Kalinga Lancers (abbreviated as KL) is a field hockey team based in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It is promoted by Odisha Sports Development and Promotion Company (OSDPC), jointly formed by Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL). Former Australian striker Jude Felix Sebastian is the head coach while former Indian captain Dilip Tirkey is the chief mentor and advisor of the team. Olympian Lazarus Barla will accompany the team as Assistant Coaches. And Sports Authority of India Hockey Coach A. K. Bansal will accompany the team as Team Manager.
To inspire every hockey player in the world.
The franchise would promote sports at grass-root level, the chief minister hoped. He said that the franchise would enhance the city’s image on an international scale as many international sports events would be held and the state would be a part of the global league.
Where there is Hockey, there is Hope.
Kalinga Stadium which boasts of synthetic hockey surface conforming to the international specification will be a venue for the league matches of the tournament.
To bring home The Title
With a rich history in hockey, Odisha has produced international players like Ignes Tirkey, Dillip Tirkey, Lazarus Barla, Michael Kindo and 15 other known players in recent years.
To spot budding hockey talent and transform it into a world-class hockey lineage that will stand the test of time.
To raise the profile of hockey and make the sport readily accessible to the local community.
KALINGA LANCERS – JAZBA
“Suraj ki garmi hai yeh tujhmein
Chamak bhi hai aankhon mein
Han karna hai yeh
Faisla tu karle karle”
“Mehnat jo tune ki hai
pal pal Ab tujhko bole
hulchul Honede ab to
Tere hi irade bole”
“Han kalinga lancers Is dil mein hai jazba
Kuchh karke jana hai Kalinga lancers
Fateh hi pana hai Han dil mein hai jazba
Kuchh karke jana hai Kalinga lancers”
“Manjil to yahin hai Bas uske paas hi jana hai
Usko pane ki hi chahat hai
Mushkil koi ho yeh housla-e- harkat hai
Na jhukna rukna na mudna hai”
“Apni dhadkan mein apne hatho mein
Josh ka pyala bharle
You are the flames of the fire
You have the only desire
All your dreams say one thing always”
“Kalinga lancers Kuchh karke jana hai
Kalinga lancers Fateh hi pana hai
Kalinga lancers Kuchh karke jana hai
Kalinga lancers Fateh hi pana hai
About the Owners
Odisha Sports Development, Promotion Company (OSPDC)
According to government authorities, state-owned Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation of Odisha (IDCO) and Coal India subsidiary, Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) have joined hands to promote the OSPDC, a non-for-profit company, under Section-25 of Indian Companies Act.
The company will be functioning at Kalinga Stadium Sports Complex at Bhubaneswar.
Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) is one of the major coal producing company of India. It is one of the eight subsidiaries of Coal India Limited. Mahanadi Coalfields Limited was carved out of South Eastern Coalfields Limited in 1992 with its headquarter at Sambalpur. It has its coal mines spread across Odisha It has total seven open cast mines and three underground mines under its fold.
The Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) was established in the year 1981 with the specific objective of creating infrastructure facilities in the identified Industrial Estate/Areas for rapid and orderly establishment and growth of Industries, trade and commerce.