Bhubaneswar, 10/03(Odisha Samachar)- The knock-out stages of the 73rd All India Railway Hockey Championship has been inaugurated at Kalinga Stadium today., General Manager, East Coast Railway Shri Rajiv Vishnoi declared the games open in presence of Smt. Shalini Vishnoi, President, East Coast Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation (ECoRWWO).
For the first time, this Championship is being organized at Bhubaneswar under the auspices of East Coast Railway, which would enable the sports loving people of Odisha to witness a number of International and National Hockey players in action. More than 200 players and officials coming from different parts of India are participating in the Championship.
The League stage of this Championship was held at Kapurthala, Punjab. The qualifying 8 teams viz. Central Railway, East Coast Railway, Eastern Railway, Northern Railway, Rail Coach Factory/Kapurthala, South Central Railway, Western Railway & West Central Railway participated in the Quarter Finals.
Western Railway will meet Central Railway in the first Semi-final at 02.00p.m and Rail Coach Factory will meet South Central Railway in the 2nd Semi-final match at 04.30p.m on 11th March 2015 (Wednesday). The final match will be held on 13th March 2015 (Friday) at 04.30p.m.