SBI honours Indian mens' hockey team for lifting Asia Cup

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Bangalore, Nov 21 (UNI) The State Bank of India today honoured the Asia Cup winning Indian men's hockey team and announced a cash award of Rs one crore.

In a glittering function held here today, SBI group Chairman O P Bhatt presented the cheques to Indian Hockey Federation Secretary General K Jothikumaran. Each player in the 18-member squad along with Chief Coach Joquim Carvalho and Manager R K Shetty were rewarded with Rs five lakh each.

''Our national hockey team has made the country proud by lifting the coveted Asia Cup with a convincing win. Our players have shown great determination, exemplary team work and dedication to the game,'' he said.

India beat South Korea 7-2 in the final played in Chennai in September this year.

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