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Sunday, 26 July 2020

Panchkula to host 2021 Khelo India Games

Chandigarh, July 25

Panchkula will host the 2021 Khelo India Games, said Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju during an interaction with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

However, the dates for the 4th edition of games are yet to be announced. "The dates will be announced after discussing the matter with the CM and state Sports Minister Sandeep Singh. After Tokyo Olympics, we can expect hosting the Khelo India Games. But we should start preparing our infrastructure and all other requirements well in time to make these games a success," Rijiju added.

The games are expected to be held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3 Panchkula, which houses the facilities of football, cricket, table tennis, basketball, volleyball and other sports disciplines. The stadium with a capacity to adjust 7000 spectators has hosted many national championships. Over 8,000 sportspersons of various disciplines had participated in last edition of these games in Guwahati. Players, coaches, technical and support staff are provided transport, logistics, food and accommodation during the event.

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports will contribute to the expenditure on the event in the ratio of 60:40.

Meanwhile, Khattar ensured that the state would organise the games in a successful manner for which the preparation would start from Sunday onwards. Notably, in the last year's Khelo India Games, Haryana topped the chart by winning 200 medals.

"Panchkula is adept for hosting the Khelo India Youth Games but if needed and if everyone agrees, we can even use adjacent areas for the event. We will leave no stone unturned to make the games a success," Khattar said.

The Khelo India Games will be telecasted live on Star Sports (India). — TNS

2020 event cancelled

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju confirmed that the Khelo India Youth Games has been cancelled this year due to Covid

from The Tribune

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