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Odisha to sponsor National Hockey teams for another 10 years

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cabinet has approved a proposal to extend the sponsorship of Men and Women Indian National Hockey Teams (both Senior and Junior) for 10 another years.

Odisha has officially sponsored both Men’s and Women’s National Hockey teams since 2018. This support is going to be a significant step toward the growth and development of Hockey in India.

Earlier, Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) Limited had entered into an agreement with Hockey India, after due Government approval, for sponsorship of the Indian Hockey teams for a period of five years starting from 2018 to 2023.

Based on a request from the Hockey India president for an extension of the Agreement, OMC had sought approval of the Government which got the Cabinet nod. OMC has now committed to the sponsor for another 10 years i.e from February 1, 2023, to January 31, 2033.

As per the decision by the cabinet, a total amount of Rs 434.12 crore will be released by OMC to Hockey India during this period.

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