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Four Odia Weightlifters won Gold Medals

Four out of the five Odia members in the Indian contingent won medals at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship at Apia, Samoa. Puri girl Minati Sethi, who represents the Indian Railways team in national events, grabbed a gold medal in the senior women’s 58-kg segment. Minati’s effort to lift a total of 175kg (75kg + 100kg) […]

Odisha Premier League 2012 Cancelled

Odisha Premier League 2012 Cancelled The second edition of the Odisha Premier League (OPL) has been cancelled this year following lack of enthusiasm on part of the franchise owners. Secretary of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Ashirbad Behera today said they were forced to cancel the cricket league since three franchisees had already pulled out […]

Orissa Batsman Biplab Samantray in IPL

Biplab Samantray in IPL Biplab Samantray, a cricketer from Orissa included in Deccan Chargers brigade to play in IPL 2012. After Haladhar Das, Biplab Samantray is the second oriya batsman selected by Deccan Chargers. Biplab is selected for his recent performances. In the recently concluded Duleep trophy, which witnessed the East Zone winning the final […]

Debasis Mohanty replaces Bevan as Orissa coach

Debasis Mohanty New Coach of Orissa Cricket Debasis Mohanty, first international bowler from Orissa replaces Michael Bevan as coach of Orissa cricket team now. After Bevan returned to Australia due to some family problem, OCA appointed Debasis Mohanty as coach for the whole season. Debasis Mohanty has played 117 first-class games for Orissa and was […]

India vs West Indies, 1st ODI at Barabati

India vs West Indies, 1st ODI at Barabati Stadium The cricket series between India and West Indies will begin at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack on 29 November, 2011. This will be the first ODI match of West Indies tour of India. Before, Orissa Cricket Association declared that this match will be held on November 30. But […]

OPL 2 will start from 1st April

OPL 2 – Orissa Premier League 2 OPL 2 will start its journey from April in Utkal Divas. This year 12 teams will participate in Orissa Premier League 2. 10 teams are from first OPL and 2 new teams are there. The tournament will end in April 22. Inauguration will take place in Barabati Stadium […]

Arpita Mohapatra – Oriya Girl in National Mountain Biking

Arpita Mohapatra Arpita Mohapatra is the only oriya girl selected for National Mountain Biking competetion to be held on at Kulu from 16th august to 03rd September. She is also the first oriya woman scuba diver. Youth Hostel Association of India is organising this adventurous sports competetion with 105 women conestants from all over India. […]

Foreign Players in Orissa Football Clubs

Orissa Football News : Now in India, all football clubs are hiring foreign players for their tournaments. Orissa is also following this mania from 2009. Football Association of Orissa (FAO) gave permission for this to all clubs in Odisha. According to Abhijit Pal,  joint secretary of FAO – after bringing these foreign players in FAO […]

Ravi Kumar to get Arjuna award

Weightlifter K Ravi Kumar has been selected for Arjuna award 2011 by Sports Authority of India who won a gold medal in commonwealth games 2010 in 69 Kg category with three games records. He is the seventh sports person of the state to get this award who hails from Berhampur, Orissa. Now he is at […]