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Throwback 2019: Sporting Events That Put Odisha On World Map


25 December 2019

Ommcom News


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s dream of making Odisha the sports capital of India was fulfilled in more than one way in the year 2019 where several sporting events were held with promises for more were made.

Cuttack hosts decider ODI between India-West Indies

Cricketing fans could not have asked for a better finishing game than what was unfolded at the Barabati Stadium as India clashed with West Indies. The series was tied at 1-1 and the hosts came out as a unit and outclassed the Carribeans in all departments. Cuttack welcomed cricket fanatics and the teams with a decked Barbati Stadium.

Read On: Team India Eye A Series Win With Cuttack ODI

Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023

Odisha again bagged the rights to host the Hockey Men’s World Cup again in 2023. 023 World Cup matches will be played both in Bhubaneswar and in Rourkela. The Hockey Men’s World Cup 2019 was held in the Capital city and was a major success as Odisha has become the global centre of world hockey.

Read On: Odisha Again to Host Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2023

Hero Gold Cup Football Tournament

Bhubaneswar hosted the Hero Gold Cup, a unique 4-Nation competition, from February 9-15, 2019 at Kalinga Stadium. National teams of Myanmar, Iran and Nepal joined host India in the competition. Myanmar clinched the title, edging Nepal 3-1 in the final.

Read On: Odisha: Hero Gold Cup Football Tournament Begins On Feb 9

Odisha foray into ISL Football

Odisha entered the Indian Super League as Odisha FC. The club came into existence after an MoU was signed between Delhi Soccer Private Limited and the Government of Odisha. The logo of Odisha FC embodies the heritage and the culture of the state of Odisha and the vision and the ideology of its parent company, GMS.

Read On: Odisha To Get Its Own ISL Football Club

Common Wealth Table Tennis Championship

Focus was on Cuttack as it hosted Common Wealth Table Tennis championship. The event witnessed the best players from Australia, Bangladesh, Cyprus, England, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Wales competing for coveted titles. Team India grabbed all the gold medals—seven to be precise.

Read On: Cuttack Set For Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship