TYPE OF SPORTS
Cricket

Cricket

Organised cricket among the Bengalis had received a significant boost at the turn of the century in 1910 with the formation of the Bengal Gymkhana. Dwijen Sen, secretary of the Sporting Union Club and chief architect of the initiative, found a willing patron in the Maharaja of Cooch Behar. The Gymkhana acquired a plot of ground on the maidan beside the Shahid Minar (then the Ochterlony Monument) and had access to the Woodlands cricket ground at Cooch Behar House in Alipore. In 1911, the… more

Hockey

Hockey

The first hockey club in India was formed in Kolkata in 1885-86. The oldest hockey tournament in India - the Beighton Cup - started in Kolkata in 1895. The first hockey association in India was formed in Kolkata in 1908 - the Bengal Hockey Assocation. The first national hockey championship of India was held in Kolkata in 1928. It was called the inter-provincials, with 5 provinces of undivided India participating. The first Indian Olympic team for the Amsterdam Games was selected in Kolkata… more

Kho Kho

Kho Kho

There is no proof about exact origin of the game KHO KHO. The game was played in the simplest form with some basic rules which guided this game. But it was played at different places with different rules and names. In WEST BENGAL we know the game in the name of "DARIA BANDA". In the year 1914 the first code of rules were framed by some KHO KHO experts of "DECCAN GYMKHANA" Of Pune. In the year 1928 to promote Indian game "THE AKHIL MAHARASHTRA SHARIRIK SHIKSHAN MONDAL" was formed. For further… more

Football

Football

Bengal is considered to be the home / of Indian Football. At one time Calcutta (Kolkata) was called the Mecca of Indian football. The year 1877 goes down in the history as the start of Calcutta-s or rather India-s tryst with football. Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikary is acknowledged as the 'father of Indian soccer' for his pioneering role in introducing soccer as a teenager in the year 1877 at Hare School in North Calcutta . It is he who mobilized his classmates and started playing the game at… more