Karbonn to sponsor ongoing hockey Test series

Updated: Jan 19, 2012, 15:08 PM IST

New Delhi: Indian mobile company, Karbonn Mobiles, became the official sponsors of the ongoing five-match hockey Test series between India and South Africa.

The company will also patronise the women`s Test event between India and Azerbaijan which is currently underway at the city`s Major Dhyanchan National Hockey Stadium.

Both the Test series` which are scheduled between January 15 and 22, have been named as the `Karbonn Cup`.

Indian women have already taken an unassailable 3-0 lead over their Azerbaijanian rivals with just one Test to spare while the men`s team is so far 2-0 up in the series.

"We are pleased to host the Karbonn Cup and extend our support to the national sport. We being an Indian brand and Hockey being the national sport, the connection goes a long way in establishing the lost glory of Indian Hockey," managing director of Jaina Group, Pradeep Jain said.

"India has always had a great tradition for hockey especially at the Olympic Games. We have won eight gold medals at the Olympics and this is the highest among all national teams. This year being an Olympic year, the Karbonn Cup is all about supporting the Indian teams on the road to the London Olympics later this year," he added.