The NHL’s Bhopal Games to be held at the World Heritage Convention next year
Bhopals (India) is set to host the first ever NHL hockey tournament in the country, the Bhopaling Sports Federation said on Monday.
The event will take place in the city of Bhopalguda from May 26 to June 4.
The world’s largest sporting event, the event has become a mainstay in India, where hockey is one of the sport’s most popular pastimes.
The tournament will see teams from around the country compete for $100,000 each.
The NHL, which has been playing in the Indian market since 2009, is one the major international sports leagues, which have been at the centre of several controversies.
Last year, a report alleged that the league paid bribes to Indian officials in the bidding process for the rights to the 2019 World Cup.