CIL to sponsor hockey league

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on December 16, 2015

State-owned Coal India has become the title-sponsor for the next three editions of the Hockey India League beginning 2016. Promoted by Hockey India, the IPL-styled HIL had three editions in the past beginning 2013. The tournament had six franchises teams from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai, Ranchi, Odisha and Punjab. Except Delhi Punjab the rest of the teams are from coal-bearing States. According to a CIL release, the company sealed a deal with Hockey India to sponsor the 2016 edition of the league at a total consideration of ₹14.73 crore. This includes ₹13 crore sponsorship fee. The rest will go as prize money for best goal of the match, most valuable player and others. Star Sports has broadcast rights for the tournament.

Published on December 16, 2015
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