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Sports in Shimoga

People of Shimoga love to indulge in various kinds of sports, represented by some of the well-known people in the genre. Badminton, football, cricket, handball, hockey, table tennis and volleyball are some of the most common sports that are played in the city of Shimoga.

Bodybuilding, wrestling and power-lifting are also some important sports that are practiced in the city and many sportsperson in this category have also represented Karnataka in the prestigious Commonwealth and Asian games. Shimoga has also witnessed some of the most important national sports events like the 18th Junior National Athletic Championship held in 2003. The sports infrastructure of Shimoga is considered to be an ideal one and it is only because of this reason that the city has been able to build its own profile in the field of various kinds of sports.

Shimoga is also hugely popular for its car and motorbike rallies. Treasure hunt rallies are also very famous in the district and they attract a large number of young participants. Adventure sports are also very popular among the people with a modern lifestyle in Shimoga where there are a large number of people showing keen interest in adventure sports like trekking and mountaineering.

Cricket and Cricket Coaching Classes in Shimoga

There can be absolutely no doubt in the fact that cricket serves to be the most favorite sport of the people living in Shimoga and love for the game is parallel to rest of the country. Gundappa Vishwanath, one of the most popular India batsmen to play in the Indian cricket team, belongs to Bhadravathi in Shimoga. Gundappa played test cricket for India from the year 1969 to 1983 and made 91 appearances. Bharat Chipli, a cricketer who plays for Deccan Chargers belongs to Sagar in Shimoga district.

The district always plays a good host to Ranji Trophy matches, but till date there have been no international cricket matches held in Shimoga. There is one popular cricket coaching center located in Shimoga namely Shimoga Cricket Academy near VAT Office, Gopala Extension, Shimoga. Many cricket practice sessions are also held at Shimoga RC-KSCA Academy which was inaugurated last year.

Shimoga RC-KSCA Academy centre
Players in a practice session at the Shimoga RC-KSCA Academy center

Stadiums in Shimoga

The district of Shimoga consists of three main cricket stadiums namely Jawaharlal Nehru College of Engineering Cricket Ground, Nehru Stadium and Sagar Stadium. In the year 1974, the first match was played in the Nehru Stadium and since 1973, there have been 13 matches played in the stadium out of which 3 matches were Ranji Trophy matches. There is another cricket stadium namely VISL cricket stadium located at Bhadravathi. Shimoga also possesses an indoor stadium for various kinds of sports like basketball, volleyball and handball.

Skating in Shimoga

Skating is also a popular sport in Shimoga and this fact is evident from the existence of a large number of skating coaching centers in Shimoga. One of the most famous skating coaching classes in Shimoga is located at Helipad, Circuit House, Sagar Road, Shimoga.

Sports Stores in Shimoga

As is evident from the illustration that has been made above that the people of Shimoga are sports enthusiasts and they love to play all kinds of sports, hence there are a large number of sports stores found in Shimoga. Sports stores in Shimoga deal in the sale of all kinds of sports goods and equipments and they serve to be of great help for the people of Shimoga.

Sports store in Shimoga
Fully stocked sports store located in Shimoga caters to the needs of adult and young players

Some of the best and most popular sports stores located in Shimoga have been listed below:

Swastik Sports Suppliers
: 1st Cross, Gandhi Bazar, Shimoga
Landmark: Near Syndicate Bank
Phone: (08182) 273620, Mobile: 9448944099,

Reebok Store
Savlanga Cirlce, Savlanga Road,
Shimoga, Karnataka
Landmark: Near Canara Bank
Phone: (08182) 2403718

Adidas Exclusive
JJ Commercials, Old Tile Factory Compound, Savlanga Road,
Shimoga, Karnataka
Landmark: Near Railway Gate
Phone:  (08182) 403527

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