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International Odia Hockey player Namita Toppo honoured with the 28th prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar

Bhubaneswar:27/12/20: International Odia Hockey player Namita Toppo was on Sunday honoured with the 28th prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar for the year 2020 for her outstanding performance at the national and international level. She received a cash award of Rs. 5 lakh along with a citation at a low key ceremony held here in strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines. On the basis ...

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FIFA postpones Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups till 2023 due to coronavirus pandemic

Newdelhi:25/12/20:The World football’s governing body, FIFA has cancelled Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups that were scheduled to be played next year due to a coronavirus pandemic. These World Cups will now be played in 2023, with Indonesia still hosting the Under-20s and Peru the Under-17s. The Bureau of the FIFA Council said the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges for ...

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Odisha “s Pragyan Ojha to represent the ICA in the Indian Premier League’s (IPL)

New Delhi:24/12/20: The Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA) on Wednesday nominated former India left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha to represent the ICA in the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Governing Council. He will replace former ODI wicketkeeper, Surinder Khanna. “The tenure of the member is one year and with the tenure of the existing nominee having expired, the ICA Board nominated the 34-year-old ...

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Odisha Chief Minister announced a new world-class Hockey Stadium in Rourkela

Bhubaneswar:24/12/2020: The wheels to host the prestigious FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup India 2023 started rolling in as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, today, announced a new world-class Hockey Stadium in Rourkela city which would be the biggest stadium for Hockey in India with a sitting capacity of 20 thousand. The stadium along with the allied facilities will be developed ...

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Including Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar: Kiren Rijiju virtually inaugurates 7 others Khelo India State Centres of Excellence

Newdelhi:22/12/20; Union Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju virtually inaugurated 8 Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCEs) across India in the presence of distinguished State Sports Ministers on Tuesday. The 8 States include Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Kerala, Telangana, Nagaland, Karnataka, and Odisha. Karnataka Chief Minister Shri B S Yediyurappa was part of the virtual launch ...

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Australia Defeat India By 12 Runs

Sydney:8/12/20: Riding on wicket-keeper-batsman Matthew Wade’s 80 and Glenn Maxwell’s 54 and a combined haul of five wickets for 64 runs in 10 overs by spinners Mitchell Swepson, Adam Zampa and Maxwell, Australia defeated India by 12 runs in the third and final T20 International at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The win restored some pride for Australia as they had lost ...

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ICC postpones 2022 women’s T-20 world cup till February 2023

Newdelhi:21/11/20:The International Cricket Council has postponed the South African edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup by three months to February 2023 to avoid a cluster of big-ticket events in 2022. In a statement, ICC said the tournament, which was scheduled in November 2022, will now be held from February 9 to 26, 2023. It said, if not postponed, the ...

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Sports Ministry has sanctioned Rs. ten lakh towards the treatment of hockey Olympian Mohinder Pal Singh

Newdelhi:17/11/20 Sports Ministry has sanctioned Rs. ten lakh towards the treatment of hockey Olympian Mohinder Pal Singh. Mr Singh is suffering from a chronic kidney ailment and is currently on dialysis. The money, sanctioned under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhaya National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons, was given to his wife Shivjeet Singh today. Recently, Sports minister Kiren Rijiju met Shivjeet Singh ...

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Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wkts to clinch title for record 5th time

Dubai:11/11/20:Rohit Sharma’s 68 and Trent Boult’s 3 for 30 – including two wickets in his first two overs helped Mumbai Indians clinched their record-extending fifth IPL title last night after beating Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the final at Dubai. Trent Boult was named Player of the Match. With this win, Mumbai added a fifth IPL title to their ...

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Odia Hockey player Namita Toppo will receive the prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar for the year 2020.

Bhubaneswar:8/11/20: Odia Hockey player Namita Toppo, who has brought laurels for Odisha and country, will receive the prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar for the year 2020. The annual award is instituted by IMPaCT, the charitable wing of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys (IMFA). The Ekalabya Committee comprising jury members unanimously picked Toppo for the prestigious honour after a meeting on Sunday. Namita Toppo, ...

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