Bhubaneswar: Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera launched the website of Orissa State Badminton Association (OSBA) on Sunday in the presence of OSBA president Rohit Pujari, secretary Nileen Kumar and dignitaries from other districts.
The OSBA website will allow players to get their state ID registration and tournament entry online. It will also have a dynamic ranking chart of all age-group players, besides other information.
Praising OSBA’s initiative, the minister said the website, with its detailed information and user-friendly structure, will help the badminton fraternity get updated transparent information.
Behera said that in keeping with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s vision of making Odisha the sports capital of India, the state government is taking every possible steps to create an eco-system for all sports. He informed that a high-class Pullela Gopichand Badminton centre is among 13 High Performance Centres that are being set up at Kalinga Stadium.
OSBA will be hosting the Sub-Junior U-13 National Championships in November at Balangir and the National Junior (U-19) Ranking tournament in February 2022.