Just a few days before the world championship, Hero MotoCorp, PowerGrid, NTCP, Odisha Tourism and United Phosphorus have all come aboard even after a long period of controversies and uncertainty. Three of them are public sector units or government departments.
The aforementioned sponsors have agreed to aid the women’s World Cup, which will be held in India from October 11 to October 30 in Bhubaneswar, Goa, and Navi Mumbai.
AIFF couldn’t publicly announce these sponsorship deals earlier because of the unpredictability and legal problems.
Kalyan Chaubey, AIFF President, said, “We are extremely grateful to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and the Cabinet Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh for their contribution towards hosting this major international tournament. We further extend our heartfelt gratitude to NTPC Limited, Power Grid Corporation of India, UPL, Hero MotoCorp and Odisha Tourism.
“Our Public Sector Units have always supported the growth and development of sports. Their dedication towards paving a pathway for young women to take up football and be inspired brings me great joy and hope for the future of Indian football.”