Railways Sports Promotion Board

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Railways Sports Promotion Board
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Founded1928 (1928)
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Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) (originally called Railways Sports Control Board[1]) is a sports board run by the Indian Railways. It promotes 29 sporting disciplines[2] and owns the Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi.[3]

RSPB is a member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India[4] and RSPB fields the Railways cricket team in domestic cricket competitions in India such as the Ranji Trophy.[5] It is also an associate of the Badminton Association of India.[6] Apart from domestic cricket, RSPB has played host to national level events such as the National Weightlifting Championship in 2004,[7] the National Boxing Championship in 2007[8] and the 56th National Kabaddi Championship in 2004[9] In 2009, RSPB held the 17th Men and 14th Women USIC World Railway Athletics Championship.[10] 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.[11]

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  1. ^ "RSCB to become RSPB now". The Indian Express. 26 February 1999. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Ex-kabaddi player was in-charge of Karnail Singh Stadium!". The Times of India. 18 February 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. ^ "Ex-kabaddi player was in-charge of Karnail Singh Stadium!". The Times of India. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Azharuddin may get only six votes in BAI elections". The Times of India. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Tikina and Vicky win gold". The Hindu. 15 January 2004. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  8. ^ "National championship gets underway today". The Hindu. 25 August 2007. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Kabaddi Nationals". The Hindu. 11 October 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Rly athletics meet from February 9". The Indian Express. 8 February 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Commonwealth Express arrives in Bangalore". Deccan Herald. 2 September 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2012.