Rangpo I-Day Open Football Tournament to kick off on 30 Jul

Gangtok, 28 Jul:

The 72nd Independence Day Celebration Committee of Rangpo, East Sikkim will be organising a 17-dayopen football tournament at Rangpo Bazaar playground with the participation of 24 local and national teams.

The tourney will be inaugurated by Tourism Minister, Ugen T Gyatso, on 30 Jul. the inaugural match is scheduled to be held between 11GR,Lucknow and North Bengal Police, a press release informs.

Other participating teams areBiswadeep Club [RangpoMajhigaon],APEX Kalimpong,Sikkim Police,KalimpongSporting Club, Renzong Football Club,Rising XI, SinolchuNamchi,Emporium FC,Himalayan Sporting Club [Darjeeling],GhoomJorbangla,ASC Banglore,Truck Driver Association [Rangpo],Morning Star [Matigara],SevokeFC, Pendam FC,Sher FC [Kalimpong],Temi FC, 8TH Assam Regiment,Himalayan FC [Gangtok],Rongbull FC [Kurseong],United Brothers [Kalimpong] and Jaiswal Brothers [Rangpo].

The winner and runner up of the tourney will be awarded with cash prizes of Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 1 lakh respectively along with trophies. The prizes are being sponsored by Sikkim Distilleries Limited,Rangpo and Alkem Limited,Kumrek.