New Delhi: The chief sponsor of Hockey India (HI) Sahara India today announced a cash prize of Rs1.12 crore for the Indian Hockey Team after they qualified to for the 2012 London Games after a gap of four years.
Sahara has announced Rs11 lakh each to Sardar Singh, captain in the final against France, and the top scorer Sandeep Singh, who scored 16 goals in the tournament and the rest of the team members will get Rs5 lakh each while the support staff will get an incentive of Rs1 lakh each.
Sahara chairman Subrata Roy said: "We are very proud that India performed so well in this tournament. Hockey is our national game and we are proud of being associated with it. This reward is a small token of appreciation from us to encourage the sportsmen and the support staff to achieve greater success and bring laurels to our beloved nation through our national sport."
By Indian Sport News Network