Mumbai: The new look of India Men’s Hockey Team jersey was unveiled at an event today in Mumbai, ahead of the upcoming Odisha Hockey World Cup. Indian Men’s hockey team along with coach donned the new jerseys and walked the ramp.
The jerseys were conceptualised by the brand strategist, Nupur Mahajan, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) alumnus and renowned designer Narendra Kumar. Hockey legends like Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar, Dhanraj Pillay, Dilip Tirkey and Sandeep Singh were present at the event. The World Cup Collection includes the official Primary and Secondary World Cup Match Kit and the India Blazer.
The new collection aims to arm the Indian Team with that booster dose of confidence as they prepare to bring the cup home. The design also encompasses the spirit of hockey being India’s game and is representative of how the National Team’s hearts beat for India.
The entire function is centered around one program which has been rightly titled ‘Only when everybody shares the same dream, does it become a reality’ organised by the State Government as part of its 360-degree campaign for the Hockey World Cup.
“Proud of Odisha government, the Chief Minister and the people of Odisha for supporting Indian Hockey,” said former Indian Captain Dilip Tirkey during the ceremony.
The State Government on this occasion will also launch ‘Hockey Adda’ which is on-ground interaction with ex and current Hockey players and experts.
The Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 will be the 14th edition of the Men’s Hockey tournament and the third time that India will be hosting it after, 1982 in Bombay and in 2010 in New Delhi.
A total of sixteen nations will take part in the tournament. Each team will play three matches during the league stage over the span of twelve days before four cross-over matches take place on 10th and 11th December, 2018. The knockout matches will take place on 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th.