Well known for its abundance of coal, Dhanbad is one of the most popular region of Jharkhand . Dhanbad has also been one of the venues where some events of 34th National Games were organized. People of this city participate in every sporting event.
Cricket is most popular sport in Dhanbad. Dhanbad Premier League (DPL) is perfect example of love and enthusiasm of people for cricket in this city. There are few cricket stadiums also present in the city where cricket matches are played. Apart from that football is also famous among the people. To meet requirements of sport lovers there are few sports clubs or complexes ready to serve the city.
Cricket and football matches are organized in the Upper Ground at Indian School of Mines (ISM). ''Parakram'' is the annual sports meet of this premier college which ensures participation of more than 1,300 sports persons every year.
The festival is held in the month of February and is the largest Inter-college sports festival organized in Eastern India. Basket ball, table tennis, boxing, tug-of-war, squash, badminton, squash, volley ball, sports painting competition, roadies, chess, net cricket and adventure sports are some events which are included in this sports festival.
Cricket in Dhanbad
Cricket is the most famous and favorite sport of people of Dhanbad. People of this region enjoy cricket a lot. Captain of Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Saurabh Tiwari are famous players of the Jharkhand state and thus, cricket is the most popular sport in this city.
Dhanbad Cricket Association (DCA) is the main association which looks after all activities related to cricket in the city and contributes a lot for the improvement of status of cricket in Dhanbad.
Tata Steel Stadium Digwadih, Nehru Stadium Jealgora and Railway Stadium are famous cricket stadiums in the city where Ranji Trophy matches are organized. Women’s International Cricket matches were also organized at Railway Stadium. Dhanbad Premier League (DPL) established in 2012 on the theme of IPL by members of Dhanbad Cricket Association (DCA) was much enjoyed by the residents and the visitors in the city.
Dhanbad Cricket Association
Year of Affiliation - (1978-79) Secretary - Sri S. A. Rahman (Jr)
After cricket, football is the second most popular sport in Dhanbad. Apart from cricket people love to play football in this city and enjoy thrill of this sport . Dhanbad Football Association is actively present in the city and promotes football in the region. Railway Stadium and Sijua Stadium both have been venue of football matches of national level but railway management has changed this stadium to cricket stadium now. At present, football matches are played at Sijua Stadium and Barmasia Football Ground in the city.
Sports Stadiums in Dhanbad
Tata Stadium, Digwadih, Dhanbad
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, BCCL, Jealgora, Dhanbad
Railway Stadium, Dhanbad
Indoor Badminton Stadium, Dhanbad
Indira Gandhi Stadium, Dhanbad
Indoor Stadium, Dhanbad
Sapphire Basketball Court, Dhanbad
Basketball Court, Dhanbad
Golf in Dhanbad
Golf ground in Sardar Patel Nagar caters to the sporting interest of people in Dhanbad. It is also known as Randhir Verma Stadium and is situated near Manoram Nagar. The indoor badminton stadium and Indira Gandhi stadium in Murli Nagar have also been a witness to several sports events. Dhanbad Boating Club near Rajendra Sarovar can bring out the adventurous person in you!
Thus spoke Babe Ruth, ''Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”. So, what are you waiting for? Put on your sports shoes and head towards one of these stadiums for a sports treat!
Other Sports Activities in Dhanbad
Apart from cricket and
football other sports like Hockey, Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis, Table tennis and Squash etc. are also gaining popularity in
the city gradually. One can find several sports clubs in Dhanbad which
offer various sports facilities to the sport lovers. Parakram is famous
sport event which is annually organized by Indian School of Mines in
Dhanbad. Apart from that several sport activities are also organized in
the city throughout the year.