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Hockey World Cup: Inaugural function to be held in two parts

A representative image. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 19, 2018, 02.45 PM (IST)

The 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup is scheduled to be held from November 28 to December 16, 2018 and the opening ceremony for the event, which was earlier scheduled for November 27 at the Kalinga Stadium, will now be held in two parts. 

The inaugural ceremony will take place on November 27 in Bhubaneswar's Kalinga Stadium while the second part, that is the world cup celebration, will be in Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on November 28. 

The decision was taken by the organising board due to limited space and high public demand. 

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The best teams around the world showcase their skills on the field during the World Cup to clinch the coveted trophy in the most important tournament in field hockey after Olympics which is organised after every four years. 

Tickets for both the events will be available online from November 20. 

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik purchased the first ticket for the inaugural ceremony. 

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