Unveils a distinctive shiny golden ‘Man of the Match’ Trophy for matches being played at Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, 17 January 2015: In the upcoming season of Hero Hockey India League, starting January 22, the talented lads of Kalinga Lancers will have their panache shored up by a vivacious team jersey that was unveiled today by their Captain Vickram Kanth and Head Coach Jude Felix, in the press conference managed by Percept Sports & Entertainment today at Hotel Mayfair. The jersey unveil was followed by the team announcement of Kalinga Lancers. They also uncovered a gleaming golden ‘Man of the Match’ Trophy, one of its kinds, at the ceremony.
The Lancers will be seen sporting a vibrant orange and white coloured jersey proudly when they step out on their home turf against Ranchi Rays, at Kalinga Stadium on the first day of the League. The Kalinga Lancers jersey in this edition will don cosmetic changes which enhances the overall look and feel, making it appear more energetic and full of life. What stole the show was the ‘Man of the Match’ Trophy – that was unveiled keeping in view the craze and passion that the people of Bhubaneswar have in their hearts for Hockey. The unique golden-in-colour trophy has a figure of a player with a hockey stick in his hands, above a golden round ball which rightly conveys the message of taking the popular game to the entire world. It rests on a wooden stand with a plaque that exhibits the team’s logo on it with utmost pride. This is one of a kind trophy that the franchisee of Kalinga Lancers has introduced and will be awarded to the ‘Man of the Match’ for matches being played in Bhubaneswar.
Speaking post the unveiling ceremony, Kalinga Lancers Captain Vickram Kanth said, “The new look of the team jersey is very pulsating and you immediately feel all charged up when you have a look at it. I am immensely amazed by the ‘Man of the Match’ trophy. It is really very encouraging and matchless. I am eagerly waiting to don the new look, along with my team-mates, and walk into the stadium with heads held high.”
Remarking on the new team jersey and the trophy, Coach Jude Felix said, “The boys look extremely confident and well-groomed in this new look. The effervescent colour combination will make them more energetic and I am sure they will stand out in this League. I wish the young Lancers a successful League ahead.”