Hockey India named NTPC Official Partner for the Hero Hockey World League Final 2015

New Delhi: Hockey India, the apex organisation governing field hockey in India, today announced NTPC Limited, the largest power utility of the country as an Official Partner for the Hero Hockey World League Final 2015. The Hero Hockey World League Final will be played at the newly inaugurated Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Hockey Stadium, Raipur, India from the 27th November- 6th December 2015. NTPC’s partnership is the third significant signing by Hockey India for the Hero Hockey World League Final this year after securing National Mineral Development Corporation as the Principal Partner and South Eastern Coalfields Limited as the first Official Partner for the year’s biggest international hockey event in the world.

This year the Indian men’s team along with Argentina, Great Britain, Canada, Belgium, Australia, Germany and Netherlands will vie for top honours at the year’s biggest global field hockey event. The Indian men’s team who have recently jumped two places in their world rankings to the sixth place thanks to their impressive performance at the recently concluded test series against New Zealand is expected to begin their campaign on a high.

“We welcome NTPC to the Hockey India family. NTPC Limited is India's largest power company and its coming on board only ensures that the sport still enjoys enough interest in the corporate and public domain in India. With NMDC as the principal partner and SECL and NTPC as official partners, I am confident that Raipur in the future will become an important destination for national and international hockey in India. I would also like to wish luck to the participating teams and hope to see some quality hockey on the field,” said Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, Secretary General, Hockey India.

The Indian team begins its campaign against Argentina on the Friday 27 November 2015 in their first match of the Hero Hockey World Final 2015.

“NTPC is happy and proud to come on board as an Official Partner for the Hero Hockey World League Final 2015. NTPC strongly believes in youth development and sport is an integral way to help and promote the youth of India. We have long been associated with various sports in the past and partnering with the hockey is a step forward in his direction.” said Mr. A. K. Jha, CMD, NTPC.

NTPC Limited is an Indian Central Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, engaged in the business of generation of electricity with roots planted way back in 1975 to accelerate power development in the country and is currently celebrating 40 years of Sustainable Growth.

About Hero Hockey World League

Hero 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 26th Nov – 6th Dec 2015 and the women’s final will be played at Rosario, Argentina from the 5th – 13th December 2015.




Shiv Naresh