Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday visited Kalinga Stadium sports complex in Bhubaneswar and inspected the progress of the infrastructure works for the upcoming Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018.
“Reviewed the progress of work at Kalinga Stadium & happy to see the pace of the beautification and modernization work. I am assured that it will be completed well in time, ensuring a world-class hockey experience during Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018. #HWC2018,” the CM tweeted.
The 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup will be the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup field hockey tournament. It is scheduled to be held from 28 November to 16 December 2018 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
As many as 16 countries, including hosts India, will participate in the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup.
Patnaik was accompanied by Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary Vishal Kumar Dev and other senior officials of the department.
Talcher:NTPC Kaniha has recently organized First Inter Region Sports Meet-2018 at its Recreation Center.In this flagship event 4 teams from different projects were participated i.e NTPC Bongaigaon, NTPC Darlipali, NTPC Talcher Thermal Power Station and NTPC Kaniha. This Sports based programme was inaugurated by ED, NTPC Kaniha and President-Tanvi Sangam along with all the Lady members on 7th June, 2018. Besides this, all the GMs from different departments were also present. The programme was started with a motivational note to develop the sportsman spirit amongst all the Individuals and to love the sports as part of life.
This event comprised of 3 events, viz Badminton, Table tennis and Carrom.
NTPC Kaniha declared as “Event Champion”. NTPC Thermal emerged as winner in Table Tennis event. NTPC TTPS, NTPC Darlipali and NTPC Bongaigaon won Runners up Trophies in Badminton, TT and Carrom events, respectively.
Finally, this programme concluded with a Grand Prize distribution ceremony in the presence of Shri N Acharya (GM Maint.), Shri Anil Jana (GM FM), Shri N.S. Rao (GM TS) coupled with amazing cultural events by the NTPC Kaniha Township kids on 9th June, 2018.
Rourkela,This shocking announcement came from the greatest batsman ever; rather, we must say a ‘great sport person’ who took retirement from all formats of International cricket with immediate effect, came from his twitter accounts. He said “It is the time for others to take over”. This news has shocked the entire cricket fraternity and his fans present across the globe. He has carried a great personality and is known for his coolness and unique unorthodox cricketing shots. He has already played 123 Tests, 228 One-Day International and 78 T20 for South Africa. He scored 8765 runs in Test at an average of 50.66, 9577 runs in ODI with an average of 53.50 and 1672 runs inT20 at an average of 26.12. Altogether he had scored 47 centuries and 109 fifties which is stupendous and had performed excellent in IPL as well. This IPL was his fourth IPL edition and this year he was representing RCB but unfortunately RCB could not qualify for playoff. He had captained South African team for years together in ODI and in Test but in both formats he decided to quit captaincy, where decision was his personal one means he was a successful captain. He also holds many records including world’s fastest ODI 50, 100 and 150, the fastest Test century and fastest 50 in T20 by a South African. He started his cricketing career in International cricket in the year 2004 against England in Test and had debuted ODI in 2005. He joined South African Team as a Wicket-keeper/Batsman but with due course of time he has mended himself to a good fielder and an all-rounder. He married his girl friend Danielle Swart to whom he had proposed in the year 2012 at Taj Mahal in India. They got married in the year 2013 and is blessed with two sons, Abrham and John. In his earlier life he also represented his country in other sports, which shows his versatility. Undoubtedly he is the greatest cricketer ever, the same impression, Virat kohli, his intimate friend also carries. Whenever he comes to ground the crowd becomes joyful because of his unique shots and his temperament. His untimely retirement is a great loss to International cricket. But he believes that the decision to leave cricket is appropriate when you are playing good and keeping yourself fit and fine.
ROURKELA: Indian Premier League is the dream cricket tournament for most of the Indian and the same is viewed by people across the globe. It is a prestigious and money rich game, which engages many big companies in advertising but the ugly part of this, is Satta or betting that spoils the youth and encouraged crime in different area. City Rourkela is also the victim of this high profile game. Satta are going on openly in many places in Rourkela and Southern Rourkela. In the city the most affected areas are Few sector areas, Koelnagar, Basanti Colony, Timber colony. Mostly unemployed youths are taking part in this satta game to earn easy money the outcome is sometimes they earn huge and many times thy loose huge. Many dalals are managing this activity smartly and as per the sources this all is going on with the knowledge of police in some places. There is no restriction, youths are eating for the call of the price for the match to bet and it keeps on changing with games as per the strength of the team. Mostly popular team is Chhenai Super King and Sunrisers Hyederabad. Calls are very popular with also KKR team. Anyway these activities are continuous process and youths are quite happy with this activity. When the game starts, party begun with soft drinks, hard drinks and with snacks. This entertainment continues with food till the end of the game and the climax comes when the game ends. The winner goes happy and looser goes loosing heart. Sometimes young students are also getting involved in this foul play and they are stealing money and adopting unethical means to source money, which is a bad practice. And at this tender age if this habit becomes a regular affair then the future is bleak. Anyway in the past many intellectuals tried to stop this but consequences were negative and the police didn’t come out to help. This time at least police will look into this matter more seriously to stop the unethical practice will save the precious career of the youths in the city.
