Indian Open Gateball Championship to kick off at Kalinga Stadium from Dec 21

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of a successful Hockey World Cup that helped promote Odisha in sports sector across the globe, another international sporting event, the ‘Indian Open Gateball Championship’ will kick off at the Kalinga Stadium here from December 21, 2019. The championship will continue till December 23, 2019.

Indian Gateball Union which organises the event announced the decision at a presser in the capital city today.

According to sources, 13 teams from hosts India and three other teams including Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia will participate in the championship.

16 teams have been divided into 4 groups and the team members will be playing matches in league and knock out stages. The championship will be comprised of team games and double events. On December 22 and 23 international matches will be played

“Apart from Odisha teams from Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam and Tripura will be playing in the championship,” said Indian Gateball Union Chief, Dwipayan Patnaik.