Hero Hockey World League Finals Trophy Unveiled

THe captains of the eight participating teams at the Hero Hockey World League final stand with the trophy1Raipur: Eight of the best teams from around the world have gathered at Raipur, Chhattisgarh to compete at the year’s biggest global hockey event, the Hero Hockey World League Final. The Tournament which is slated to be played at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai International Hockey Stadium in Raipur from 27th November – 6th December 2015 will see hosts India along with Australia, Argentina, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Netherlands and Great Britain vying for the top honors.

In a glittering ceremony at a city hotel today the Captains of all the eight teams unveiled the beautiful Hero Hockey World League Finals winner’s trophy.

The tournament also marks the city’s first ever exposure to a multi nation international tournament. The Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Stadium with a capacity for 3400 people boasts of a state of art turf and lighting suiting international norms. The tournament will be telecasted LIVE and Exclusive on Star Sports and will available for viewing on Star Sports1, HD1 and Stars digital platform, hotstar from 1830 hrs (IST) onwards.

India face Argentina in their first encounter on 27th November just after the grand opening ceremony showcasing the Chhattisgarh folk culture. The opening ceremony which would include cultural performances from folk artists from Chhattisgarh will begin at 1700 hrs (IST) and will be presided over by Dr Raman Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh and Mr. Balramji Dass Tandon,

Hon’ble Governor of Chhattisgarh. The opening ceremony will be followed by India facing 5th ranked Argentina.

NMDC ltd is the Principal Partner while SECL/CIL and NTPC are the Official Partners for the Hero Hockey World League Final 2015.

About Hockey World League

Hockey World League is a fast-paced and action-packed tournament comprising of four rounds played over a period of two years. The tournament doubles up as the qualifying event for the World Cup and Olympics, hence allows participating country’s gain FIH world ranking points too. Open to all members of FIH the Hockey World League gives every hockey playing nation a unique opportunity to compete with the best in the world and write their own story. The Final round is an 8 team event, for both the men’s and women’s teams. This year the men’s final is being hosted by India from 27th Nov – 6th Dec 2015 and the women’s final will be played at Rosario, Argentina from the 5th – 13thDecember 2015.