March last, India has
been alloted the 2011 Men`s Champions Trophy hosting rights by
International Hockey Federation (FIH).

The decision was taken by FIH in its Executive Board
meeting, FIH Communication Manager Arjen Meijer said in a
press release today.

This would be the third time that India will be hosting
the men`s Champions Trophy. The prestigious event was held in
Chennai in 1996 and 2005. The exact dates and venue would be
decided in a week`s time, the release said.

Olympic and World Champion The Netherlands would host the
women`s FIH Champions Trophy next year, which would be the
sixth time for the country.

FIH would allocate its other World level events for 2011
and the tournament from 2012 onwards in the coming months.