Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Cuttack, May 18:
Paradip Port Trust (PPT), thrashed Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),Bhubaneswar by 7-0 goals in the opening match of the 12th Nalco Cup State Hockey Championship-2014 played under floodlights at Barabati Stadium in Odisha’s Cuttack city here on Saturday night.
For PPT, Prem Sanjay Ekka was the highest scorer with four goals while Nilesh Majhi and Santosh Mahji scored two and one goal respectively.
The inaugural function of the championship was inaugurated by Nalco CMD Ansuman Das as the chief guest which was presided over by former Justice of the Odisha High Court Justice AS Naidu.
Among others, DIG, CRPF, Bhubaneswar SK Mishra and general secretary of Odisha Olympic Association (OOA) and Odisha Cricket Association (OCA Asirbad Behera were the other guests.
General secretary of Hockey Odisha Pratap Satpathy in his opening spoke about the event.
A total of 20 teams, participating in the championship, are being provided with free lodging and boarding facilities along with their officials.
The organizers have allowed free entry to the sports lovers for all the matches.
The championship, being played in knock-out basis, would be concluded on May 24.