Indian Junior Men Hockey Team Felicitated

New Delhi, 17 October 2013:The Indian Junior Men Hockey Team was felicitated at Hotel The Lalit in New Delhi for winning the 3rd Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Bahru, Malaysia last month.

Indian Junior Men Hockey Team with the dignitaries after felicitation

Indian Junior Men Hockey Team with the dignitaries after felicitation

In the felicitation ceremony, Chief Guest Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Mr. Jitendra Singh awarded cheques of Rupees One Lakh to each player of the Junior Men Hockey team and their National Coach Gregg Clark. Also a cheque of Rupees Fifty Thousand was awarded to each member of the team’s support staff. Continue reading →

Cairn India wishes luck to Indian Men’s Hockey Team for Asia Cup 2013

The Indian national Men’s Hockey team visited the headquarters of Cairn India in Gurgaon just before their departure to Ipoh for Asia Cup 2013. The world’s fastest growing energy company and the co-sponsors of the national hockey teams, welcomed a confident Indian contingent and wished them luck for this all important tournament.

Dr. Sunil Bharati, Head – Corporate Affairs and Communications, Cairn India with Indian Men's Hockey Captain Sardar Singh, Vice Captain PR Sreejesh, Jr Women's Team Captain Sushila Chanu and Vice Captain Rani Rampal

Dr. Sunil Bharati, Head – Corporate Affairs and Communications, Cairn India with Indian Men’s Hockey Captain Sardar Singh, Vice Captain PR Sreejesh, Jr Women’s Team Captain Sushila Chanu and Vice Captain Rani Rampal

9th Men’s Asia Cup 2013, which to be held from August 24 to September 1, 2013 in Malaysia (Schedule Here), crucial for India as it is last chance for Indian Men’s team to book the place in 2014 Hockey World Cup in the Hague, Netherlands. Sushila Chanu and Rani Rampal (the Captain & Vice Captain of Junior Women’s Hockey team) also accompanied the men’s team. Continue reading →

New Playing Kit of the Indian National Hockey Teams Unveiled

4 June 2013: Hockey India today unveiled a new look playing kit for the Indian National Hockey teams (men’s and women’s). The launch was marked with members of the Indian teams walking the ramp at an event organized at Hotel The Lalit in New Delhi. In addition to the new look design the Indian Jersey presented today features a moisture management fabric to ensure the players stay dry, and cool and assist them to perform at their optimum levels.

Indian Men & Women Hockey team in their new jersy with Dr. Narinder Batra, Secretary General, Hockey India, Dr. Sunil Bharati (Head- Corporate Affairs & Communications, Cairn India), Mr. Rajeev Mehta Associate Vice-President, HI

Indian Men & Women Hockey team in their new jersy with Dr. Narinder Batra, Secretary General, Hockey India, Dr. Sunil Bharati (Head- Corporate Affairs & Communications, Cairn India), Mr. Rajeev Mehta Associate Vice-President, HI

Fans can watch both the men’s and women’s Indian National Hockey teams in action in their new kits during the FIH World League Semi-Finals to be played at Rotterdam, The Netherlands from 13-23 June 2013. Continue reading →

Why this Kolaveri? Indian Team Withdrew form Azlan Shah Cup to Get Approval from MYAS

February 26, 2013: Hockey India and Government were questioned for the lack of funds for the National Game of country, Hockey, by the fans in social media, when the news of Indian Hockey Team’s withdrawal from Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2013 broke out. But later in the evening, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) cleared the trip with a warning to Hockey India. Why all this?

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2013 Logo

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2013

According to a media release from Hockey India, “In the sanction given by Sports Authority of India (SAI) to Hockey India regarding the men’s team participation in the 22nd Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament, it is mentioned that Indian Men team will play this tournament at no cost to government. The only obligation to the government for this tour was to cover airfare cost of the team but in the sanction given by SAI it is clearly mentioned that government is not covering any cost. Therefore Hockey India has been forced to withdraw its participation from the tournament. Government has always covered the airfare of the team for this tournament till date. Continue reading →

Cairn India to Co-sponsor Indian Hockey Teams for 3 Years

Indian senior and junior men’s and women’s hockey teams’ jerseys will have Cairn India’s logo for next three years, after the world’s fastest growing energy company announced its co-sponsorship for the teams. According to press release, this association is for a sum of several crores per annum.

(LtoR) Ritu Rani (Captain, Women’s team), Dr. Sunil Bharati (Head, Corporate Affairs & Communications, Cairn India), Sardar Singh (Captain, Men’s team) and Sudhir Mathur (CFO, Cairn India) during announcement

(LtoR) Ritu Rani (Captain, Women’s team), Dr. Sunil Bharati (Head, Corporate Affairs & Communications, Cairn India), Sardar Singh (Captain, Men’s team) and Sudhir Mathur (CFO, Cairn India) during announcement

 

CAIRN LogoCairn India announced the three year association with Hockey India in the presence of Hockey India officials and the captains of the men and women hockey teams.

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 18th to 24th February 2013. Continue reading →