Cairn India signs multi-million rupee deal with Hockey India

MUMBAI: Cairn India, the world’s leading energy company, has signed a multi-million rupee deal with Hockey India (HI) to co-sponsor India‘s national hockey teams for a tenure of three years.

This association will cover the senior and junior national men and women teams. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

The senior Indian Men and Women Hockey teams will be seen sporting the Cairn logo for the first time when they will take part in the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 tournaments to be held at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi from 18-24 February.

Cairn has decided to join forces with the national game of the country and plans through several initiatives to encourage the sport amongst the new generation.

HI Secretary General Dr Narinder Batra said, “We welcome Cairn for joining Hockey India and being part of the journey to revive hockey in the country. This association will further boost the game and help the sport reach new levels. Hockey India thanks Cairn India for coming on board to become our partner in this exciting journey.”

Cairn India Head Corporate Affairs & Communications Dr Sunil Bharati said, "Hockey is our national game and we are proud to be associated with this energetic game. The partnership and the journey ahead will indeed be a privileged one for the entire Cairn family.

"It is the first big step for us towards nurturing and growing this sport, both on a national stage as well as the international arena. Cairn India’s decision to associate with Hockey also aims at fuelling the resurgent interest in the national sports amongst youngsters.”

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