Indian steel manufacturer Tata Steel has become an Official Partner of the 2018 Hockey Men’s World Cup, which is being hosted in the Indian city of Bhubaneswar.
The World Cup will take place from November 28 to December 16 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in the capital city of the state of Odisha. Tata Steel signed the agreement with the quadrennial event to continue its efforts of promoting development through sport throughout India.
Sunil Bhaskaran, vice-president of corporate services at Tata Steel, said: “Tata Steel has a long and enduring commitment to sports. Over the years, we have created infrastructure for every sports discipline, including hockey, that is popular in and around our areas of operation. Tata Steel is the first private sector company in India to start a hockey academy.”
The 2018 World Cup will be the third occasion that India has hosted the men’s tournament following events in 1982 (Bombay) and 2010 (New Delhi). The state government is acting as Title Sponsor of the event as part of wider five-year partnership agreed with Hockey India in February.