Rourkela To Host Sports Carnival Ahead Of Hockey World Cup, Registration Open Till Nov 14 [Watch]

Rourkela: The steel city of Rourkela is hosting a sports carnival to celebrate the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in January 2023, the quadrennial world championship which will burst into action in about 70 days at the joint venues of Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar and the brand-new Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.

Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) has opened registration for four categories of sports till November 14.

According to sources, knock-out Hockey, Volleyball, Football, and Kabbadi tournaments for both male and female players will be held in the city between December 5 and December 12.

The registration of the team for each category can be done by filling up a format, which can be downloaded from the RMC website. The players’ identity proof needs to be attached during the submission of forms.

To submit the registration forms, the interested player has to send an e-mail to in a PDF format only or submit the hard copy to ‘Mo Sarkar Cell’ of RMC.

Rules for the tournaments:

  • No individual shall be allowed to play more than one team in the tournament.
  • All the teams shall get their own jersey and play equipment.
  • The fixture will be prepared and announced by Management Committee after the registration
  • Trophies, Medals, and Cash prizes will be given to winners, runners-up, and the best player.
  • RMC reserves the right to refuse the entry of any team without signing any reasons thereof.

Notably, the Odisha government is planning to organise city festivals in the host cities of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. District-level festivals are also being planned in major towns across the state to celebrate the mega sporting event.

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