Indian sports news wrap, May 2

Indian sports news wrap, May 2


Rourkela’s Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium set to host 13th Sub Junior National Championship

After the Men’s World Cup and FIH Men’s Pro League matches earlier this year, Birsa Munda International Stadium in Rourkela, Odisha is set to host 13th Hockey India Sub Junior Women National Championship 2023 (May 4th – May 14th) and the 13th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2023 (May 18 – May 28th) this month.

President of Hockey India, Dilip Trikey said, “As we gather in Rourkela for the 13th Hockey India Sub Junior Women and Men National Championships, I am reminded of the city’s rich history in promoting the sport of hockey. We saw during the World Cup and the Pro League how Rourkela is always a great venue for hockey, and I am confident that this tournament will be no different. I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the players and teams and wish them the best of luck for the tournament. This an excellent opportunity for our young athletes to showcase their skills, gain valuable experience and take their first steps towards achieving their dreams.”

Ahead of the historic event, Sports and Youth Services Secretary, Vineel Krishna spoke about the importance of deploying the infrastructure towards empowering young athletes. He said, “We are thrilled to welcome the teams to Odisha and are proud to host the 13th Hockey India Sub Junior Women and Men National Championships at Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela. This reflects our commitment to providing our young athletes with world-class infrastructure and empowering them to reach their full potential.”

While the city of Rourkela is anticipating the two events, an initiative has also been launched that will provide school children with free entry to the stadium to watch the matches.

– Team Sportstar


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