Kokrajhar, the City of Peace, Decked up for the Inaugural Ceremony of the 132nd Edition of the Durand Cup

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Kokrajhar, The City of Peace is all set to host the 132nd Edition of the historic Durand Cup for the first time at SAI Stadium.
Kokrajhar, The City of Peace is all set to host the 132nd Edition of the historic Durand Cup for the first time at SAI Stadium.
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Kokrajhar the City of Peace Decked up for the Inaugural Ceremony of the 132nd Edition of the Durand Cup

Kokrajhar, August 02, 2023.

Kokrajhar, The City of Peace is all set to host the 132nd Edition of the historic Durand Cup for the first time at SAI Stadium. The Trophy Unveiling Ceremony and the Trophy Tour conducted on 22nd July have created euphoria amongst the local football enthusiasts to witness the best footballing action in India in their own city.

The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 05th August at SAI Stadium, Kokrajhar. The world-class stadium is all geared up to host the Honourable Raksha Mantri, Chief Minister of Assam, and the Chief of Army Staff for the inaugural ceremony.

FIXTURES of 132nd Edition of Durand Cup.
FIXTURES of 132nd Edition of Durand Cup.
FIXTURES of 132nd Edition of Durand Cup.
FIXTURES of 132nd Edition of Durand Cup.

Thrilling displays by the Indian Armed Forces contingents and cultural programs by the local troupe will be a visual extravaganza for all. The City of Peace is all set to witness the Sukhoi flypast, Para Jumps, and Helicopter Fly Pasts. The martial displays and Bhangra teamed with the display of Bodo cultural dances by the locals will enthrall the crowds expected for the inaugural event.

The inaugural event is also eagerly awaited by the local football fans as their favourite local team, Bodoland FC will make its debut in the inaugural match itself against Rajasthan United FC. Additionally, the city will also welcome a foreign team, from Nepal, the Tribhuvan Army FC.

The 132nd Edition of the Durand Cup will witness the participation of 24 teams, including one team each from Nepal and Bangladesh, which are set to return to the folds of the Durand Cup Tournament after a gap of 27 years. A total of 12 teams of the Indian Super League (ISL), five teams of the I-League and Downtown Heroes FC of I-League 2, a club based in Srinagar are participating in the tournament. All three teams of the Armed Forces are also set to showcase their sporting skills along with a local team of Bodoland FC.

The tournament will be played from 03 August to 03 September 2023 across the three cities of Kolkata, Guwahati, and Kokrajhar. Kokrajhar will also host one-Quarter Final on 24th August apart from the league matches between eight teams namely Odisha FC, Rajasthan United FC, Shillong Lajong, Delhi FC, Army Football Team, Tribhuvan Army FC, Downtown Heroes FC, and the local team of Bodoland FC.

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Antara Tripathy M.Sc., B.Ed. by qualification and bring 15 years of media reporting experience.. Coverred many illustarted events like, G20, ICC,MCCI,British High Commission, Bangladesh etc. She took over from the founder Editor of IBG NEWS Suman Munshi (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018 and October 2020 to 13 June 2023).
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