A memorable day for hockey aficionados, the state capital hosted the 64th All-India Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup hockey tournament from today .
It is a week long event from March 23 to 29.2010.
On CM instructions the event is being organized by the directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare at the Aishbagh Stadium after a gap of eight long years.
Once a prestigious feature on the domestic hockey calendar, the Gold Cup drew some of the country’s best talent to the Aishbagh, which was also the venue for several city stars to break onto the national scene.
The reinstatement of the tournament came in for immediate approval from sports lovers in the state capital, who bitterly missed the charged afternoons at the Aishbagh that provided a unique blend of world class hockey accompanied by some educated but humorous comments that were truly Bhopali in flavour.