Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has promised Rs.50 lakh for the month-long ‘Mukkatira Cup’ Kodava Family Hockey Tournament scheduled to take place from Apr.19 to May 17 at Federation of Kodava Samaja Stadium, Balugodu, in the town.
Announcing this at a press meet here recently, the Tournament Chairman Mukkatira Motu Uttaiah said that recently a delegation led by Virajpet MLA K.G. Bopaiah met Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and appealed him to sanction Rs.1 crore for the annual Tournament, to which the CM promised a grant of Rs.50 lakh.
Maintaining that more than 300 Kodava families are taking part in this Hockey Tournament, Uttaiah said that the last date for registration of teams is Mar.29. The matches will take place at three grounds, with 18 teams taking part every day, he added.
The Tournament Working President Rohit Subbaiah said that the winner of the Tournament will get a Trophy and Rs.3 lakh cash prize, while the runner-up will get Rs.2 lakh and the third placed team will get Rs.1 lakh. Also, five other teams which reach the Quarter-finals will get Rs.50,000 each, he added.
He further said that, due to Coronavirus scare, the organisers will go by the decision taken by the Government and Kodava Hockey Academy regarding the schedule of the Tournament.
Tournament Director Karumbaiah and others were present during the press meet.
Due to Coronavirus scare, the organisers will go by the decision taken by the Government and Kodava Hockey Academy regarding the schedule of the Tournament, says Mukkatira Motu Uttaiah, Chairman, Mukkatira Cup Hockey Tournament.