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Odisha govt invests in Ultimate Kho Kho franchise


The Odisha authorities, by way of its sports activities improvement and promotion firm, will personal a group within the upcoming Ultimate Kho Kho (UKK) professionals league.

This group would be the fifth franchise within the league and can collaborate with metal producer ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India) for this group. Odisha Sports Development and Promotion Company (OSDPC), a completely owned firm of the federal government of Odisha, and the metal producer will develop the infrastructure for kho kho within the state.

This goes to be the second direct sports activities enterprise of the Odisha authorities, which beforehand owned a group within the Hockey India League in 2013, the Kalinga Lancers.

Earlier this month, company bigwigs Adani Group and GMR Group invested within the Gujarat and Telangana franchises respectively whereas Capri Global and KLO Sports purchased the Rajasthan and Chennai franchises respectively.

“Kho Kho may be very fashionable in lots of elements of Odisha. In the current Khelo India Youth Games 2022, our groups gained silver medals. Since it’s a conventional recreation, now we have large scope to develop it additional within the state. Therefore, now we have determined to take part within the Kho Kho league,“ stated Odisha’s sports activities and youth companies minister Tusharkanti Behera.

Ultimate Kho Kho’s CEO Tenzing Niyogi stated, “Sports Odisha’s centered method in creating a sport has been spectacular. They have created an surroundings that has inspired many company investments to create entry for grassroots improvement and future champions.”

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) is the official broadcast accomplice for the occasion which is prone to start this 12 months. The league’s chief govt, Niyogi stated almost 200 crore has been earmarked for the league.

The dimension of the Indian sports activities trade was estimated to have surpassed 9,500 crore in 2021, stated a report by GroupM titled ‘Sporting Nation in The Making’.

A big a part of this, although, is on cricket, accounting for 94% of the sports activities promoting expense.


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