Home » Sports » CM Naveen Patnaik announced the redevelopment of the historic Barabati Cricket Stadium

CM Naveen Patnaik announced the redevelopment of the historic Barabati Cricket Stadium

Bhubaneswar:27/2/24:In a major boost for cricket development in Odisha, CM Naveen Patnaik announced the redevelopment of the historic Barabati Cricket Stadium and laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of VSS Cricket Stadium in Sambalpur. CM said BarabatiStadium will be redeveloped into a world-class sports complex with all modern facilities, in partnership with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Odisha Cricket Association, and corporates. Considering legacy of the stadium, the iconic clock tower will be conserved as a heritage structure.

CM also inaugurated cricket facilities at Berhampur Sports Complex, Shree Jagannath Cricket Stadium & Women’s Cricket Academy at Puri, Sports Complex at #Jajpur, ⁠ ⁠Cricket Ground at Jharsuguda, ⁠and 41 cricket academies developed across state by OCA. He announced that the stadium in #Berhampur will be named Mahatma Gandhi Cricket Stadium, in memory of Gandhiji’s visit to this place during the Freedom movement. VSS stadium in #Sambalpur will be expanded and developed with best cricket facilities for cricketers in the region.

No photo description available.

He also announced that an Integrated Sports complex will be created at Sitalapalli, Berhampur which will include facilities for athletics, football, cricket, indoor stadium, etc. to cater to needs of sportspersons in the region. The Chief Minister inaugurated Ganjam Weightlifting Academy along with 200-seated hostel making it the largest weightlifting training facility in India. He said it’s a tribute to the popularity of weightlifting in Ganjam, which has produced so many weightlifters.

Several sports infra projects in Jajpur namely Kusuma Complex Swimming Pool, Hockey Training Centre, a multipurpose indoor stadium, athletic track, football ground, etc were also inaugurated. The foundation stone was laid for Rugby ground and cricket grounds along with the hostel. On this occasion, CM also laid foundation stone for Integrated Sports Complexes at Bargarh and Dhenkanal, which include various facilities like athletic tracks, swimming pools, football grounds, cricket grounds, etc.

CM said focus on cricket by Odisha Govt and OCA will help in creating a good ecosystem for emergence of champions from the state in the coming years. He further said that sports is a priority area for the government to enable youth empowerment and Odisha is now recognised as a major destination for sports in the country. He hoped that all the sports infrastructure and training facilities being created would attract more children towards sports.


About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

Check Also

Net Direct Tax collections (provisional) for Financial Year (FY) 2023-24 exceed Union Budget Estimates by Rs. 1.35 lakh crore

Newdelhi:21/4/24:The provisional figures of Direct Tax collections for the Financial Year (FY) 2023-24 show that Net collections are at Rs. 19.58 lakh crore, compared to Rs. 16.64 lakh crore in the preceding ...