Event Notes: Malaysia Among Four Bids Shortlisted By FIH For 2018 Men's World Cup
Malaysia's "is among four bids shortlisted" by the Int'l Hockey Federation (FIH) for the 2018 Men's World Cup. India, Australia and New Zealand "are the other three countries to have made officials bids" for the field hockey event (THE STAR, 9/11). ... The 53rd National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi, India ended on Tuesday "in utter chaos with the closing ceremony, attended by state sports minister, being held in complete darkness for the entire period after a power blackout" (PTI, 9/10). ... The Indian cricket team "will open its tour of New Zealand with an ODI in Napier, while Auckland and Wellington have been awarded the two Test matches in the list of venues announced for next year's series" (PTI, 9/10).