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Cricket in Mumbai

If cricket is a religion in India, then genesis of this religion were unarguably sowed in the city of Mumbai. Well, rightfully and deservedly Mumbai can claim itself to be the mother of Indian cricket. 

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 more than 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. 

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

Currently there are three cricket stadiums in Mumbai. Wankhede stadium, D.Y Patil Stadium and Brabourne Stadium. Out of these Wankhede and D.Y Patil stadium are state-of-the-art cricket stadiums and have hosted dozens of one day internationals and test crickets. As for Brabourne Stadium, only domestic cricket matches are played here. read more.

The iconic Wankhede stadium jam packed with fans.

D Y Patil Stadium in Mumbai

Address: Sector 7, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400706
Phone: 099203 67847
Capacity: 55,000

Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai

Address: Stadium House, Block No 3, 1st Floor, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020
Phone: 022 6785 3600
Capacity: 20,000

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Famous playgrounds in Mumbai

If you want to really experience Mumbai’s raw passion for cricket with your own naked eyes, then you’ve to visit Shivaji Park in Dadar and Oval Maidan in south Mumbai. Also, many Indian cricket legends including Sachin Tendulkar have played their childhood cricket at these two iconic playgrounds.

Cricket Coaching Academies in Mumbai

Needless to say, Mumbai has many reputed & state-of-the-art cricket coaching academies. The addresses and contact information of some these have been mentioned below.

Vengsarkar Cricket Academy

Age Group: 9 to 17
Pick-up & Drop Facility: No
Average Fees: INR 7,000 (Quarterly)
Days & Timings: Monday to Saturday; Morning Session: 7 am to 9 am; Evening Session: 4 pm to 6 pm
Contact Person: Mr Dilip Vengsarkar, Mr Nitin Surve
Contact No.: +91 9819666126, +91 9324607086
Email ID: nitinbombay@gmail.com

Payyade Sports Club

Age Group: 8 to 30
Individual Coaching: Yes
Pick-up & Drop Facility: No
Average Fees: INR 9,000 for 6 months, INR 15,000 for 12 months
Days & Timings: Tuesday to Friday (July to May); Morning Session: 7 am to 9 am; Evening Session: 4 pm to 6 pm
Contact No.: +91 9820760298

MIG Cricket Club

Age Group: 7 to 20
Individual Coaching: Yes
Average Fees: INR 1,770 for 1 month
Days & Timings: Tuesday to Friday (July to May); Morning Session: 7 am to 9 am; Evening Session: 4 pm to 6 pm
Contact Person: Mr. G.K. Kulkarni
Contact No.: +91 (22) 26408899
Email ID: mig@migcricketclub.org

Shivaji Park Gymkhana

Age Group: 10-20
Individual Coaching: Yes
Average Fees: INR 1400 per month (approx.)
Days & Timings: October to May only; Monday to Saturday; Morning Session: 7 am to 9 am; Evening Session: 4 pm to 6 pm
Contact Person: Shivaji Park Gymkhana
Contact No.: 91-22-24453811, 91-22-24443799
Email ID: shivajiparkgymkhana1909@gmail.com

Chandrakant Pandit Cricket Clinic

Age Group: 7 to 20
Individual Coaching: Yes
Average Fees: INR 21,000 for a 12-month program
Days & Timings: Monday to Saturday; Morning Session: 4: 30 am to 6:30 am; Evening Session: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Contact Person: Mr Chandrakant Pundit
Contact No.: +91 (22) 26211966
Email ID: cpcrickettraining@gmail.com

Mulund Gymkhana

The facilities provided at the club include a vast play area, a fully equipped air-conditioned gymnasium, turf wicket, and changing rooms with sauna, massage, and jacuzzi facilities.  Practices at the club are conducted on artificial turf and cemented pitch.

The seven-month coaching period is from October to May. The coaching sessions are held on Tuesday to Friday in both Morning and evening batches. Summer camps are organized in the club in April-May. 
The program is open for age groups above 6-30 years. The academy is open for both boys & girls. 

Fees: The fee for the seven-month coaching at Mulund Gymkhana is INR 7,700.

Address: Mulund Gymkhana, Navghar Road, Opp. Shahani Colony, Deendayal Nagar, Mulund, Mumbai- 400081.

Payyade Cricket Academy

Payyade Cricket Academy is an M.C.A. registered academy headed by two head coaches, Mr Raghuvir Singh Jhala and Mr Suresh Shetty. Mr Raghuvir Singh Jhala is a level B qualified coach and has also coached Ranji Trophy's services for nearly 15 years. Mr Suresh Shetty represented Mumbai in Ranji Trophy from 1982-1984.

Fees: The fee for six months is INR 9,000, and the annual fee is INR 15,000. P.C.A.'s goal is to ensure that all players enrolled in the academy have ample opportunity to train and enhance their skill sets.

The coaching period is from June to May.  The coaching sessions are from Tuesday to Friday from 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. 

Address: Payyade Cricket Club, M.G. Road Number 1, Parekh Nagar, Kandivali West, Mumbai- 400067.

S.Y. Cricket Academy

Established in the year 2014, S Y Cricket Academy is well-known establishment that acts as a one-stop destination servicing customers both local and from other parts of Mumbai. The academy has a wide range of products and / or services to cater to the varied requirements of their customers.

Fees: INR 2500 is the per month fees for the S.Y. Cricket Academy. The fucationing days are Tuesday to Sunday, from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The Academy offers scholarships to the needful students.
The Academy is well equipped with 1-5 nets. There is 1 coach per 15 students.

Address: Azas Maidan, Goregaon West, Mumbai- 400104, Contact Detail: +91 9819123731

Sanjeevi Cricket Academy

Sanjeevi cricket academy was inaugurated on 15th October 2019, which is based in South Mumbai’s Fort area. The academy offers coaching at various locations of Mumbai and Pune. Here the students also gets an opportunity to travel UK after qualifying the requirements for the same. The founder of the academy is Mr. Arun Kotian. 

Fees: Weekday Batch INR 2000 per month for group coaching. Weekday Batch INR 6000 quarterly fees for group coaching.

The functioning days are Tuesday to Friday and Saturday, from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM & 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. It offers National & International Tours. Students gets the chance to play MCA Local Tournaments. Video Analysis and Fitness Traning is provided. Interaction sessions with first class & India players.

Address: Fort Vijay Cricket Maidan, Azad Maidan, CST, Mumbai- 400001.

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