Sports in Siliguri

Sports and sporting activities have always been held in high esteem by our society for building a healthy body besides providing invaluable entertainment to our mundane life. The city of Siliguri too hosts numerous matches and sporting events for the improvement of its young athletes and the entertainment of the general population.  Some of the important local clubs in Siliguri which aid the growing sporting enthusiasts are Bagha Jatin Club in College Para for cricket, S.A.I or Sports Authority of India in Kanchenjunga Stadium playing football/soccer and athletics, Agragrami Club in Ashram Para playing cricket, Dadabhai Sporting Club in Deshbandhu Para where volley ball and cricket are played besides many others clubs.

Siliguri Stadium
Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri


With the provision for an international outdoor and indoor stadium, Siliguri has enough opportunities to host national as well as international level matches. This has also led to Siliguri being a prominent town to produce national champions like Mantu Ghosh who was the Gold Medalist winner in the bi-annual South Asian Games (SAF) for table tennis, Nandita Saha another internationally acclaimed table tennis player and Wriddhiman Saha , the Indian international cricketer who is playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League.

Stadiums in Siliguri

There are two main stadiums in Siliguri for outdoor and indoor sporting events:

  • Kanchenjunga Stadium- This outdoor stadium is situated in Bidhan Road, and has a capacity of about 40,000 people. The stadium is used for holding football matches and even the Ranji Trophy. Besides important cricket, football and other sporting events, the stadium also hosts various fairs like the book fair, “Boisakhi” in its fair ground.

  • Siliguri Municipal Indoor Stadium – Located in Desh Bandhu para, in southern Siliguri, this indoor stadium is used for playing badminton, lawn tennis, table tennis and other indoor games. It has a capacity of about 5000 people.  The Senior National Table Tennis Championship was recently organized here. Besides, cultural programs are also held in this stadium.

Football in Siliguri

Sports in Siliguri
Football in Siliguri


The people of West Bengal have had a passionate and ardent craze for football and Siliguri situated within the state is no exception. The Siliguri Mahakuma Krira Parishad organizes football tournaments and other football events, selecting teams from different clubs and in general promoting budding footballers in North Bengal. Some of the football coaching centres in Siliguri are Dadabhai Coaching Centre, Morning Coaching Centre, Indian Footballer’s Association’s Siliguri Centre, Netaji Football Coaching Centre and Siliguri Football Academy. These clubs give a platform for young football aspirants to learn the game, get sponsors and showcase their talent to the soccer lovers in the region. All the major football tournaments are held in the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri, which is the only outdoor stadium in the city to host national as well as international matches.

Cricket in Siliguri

Cricket is the most watched and celebrated sport in India and a lot of youngsters play the game including gully cricket in the country. Siliguri too has its loyal cricket base and most of the cricket matches are held in Kanchenjunga Stadium including a few Ranji Trophy as well as Deodhar Trophy matches. Some of the local coaching clubs which nurture young cricketing talent includes the Agragami Sangha which was established in 1962 and is situated in Haren Mukherjee Road, Hakimpara,apart from the Siliguri Cricket Coaching Centre in Babupara. The Agragami Cricket Coaching Centre in Siliguri has been given a boost with the inclusion of Wriddiman Saha who is a student of the academy into the India Red Team for Challenger’s trophy and subsequent into the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team for IPL. The club have practice grounds, sporting equipment and gym facilities for players.

Other Sports in Siliguri

Table Tennis in Siliguri
Table Tennis in Siliguri Indoor Stadium


Some of the other indoor and outdoor sports played by people in Siliguri include table tennis, taekwon-do, badminton, lawn tennis and chess.  In fact the city is renowned for being the training grounds of great table tennis players. Proximity to the Teesta River has made white water rafting another favourite sport for water sports enthusiasts.

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    mithun barman from Coochbehar 235 Days ago

    Sir ami football khela darun bhalo bashi doya kare jadi amake khela shikte sahojagita karen

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    Babul mandal from Bhadreswar 294 Days ago

    Me practice kkorna chanitu hu

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    Savana yaamin from Siliguri 432 Days ago

    I want to join...how can i contact u?

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    Rohit Indwar from West Bangal 441 Days ago

    I want say something to all player plays good life good

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    Bajrang Agarwal from Siliguri 527 Days ago

    Dear sir/mami am Bajrang Agarwa, physiotherapist by profession i have done MPT i.e masters in sports physiotherapy i have an experience of more than 4 years in physiotherapy.so sir/ mam I was thinking if I could be of any help at your service.Thanking you Dr. Bajrang AgarwalBPT,MPT(sports) Manipal,SPARSH PHYSIOTHERAPY punjabipara siliguri9800307279

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    Md Nayer Alam from Siliguri 534 Days ago

    I want to take Football coaching

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    AliNa LaMa from Mirik 544 Days ago

    Hello sir I am Mrs alina lama.i want joined of my son .He is playing the volleyball and basketball , he is very good playing the volleyball and. Basketball .This is his favourite . My con no 8768408574.

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    ABU HAYDAR ALI from falakata 718 Days ago

    Hello gys criket is vary beauty ful ply. Wridhi is a vary strong player.. im like all player...

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    satyam Kumar from siliguri 764 Days ago

    sir, I am 16 years old sir, I am join cricket acedmy and I am playing cricket match please one chance join your acedmy my contact number 8229841215

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    sabuj from daksindinaj pur 798 Days ago

    Admisson

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    Saurav jaiswal from Siliguri 806 Days ago

    Dear sir, I saurav jaiswal from khoribari .I m 2 much of instreated in sports n my hobby is 2 play football so I need more knowledge n practice about football now I'm taking coaching but I need more for it . So my humbly request to all commeties 2 help me out if their is any coaching can give.Thank you ,

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    Shayan kr paul from Coochbehar 831 Days ago

    Sir ,from childhood m inspired with sports ....I hate to study...But my mom nd dad always scold me for studies ....But my heart Nd mind always attached with sports ....So I kindly request u to sir plz help me ......Thank you ,sir.

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    Anurag from Agarwal 868 Days ago

    Hello sir I m Anurag I want to join tranning of high jump so please help me sir..Thank you!

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    Sachin das from siliguris 868 Days ago

    hello sir I am sachin , I want to join training of volly ball so please help me sir . thank you

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    Prabeen santal from Malbazar 901 Days ago

    Respect sir, We would like to join the ground for football practice I'm from malbazar And also for the running or athletics practice. Thanking you

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    bipul kr paul from bongaon 1055 Days ago

    Sir , It is very difficult to come all the way to kolkata for every purpose in sports , I can suggest to set up a UTTAR BANGA SPORTS ASSOCIATION in siliguri to norture young talents in that area . All the clubs in siliguri subdivision and 8 district sports association of north bengal will be the affiliated member of UBSA . It should get affiliation from Indian Oliympic Association too. I can also suggest a UTTAR BANGA CRICKET ASSOCIATION in siliguri in expense of NCC in kolkata. UBCA shall have the same affiliated member as UBSA . In need UBCA can field a team in Ranji trophy like SOURASTRA. BARODA , VIDARBHA.

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