Hockey India announces cash incentives for India teams for each win
Bhubaneswar: In a major boost to the Indian hockey teams, Hockey India announced on Sunday announced a new policy under which both the men’s and women’s team members and support staff will be given cash incentives annually.
Hockey India have decided to give away cash award of Rs 50,000 each for players and Rs 25,000 each for support staff for every win the Indian Teams register.
Hockey India has announced that each member of the playing 18 will receive Rs 50,000 for each win for both the Men’s and Women’s teams.#HockeyIndia #IndiaKaGame @CMO_Odisha @sports_odisha @IndiaSports @Media_SAI pic.twitter.com/v8IraKYs1c
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 6, 2022
Hockey India President Dr Dilip Tirkey said, “I strongly believe this announcement will boost the morale of the Indian Teams as they prepare for the prestigious World Cup in January and the Asian Games. While every player in the core group is employed, an incentive like this will attract more youngsters to play hockey.”
The governing body had announced Rs 2 lakh for each player and Rs 1 lakh for each support staff of the Indian junior men’s team following their title win at the 10th Sultan of Johor Cup.
Hockey India Secretary General Bholanath Singh said, “I believe this is a landmark decision taken by Hockey India. It will not only lift the spirit of the Indian teams to vie harder for victories but it will also make young aspiring hockey players believe that hockey can be a financially viable sport. I wish the Indian teams the very best in their endeavours.”