SPORTS

Mumbai formerly known as Bombay is one of the most popular cities around the world in many domains. The city has an activity domain that ranges over wide subjects ranging from the simplest to the most complex ones. The business activities here are quite active. The city does not lack in sports activities as well. There are a number of sports that the city of Mumbai has been actively taking part in at both the domestic level as well as the international level.

The most prior of sports in Mumbai and perhaps the whole of India is Cricket. There are a number of versions of this game being played all around the city due to lack of facilities for the international cricket. The most popular form of cricket is Gully cricket perhaps that you would find being played across every corner of the city. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is also based in the city of Mumbai so it has a central location when it comes to the game of cricket. Following the main board is the Indian Premier League that is also centered in the city of Mumbai. Two teams that are quite renowned in the city of Mumbai are Mumbai Cricket Team that fights the Ranji Trophy while the Mumbai Indians fight the Indian Premier League. Another popular team is the Mumbai Champs that take part in the Indian Cricket League.

The city is perhaps the home to international matches as well that are accommodated in the Wankhede Stadium and the Brabourne Stadium. The city has hosted the ICC Champions Trophy that was back in year 2006. The final was played in the Brabourne Stadium. Not only does the city hold two of the great cricket stadiums but it also is the hometown of two of the legendary cricket players in the world of cricket. Popularly known as Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar as well as the legend of his time Sunil Gavaskar both belong to Mumbai.

Apart from cricket, the city is active in both hockey and football as well. The residents of Mumbai have a keen interest in the soccer therefore you would notice a keen follow up of the FIFA world Cup and even the popular English Premier League. Mumbai has three teams of soccer namely Mumbai FC, Mahindra United and Air-India that actively take part in the I-League. The Maratha Warriors is the only team from the Mumbai city taking part in the Premier Hockey League that takes place in the country.

The city also holds a number of derby races in the Racecourse ground present there and a number of developments are occurring in the rest of the city with other sports like Formula one and Marathon.


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