The winning team will stand to receive Rs.4 lakhs, the runners-up will bag a purse of Rs.2 lakhs
Hyderabad: For the city hockey lovers here is good news. The Nehru Senior hockey tournament which was held in New Delhi in the past will now be held on the newly laid astro-turf at South-Central Railways Sports Complex in Secunderabad from November 14 to 25. The Gooncha Group is the title sponsor of the 57th edition.
The total prize money for the teams and players in the premier tournament is around Rs. 10 lakh. The winning team will stand to receive Rs.4 lakhs, the runners-up will bag a purse of Rs.2 lakhs, and the ‘Best Player of the Tournament’ will take home a Benelli Imperiale 400 BS6 Classic Motorbike. Besides this, the tournament organisers will be presenting the ‘Player of the Match’ award for each match with a FLASH hockey stick.
The 16 participating teams are Indian Railways, Army XI, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, Punjab & Sind Bank, Punjab National Bank, SC Railway, Canara Bank, Indian Oil, ONGC, Mumbai XI, Tamil Nadu XI, Telangana XI, CAG XI, MP Hockey Academy, Bhopal and Air India.
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