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Bhoomi Pujan for the Badminton High-Performance Centre was performed at Kalinga Stadium campus

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Bhubaneswar:2/8/20: Aimed at promoting badminton and making India a powerhouse in the sport at the global level, Government of Odisha, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, a leading Indian cement major and subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Group and Chief National Coach for Indian Badminton, Padma Bhushan Pullela Gopichand have come together to set up a Badminton High Performance Centre at Kalinga Stadium campus.  ...

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ICC approves replacements in test cricket, bans use of saliva to shine ball

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Newdelhi:10/6/20: International Cricket Council, ICC on Tuesday has approved substitution in case a player shows symptoms of COVID-19 during a Test match besides ratifying the interim ban on using saliva to shine the ball. ICC has also re-introduced non-neutral umpires for bilateral series as part of its interim playing regulations to tackle the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In ...

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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be held from February 17 till March 7, 2021

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New Delhi/Bhubaneswar:12/5/20: FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be held from February 17 till March 7, 2021, All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) confirmed on Tuesday. Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar is among the five venues, the others being Navi Mumbai, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and Kolkata, where the tournament will be played. It was earlier scheduled for ...

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Mumbai Cricket Association further postpones its local matches

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Mumbai:6/5/20;With the nationwide lockdown for the coronavirus outbreak extended till May 17, the Mumbai Cricket Association has further postponed its local matches which were scheduled to be played between 14th March and 17th May 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The cricket body said on its website that its office, housed inside the Wankhede Stadium premises, will be shut ...

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Legendary footballer Chuni Goswami passes away

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Kolkata:1/5/20: Legendary Footballer Chuni Goswami died in Kolkata on Thursday afternoon after prolonged illness. He was 82. Chuni Goswami was the captain of gold medal-winning Indian football team of  Jakarta Asiad held in 1962. He was awarded Arjun, Padmasree and several other prestigious awards for his outstanding contributions in the field of Sports. He received Mohonbagan Ratna awards in 2005. ...

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Indian Premier League 2020 season has now been postponed indefinitely

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New Delhi:15/4/20: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday confirmed that the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “IPL 2020 season has been postponed indefinitely,” informed sources within BCCI to the news agency ANI. Indian Premier League 2020 season has now been ...

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Odisha Cricket Association has contribute a sum of Rs 1 Crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund

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Cuttack:8/4/20: In view of the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has decided to contribute a sum of Rs 1 Crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF). The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a support of Rs 51 Crores for the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance ...

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PM interacted with eminent sportspersons via video conference

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New Delhi:3/4/20: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today interacted with eminent sportspersons via video conference. Prime Minister said that COVID-19 is an adversary of the entire humanity and the gravity of the situation can be ascertained from the fact that for the first time since World War II, the Olympics has been postponed. Several other prominent international sporting events like ...

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Canada becomes first country to withdraw from 2020 Tokyo Olympic

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Tokyo:23/3/20:   The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have been thrown into further doubt after Canada became the first major country to withdraw. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has admitted for the first time that the games could be postponed. Australia has said, it is clear the games cannot go ahead and told its athletes to prepare for 2021 ...

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Canada became the first major country to withdraw from 2020 Tokyo Olympic

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Tokyo;23/3/20:The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have been thrown into further doubt after Canada became the first major country to withdraw. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has admitted for the first time that the games could be postponed. Australia has said, it is clear the games cannot go ahead and told its athletes to prepare for 2021 games. ...

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