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Railways Sports Promotion Board

Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB)
SportMulti-sport
JurisdictionIndian Railways
MembershipUSIC
AbbreviationRSPB
Founded1928 (1928)
Affiliation
Regional affiliationIndia
Headquarters457, Floor IV Rail Bhavan, Ministry of Railways
LocationNew Delhi, India
PresidentD. K. Gayen
Official website
www.indianrailways.gov.in

Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) (originally known as Railways Sports Control Board)[1] is a sports board run by the Indian Railways. It was formed as the Indian Railways Athletic Association in 1928. It promotes 30 sporting disciplines[2] and owns the Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi.[3] The board is represented as Railways in the National Games of India.

Overview

RSPB is a member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India[4] and fields the Railways cricket team in domestic cricket competitions such as the Ranji Trophy.[2] The RSPB is an associate member of the All India Football Federation and fields the Railways football team in Santosh Trophy. It is also an associate of the Badminton Association of India.[5]

Apart from domestic cricket and football, RSPB has played host to national level events such as the National Weightlifting Championship in 2004,[6] the National Boxing Championship in 2007[7] and the 56th National Kabaddi Championship in 2004.[8] In 2009, RSPB held the 17th Men's and 14th Women's USIC World Railway Athletics Championship.[9] In the run up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the RSPB in coordination with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology ran a special train, The Commonwealth Express, which toured India to promote the games.[10]

Railways teams

Cricket

Football

See also

References

  1. ^ "RSCB to become RSPB now". The Indian Express. 26 February 1999. Archived from the original on 19 November 2004. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Ex-kabaddi player was in-charge of Karnail Singh Stadium!". The Times of India. 18 February 2012. Archived from the original on 10 March 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Railways plans ambitious cricket stadium in Delhi". Daily News and Analysis. 8 July 2007. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  4. ^ Kajari Mukherjee, Ranjan Das (2006). Complex Issues Management. Tata McGraw-Hill Education. p. 308. ISBN 0-07-060821-0.
  5. ^ "Azharuddin may get only six votes in BAI elections". The Times of India. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Tikina and Vicky win gold". The Hindu. 15 January 2004. Archived from the original on 22 April 2004. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  7. ^ "National championship gets underway today". The Hindu. 25 August 2007. Archived from the original on 6 July 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Kabaddi Nationals". The Hindu. 11 October 2008. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Rly athletics meet from February 9". The Indian Express. 8 February 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Commonwealth Express arrives in Bangalore". Deccan Herald. 2 September 2010. Archived from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2012.


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