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Ultimate Kho Kho: Odisha Govt continues investment spree in sports, buys Ultimate Kho Kho League team

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Ultimate Kho Kho: Odisha Government has continued to make huge investments in sports of late. After buying a franchise in Hockey India League, now, Odisha Sports Development and Promotion Company has bought a team in Ultimate Kho Kho League. It will be the fifth franchise in the tournament. Follow Ultimate Kho Kho 2022 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

The Odisha government owns a hockey team in Hockey India League (HIL) named Kalinga Lancers. The ownership of a Kho Kho team is the second direct sports venture for the Naveen Patnaik government.

Ultimate Kho Kho: Odisha Govt continues investment spree in sports, buys Ultimate Kho Kho League team

Ultimate Kho Kho: Odisha Govt continues investment spree in sports, buys Ultimate Kho Kho League team

Ultimate Kho Kho: Odisha Govt continues investment spree in sports, buys Ultimate Kho Kho League team

Odisha in Kho Kho: In the recently concluded Khelo India Youth Games, the teams of U18 Boys and U18 Girls from Odisha won silver medals. The announcement came soon after that achievement. The OSDPC is working together with steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Limited and will be teaming together in the IPL-style tournament of Kho Kho.

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On taking the ownership of a franchise in Ultimate Kho Kho, Tusharkanti Behera, minister for sports and youth services, Government of Odisha said, “In the recent Khelo India Youth Games, our boys and girls played well and won the silver medals. Since it’s a traditional game, we have huge scope to develop it further in the state. Therefore, we have decided to participate in the Kho Kho league.”

Ultimate Kho Kho: Odisha Govt continues investment spree in sports, buys Ultimate Kho Kho League team

Ultimate Kho Kho: Odisha Govt continues investment spree in sports, buys Ultimate Kho Kho League team

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Other than the Odisha government, there are four franchises in the UKK and the teams represent four states, including Gujarat, Telangana, Chennai and Rajasthan. KLO Sports is the owner of the Chennai franchise, Capri Global is the owner of the Rajasthan franchise, Adani Group owns the Gujarat franchise and GMR Group owns the Telangana franchise. Sony Pictures Network India has the broadcasting rights of UKK.

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