ROURKELA: In India, Odisha is known for producing hockey players and Sunderagrh is the key for this major success. Sunderagarh district has been producing hockey players of international stature and recently, Sunita Lakra had added new feather to this long history of player leading India in hockey after she was pronounced the captain of national team. This happy moment not ended here, another four women hockey players from Odisha have been inducted to Indian team to play Asian Championship Trophy Women’s hockey tournament at Donghae City, Korea on May 13. Other women players are Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Anupa Barla. Previously Dilip Tirkey had captained Indian Men Hockey team for many years and had brought a lot of glory. This time this representation is done by a woman, who is a good forward player. She has made her debut in Indian hockey team in 2009 and has been the backbone of Indian women’s hockey team. She along with her other players will play their first match against Japan on 15th May. Sundergarh is the breeding ground for hockey players to represent our country and for this a lot of contribution is made by the central and state govt. to upgrade infrastructure. There are three Astroturf grass fields are available in Sundergarh district and all are in Rourkela.
Cops review security arrangements at Barabati for T-20
Bhubaneswar,21/11/17:Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissioner of Police YB Khurania today visited Barabati Stadium and took stock of the security arrangements ahead of the of T20 match between India and Sri Lanka scheduled to be held on December 20.
Senior police officials, including Cuttack DCP Akhilesvar Singh and Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) officials were also present.
The OCA has set a target to start selling of ticket from December 14. Of the total 32,402 tickets, OCA will sell 22,041 tickets till December 17, sources said. The stadium has a seating capacity of around 43,000 spectators.
The State cricket body has made elaborate arrangements from making drinking water arrangements in the galleries to installing CCTV cameras in the entire stadium to ensure hassle free match.
Earlier on October 7, a joint team of Sri Lankan Cricket Board and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) visited the Barabati stadium to inspect the ground and other facilities for the ensuing T20 international.
Meanwhile, the OCA has insured the ensuing match for Rs 20 crore. The insurance policy will cover almost all possible eventualities, including terror attack and also components like cancellation of the match due to fire, natural calamities such as flood and earthquake and even rains, sources said.
The spectators too have been covered under the public liability insurance policy. The OCA has paid a premium of Rs 12 lakh for the insurance policy.
Olly’ Permanent Mascot for all sports events in Odisha
Bhubaneswar,27/10/17:In view of popularity gained during Asian Athletics Championships, Odisha government decided to make ‘Olly’ the permanent mascot for all sports events both national and international championships to be held in the State, informed Sports and Youth Services Secretary Vishal Dev here on Friday.
With the move, ‘Olly’ will be the official mascot of upcoming World Hockey League finals and Hockey World Cup scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 1-10 this year and November 24-December 16, 2018 respectively.
Odisha successfully hosted Asian Athletics Championships 2017 at Kalinga Stadium unveiling ‘Olly’ as mascot for the games. The 22nd edition of the international event was held from July 6-9.
Olly represents endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle that arrives in large numbers at Odisha coast every year for nesting and laying eggs.
BERHAMPUR MEDIA WON THE WINNER TROPHY FROM CHIEF MINISTER
Berhampur,31/08/17:Today on the occasion of Local Self-Government Day observance Odisha, Chief Minister Honable’ Naveen Patnaik handed over the winner trophy to the team Media11.
On the occasion of observance of the Local Self-Government Day at the Berhampur Stadium here on 18th Aug,17 Friday a friendly Cricket match organised by Berhampur Municipal Corporation between the Corporators and media persons.
The media team won the match by eight wickets. The Corporator 11 won the toss and decided to bat first. They scored 87 runs for eight wickets in the allotted 15 over. For the Media 11, Shaktidhar Rajguru in his last over took three wickets, while Buji bagged two wickets Gopal Reddy got one wicket.
In reply, the Media 11 scored the required runs in 13.2 over losing two wickets. Hemang Raul scored 29 runs and Shaktidhar Rajguru scored an unbeaten 30 runs. For the Corporator 11, BMC Deputy Commissioner Sourendra Kumar Routray took two wickets.
While Routray was the captain for Corporator 11, Prakash Patnaik was the captain for the Media 11.