Hockey or health? World Cup sucks cash from poor Indian mining hub

Mahesh Beck (left) and Bimal Ashok Minj pose with a t-shirt for the 2023 men’s field hockey World Cup in Sumura village in eastern Odisha, India, December 10, 2022. Image Courtesy: Anuradha Nagaraj/Thomson Reuters Foundation

What’s the context?

Millions spent on tournament in mining areas of Odisha state where people are demanding clean water, jobs, healthcare and roads