HIL 2017 bags Indian Oil as partner
Ashley Jackson, skipper of Ranchi Rays during previous edition. (Image Credit: HI)
In a latest addition on its sponsorship-partnership list, the Hockey India has got Indian Oil as a partner to the much awaited 2017 edition of the Hockey India League. As we know, the title sponsor of the tournament is Coal India. The Oil Company, showcasing an encouraging support, has confirmed being on board as a Partner of the much-awaited 2017 season of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) slated to commence on 21 January in Mumbai.
Indian Oil, the flagship national oil company, has already been related to sports as one of the key employers of the Olympians-Sportspersons. Having support from such a prestigious corporate partner will go a long way to ensure the success of this edition of the Coal India Hockey India League. The upcoming edition of HIL with six franchisees and six locations for the matches to take place we can look forward to power packed performances by some of the best domestic and international players in World Hockey.
Speaking about this association, Chairman, Coal India Hockey India League, Md. Mushtaque Ahmad said, “We are honored to receive the support of Indian Oil Corporation for the Coal India Hockey India League 2017. This kind of support to the sport will go a long way to ensure we can bring together the best talent in the world and have a highly successful tournament.”
Speaking about getting associated with the cash rich Hockey League, Mr Subodh Dakwale, Executive Director (Corporate Communications & Branding) said, “Indian Oil has been promoting sports in a big way over the past decades, including Hockey. Indian Oil has 15 national level Hockey players on its rolls out of which 3 players are currently representing India as part of the National team. Besides, Indian Oil has over 100 sports persons, both men and women, in different categories of sports on its rolls. We recognize the commendable efforts of the Coal India Hockey India League to bring world class hockey to millions of fans in India. We are happy to partner with this initiative and wish the league a grand success.”