Chennai, 28th July, 2023: Hockey India on Friday announced Apollo Hospitals as the official supplier of the upcoming Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023. As the designated medical partner, Apollo Hospitals will provide comprehensive medical support throughout the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023.
~ The Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 will take place from 3-12 August 2023 ~
The Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 will be held at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium in Chennai from 3rd August to 12th August. India will be up against Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Japan, and China during the Pool stage of the tournament. The Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 will also serve as a preparation event for the all-important Hangzhou Asian Games 2023.
Apollo Hospitals is considered as the pioneer in the medical fraternity in India, running multi-speciality health care units across the country. Apollo has always ensured top quality facilities for one and all. From complex medical situations to handling emergencies with poise, Apollo has been at the forefront of it all.
It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap C Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Now, as Asia’s foremost trusted integrated healthcare group, its presence includes over 12,000 beds across 72 Hospitals and 5,000 pharmacies, over 400 primary care clinics and 1,228 diagnostic centres, 700 plus teleclinics, over 15 medical education centres and a research foundation with a focus on global clinical trials. The most recent investment was the commissioning of South East Asia’s very first Proton Therapy Centre in Chennai.
Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. In a rare honour, the Government of India had issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010.
For 40 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals in the country for advanced medical services.
“It is with delight that I welcome the Apollo Hospitals family as an official supplier of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023. I am sure that Apollo will provide the best of facilities for the well-being of everyone involved. And, we are looking forward to this partnership,” Hockey India President Padma Shri Dr Dilip Tirkey said.
Speaking about the partnership, Mr. V. Naveen, CEO, Apollo Hospitals said, “We are honoured to contribute our medical expertise to this prestigious tournament. We wish everyone involved with the tournament the best and hope the fans can enjoy the competition between the teams.”
The Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 will be the seventh edition of the men’s field hockey tournament. The tournament features Asia’s Top six field hockey teams. India and Pakistan are the joint most successful teams in this tournament’s history with both the team winning it thrice.
Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 will be live on Star Sports, Fancode. It will also be live streamed on watch.hockey for viewing outside of India.
HOCKEY INDIA TEAM PARTNERS
Odisha (India’s Best Kept Secret) – Major Team Partner
Sports Authority of India (SAI)
About HOCKEY INDIA
HOCKEY INDIA (HI) is the governing body with exclusive mandate to direct and conduct all activities for both men and women’s hockey in India. It is recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India as the sole body responsible towards promoting Hockey in India.
Headquartered in New Delhi, Hockey India was established on 20th May, 2009 and is affiliated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).
Committed to the development of Hockey in the country, Hockey India with the assistance of Sports Authority of India and Department of Sports, Government of India, trains players at sub-junior, junior and senior level. The governing body engages in Coaching the coaches with International Standard certification programs, educates and equips technical officials and umpires to find a foothold in international arena, provides world-class infrastructure and International exposure for the players besides regular international competition. Hockey India has also pioneered in bringing top International hockey events to India such as the FIH Men’s World Cup in 2010 and 2018, FIH Champions Trophy in 2014, FIH Junior Men’s World Cup in 2016 and 2021, FIH Hockey World League Final in 2017. With its vision to popularize the game and constantly promote it, Hockey India brought the Indian Men’s Hockey Team into the top three in the world. Hockey India is also dedicated to getting the Indian Women’s Hockey Team into the top three in the world.
Odisha – the Eastern State of India – is known for its love for Hockey and over the years it has evolved to be the Global Hub of Hockey. The State successfully hosted the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, followed by the FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha, FIH Olympic Qualifiers Odisha, and FIH Hockey Pro League 2020-21. Odisha has previously hosted the Champions Trophy 2014 and the Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017. Odisha also hosted the FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup in 2021.
Kalinga Lancers, the team owned by the State, were the winners in the Hockey India League 2017. Taking a step further towards realising the dream of restoring the glory of Indian Hockey at the global level, the State is sponsoring the Indian Hockey Teams till 2033.
Odisha also hosted the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023.