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Durand Cup Imphal: Stadium is packed and the josh is high, says CM Biren

The 131 edition of the Durand Cup, being co-hosted by Manipur for the first time ever, is being held at Khuman Lampak main stadium in Imphal.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 18 Aug 2022, 5:43 pm

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The stadium is packed and the spirits high, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh tweeted excitedly as Manipur co-host the 131st edition of Durand Cup 2022 at Khuman Lampak main stadium in Imphal for the first time ever on Thursday.

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"The stadium is packed and the josh is high. What a great start to the Durand Cup at Khuman Lampak, Imphal," CM Biren tweeted along with a video of the packed stadium.

Biren also tweeted a hearty welcome to Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who arrived for the opering ceremony of the inaugural Durand Cup match in Imphal. The Union minister was given a warm welcome by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and his colleagues at the Imphal International Airport.

"Hearty welcome to Imphal, Hon’ble Defence Minister, Shri@rajnathsingh Ji. Looking forward to your gracious presence at the opening ceremony of the Durand Cup in Imphal later today," CM Biren had tweeted.

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The Durand Football Tournament or Durand Cup is a football competition in India which was first held in 1888.

Also Read: Durand Fervour: State declares half holiday

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Rajnath SinghKhuman LampakDurand Cup ImphalCM N Biren Singh

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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