Sports in AhmedabadSports refers to activity involving physical or mental exertion in which an individual or team competes with each other. A sport is the activity which is liked by each and every individual either to participate or to view as an entertainment. Ahmedabad, a hot city of Gujarat is no exception for such individuals and it houses variety of sports activities.
Cricket in AhmedabadIn general sense, Cricket is a game comprising of bat and ball, played between 2 team of 11 players each. Cricket in Ahmedabad is the most sought after sport. Ahmedabad is a city which houses the most important cricket stadium named after ‘Sardar Patel Stadium’ or ‘Motera Stadium’. This stadium has hosted many One Day International matches during World Cup namely
- 1987 Cricket world cup wherein India won the ODI by 7 wickets.
- 2011 cricket World cup wherein India won the ODI by 5 wickets
- Scoring by Saurav Ganguly 144 runs out of 152 runs.
- Kapil Dev has secured 10 wickets out of 6 matches.
Football in AhmedabadFootball as the name implies is a game played by kicking a big ball with legs and played between 11 players of 2 teams each. Football is considered as the most popular game after cricket. Ahmedabad District Football Association (ADFA) is the apex institution for promoting football in Ahmedabad. ADFA conducts league matches for both senior and junior level players. In addition to the league matches, sponsored tournaments are also conducted regularly by ADFA on 20-20 basis. Most important sponsored tournament is Madhavan memorial 20-20 football tournament conducted since 2006. Many sponsors are coming up to take new initiatives like 'Conducting innovative football tournament namely Cage10 kickoff'.
Ahmedabad also houses many football clubs to promote the football and to encourage football players. One of the prominent football club in Ahmedabad is FC, Dynamos formed by some of the amateur football lovers in 1996.
Badminton in AhmedabadBadminton is a game played wherein a shuttlecock is hit back and front with two rackets held by two players. Badminton is considered as a game as well as an exercise in Ahmedabad. Hence the city gives place to many badminton clubs, both governments sponsored and private. Ahmedabad became popular for badminton when Anoushka Parikh won the Asian Sub- junior Bronze medal. Ahmedabad also houses prominent badminton courts like Rife club at Khanpur, Ellis Bridge Ghymkhana at Ellis Bridge.
Many of the sports goods for badminton are made available at Gujarat Sports located at Ambavadi, Ahmedabad. Thus it makes clear that badminton is considered as a game as well as a pride for Ahmedabad.
Basketball in AhmedabadBasketball is a game played between team comprising of five players each and goals are said to be scored when the players throws the ball into the hoop fixed at the end of the court. Ahmedabad houses the prominent YMCA international Centre which has hosted many basketball matches. Not only basketball matches, Ahmedabad is known for the basketball coaching given in the city. Many Renowned coaching institutes are engaged in giving training to players like Triumphant Institute of Management (TIME) and many more. Some of the school’s basketball teams have also participated District level S.A.G tournaments and won medals namely St.Kabir School, Naranpura in U-19 Basketball tournament.
Carrom in AhmedabadCarrom is a game wherein score is given for strike and pockets, played with the help of big board and coins. Carrom is an indoor game and played generally among friends and relatives. But Ahmedabad has an exception to the general rule. Ahmedabad houses many Carrom Sports club in area like Vasna. And Ahmedabad is known for the manufacturers of carrom board in areas like Rakhial, Chaman Pura, Odhav, etc., thus we come to know Carrom is considered as a game to share joy and stories with fun.
HockeyHockey in Ahmedabad: Hockey is a game played between 11 players of two teams each, wherein a hard ball is to be thrown into the net at the opposite end of the field with the help of hooked sticks. As hockey is India’s National game, it plays an important role in Ahmedabad. In order to revive the importance of the game hockey, Baroda District hockey association conducted six-a- side –night hockey tournament wherein Ahmedabad makes a mark by participation and contributing to national game. Ahmedabad houses many hockey clubs namely NEO hockey club and conducted many tournaments.