Cairn India announced the sponsoring of the Champions Trophy 2014-the prestigious hockey tournament-today. The tournament will be held in Bhubaneswar from December 6th – 14th.Champions Trophy 2014 comes at the back of recent strong performances by the Indian national team in the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and the Australian test series, and will be sponsored by Cairn India the current co-sponsor of the Indian National Hockey teams.
In its endeavour to encourage the sport and recognise the sporting champions, the company will also give out a special award titled ‘Cairn India – Most Energetic Indian Player of the Tournament’’. This award will be given to the Indian player who makes the maximum impact in the tournament.
Cairn India, the largest private sector crude oil producer in India, is associated with Hockey India since February 2013. Through this association, the company reinforces its commitment to hockey and help the sport reach new heights in India. Cairn India continues to undertake initiatives to promote hockey, including support to grass root level tournaments, to encourage the sport amongst the new generation.
In line with this commitment, Cairn India had organised Rajasthan women’s hockey Cup 2014, earlier this year. Eight women’s hockey teams from various parts of Rajasthan participated in the tournament, which aimed at promoting women’s hockey at the grass root levels.
With the recent successes of the Indian teams in the international arenas, the game of hockey is witnessing a revival of interest amongst youth in the country.