Odisha to Sponsor Indian Hockey Teams for Five Years

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Indian Hockey Teams have got the new sponsor in the form of Odisha Government which has decided to be the promoter of the teams for the next five years. This news is heartwarming because, in India, where cricket fans occupy the majority, other sports remain at the backdrop.

  • The announcement was made on the occasion of an event attended by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and members of Indian hockey teams,  International Hockey Federation (FIH) and IOA President Narinder Batra, IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta among other dignitaries.
  • Along with this association, the teams got new logo unveiled during the event. No doubt, Odisha has given our country the finest hockey players and Hockey team of Bhuvneshwar has won the Kalinga Lancers in the Hockey India League. 
  • Odisha’s sponsorship will definitely help to promote the game and also to attract the youth toward hockey.
  • The state is the host and proud title sponsor of the FIH men’s Hockey World Cup to be held later this year.