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Hero to be title sponsor of Junior Hockey World Cup

November 12, 2013 16:33 IST

Two-wheeler manufacturing giant Hero Motocorp Limited announced its association with the Junior Hockey World Cup, to be held next month, as the title sponsor.

Hero Motocorp Ltd. is an FIH Partner and the Title Sponsor for all FIH events taking place in India until the end of 2015.

The Hero Junior Hockey World Cup will see 16 junior (Under-21) international teams fight it out for the title at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from December 6 to 15.

Pawan Munjal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp said, "It is indeed a privilege to be associated with the Hockey Junior World Cup. This is also in keeping with our long-term commitment to promote Hockey in the country.

"Nurturing the youth plays a pivotal role towards building world-class teams and we hope our support can help drive the growth of hockey in India and around the world. I wish all the participating teams the very best and look forward to seeing some great performance from these future stars of world hockey," Munjal said in a release.

FIH CEO Kelly Fairweather, said, "The Junior World Cup is an extremely important event for FIH. It puts the spotlight firmly on the future stars of the game, providing some of the finest young talents in the world with the perfect opportunity to make a name for themselves in a world class sporting environment.

We are delighted to have Hero Motorcorp as a Global Partner and the Title Sponsor for the Junior World Cup and other upcoming FIH Major Events in India, including the World League Finals in January."

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