ArcelorMittal-Nippon Steel India named official partner for Junior Men’s World Cup

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French junior hockey team upon their arrival in Bhubaneswar for the World Cup. (Image: Twitter@sports_odisha)

Bhubaneswar: ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India), a joint venture between the two firms, has been named the official partner for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup, reported IANS.

AM/NS India has signed an agreement in this regard with Hockey India.

India, which also hosted the last Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup in Lucknow in 2016, will defend the title in Bhubaneswar.

“As Odisha gears up to host the rising stars in the world of hockey, we are delighted to partner with Hockey India and support its efforts to bring fans and players across the globe closer to this important national sport,” said Dilip Oommen, chief executive officer (CEO), AM/NS India.

“We are excited that India is once again playing host to international sporting events. The biggest gainers from AM/NS India’s support are the sport of hockey, and the talented players who will be taking part in the tournament,” Hockey India president Gyanendro Ningombam said.

The junior World Cup will be held at the Kalinga Stadium here from November 24 to December 5.

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