Jamshedpur prepares to host the first international football championship, free entry for Straight Mile Road spectators

India will face Nepal in the opening of the tournament

DC visits the JRD Sports Complex, gives last minute instructions

Binod Kumar Singh, former FIFA referee, appointed technical officer

Jamshedpur, March 14 – Steel City will host the SAFF U-18 Women’s Football Championship for the first time. The competition will be held at the JRD Tata Sports Complex from March 15. Preparations for the event have been completed.

The flood lights at the JRD Tata sports complex will be turned on again after an interval of more than two years. The flood lights were installed by Tata Steel for the Indian Super League. However, the stadium was closed in view of the pandemic. JRD Tata Sports Complex has been updated for the ISL.

Taking stock of last minute preparations, East Singhbum DC Vijaya Jadhav arrived at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in the late afternoon.

During this, he took information about the preparations in detail and gave the necessary instructions to the concerned officials of the district administration present on the spot regarding law and order, the traffic system, the presence of spectators in the stadium, medical facilities for players, etc. District The Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration is ready for the successful conduct and organization of this international tournament.

Agglomeration will be allowed inside the stadium and admission will be free. According to the administration, football fans can enter the JRD Tata Sports Complex from gates 5, 6 and 7 on Straight Mile Road.

Players from India, Nepal and Bangladesh will take part in the tournament which will take place from March 15-25. This Championship is organized under the joint aegis of the state government, the National Football Federation and Tata Steel. People will be able to watch the matches for free.

Six players from Jharkhand, Ameesha Bakhala, Astam Oraon, Sunita Munda, Anita Kumari, Niti Linda and Poornima Kumari have been selected in the national team for the SAFF U-18 women’s football competition to be held in Jamshedpur. All these players are also training at the training camp organized for the FIFA U-17 World Cup next year.

“We are proud of our daughters who have done very well,” said Hemant Soren, Chief Minister of Jharkhand.

The East Singhbhum district administration has the necessary steps in place to ensure the safety of the girls for the International Championships.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has appointed former FIFA referee Binod Kumar Singh, who lives in Jamshedpur, as technical officer for the SAFF U-18 Football Championship.

The administration will ensure the deployment of police and magistrates to the match venue, practice fields and hotels from Tuesday. Efforts are being made to be safe in terms of the safety of the participants from India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

“It is our responsibility to take security measures for the participating teams. There will be foolproof security at the match venue, practice ground (Flatlet in Kadma and Tata Football Academy in Bistupur),” said Additional District Magistrate (Law & Order) Nand Kishore Lal. Police jawans will escort teams from hotels to match and practice venues. Magistrates and police officers will be deployed from March 15 until the conclusion of the event (March 25), ”he added.

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