Cricket in Mumbai
And this is purely why almost all great legends of Indian cricket are from city of Mumbai. The likes of Ajit Wadakar, Vinoo Mankad, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar and Sachin Tendulkar have all harnessed and honed their cricketing skills in the narrow lanes and playgrounds of Mumbai.
Mumbai’s inherent love for cricket is also validated by Mumbai cricket team’s dominant success in Ranji Trophy – India’s premier domestic cricket competition. Mumbai cricket team has won 40 Ranji titles, most by any team in the history of Ranji Torphy. And of course there is Mumbai Indians, the prestigious IPL team representing the city of Mumbai, which is very passionately supported by people of Mumbai during all IPL matches. Mumbai Indians even lifted the IPL Championship this year, which is of course another feather in the cap of Mumbai.
Lastly and most importantly the headquarters of Board of Control for Cricket in India is located in Mumbai itself, which only again validates that Mumbai is indeed the official home of Indian cricket.
Cricket stadiums in Mumbai
Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
Phone no: (022) 22795500
Landmark: walking distance from Churchgate railway station.
D Y Patil Stadium in Mumbai
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400706.
Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai
Phone no: 022 6659 4100.
Famous playgrounds in Mumbai
Cricket Coaching Academies in Mumbai
S.P.Group Cricket Academy in Mumbai
Prakash Kotnis Marg, Mahim,
Mumbai - 400016
Phone no: (022) 61636658.
Podar Sports Academy in Mumbai
Santacruz (W), Mumbai
Phone no: (022) 26601741, 9833819047.
Vengsarkar Cricket Academy in Mumbai
Phone no: (022) 22046447.
Shivaji Park Gymkhana in Mumbai
Dadar West, Mumbai
Phone no: (022) 24443799.
The Sports Gurukul in Mumbai
Tagore Road, Santacruz West,
Mumbai – 400054
Phone: (022) 61615493.