Rourkela: The State Police Hockey Championship-2019 began at Biju Patnaik Stadium here today.
Western Range DIG Kabita Jalan inaugurated the 74th edition of the tournament, which is being organized under the aegis of Rourkela Police.
As many as 324 players from 18 Police Districts, Establishments and Battalions have participated in the Championship.
Umasankar Das, SP Rourkela is acting as the organizing secretary of the Championship while Bibhuti Bhusan Parida, Sports Officer State Police Headquarters, Cuttack is the Assistant Organising Secretary of the Championship.
The matches are being played on league cum knock-out basis and the tournament will conclude on February 24.
1st Day Result (19.02.2019)
1st Match Group – B
Rourkela Police District beat OSAP 3rd Battalion, Koraput by 4 – 0 Goals
2nd Match Group – C
OISF Bhubaneswar beat OSAP 2nd Battalion, Jharsuguda by 7 – 0 Goals
3rd Match Group – D
9th I.R Battalion, Kalahandi beat Commissionerate Police (A) by 1 – O Goals
4th Match Group – C
OSAP 8th Battalion, Chhatrapur beat 1st IR Battalion, Koraput by 2 – 1 Goals
5th Match Group – D
4th IR Battalion, Deogarh beat Commissionerate Police (B) by 5 – 0 Goals