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    What is the favourite sports of Bengal?

    Bengal people are crazy about sports. Bengalis love entertainment and sports is also a form of entertainment. Which game is the favorite one for the people of Bengal and which game do you like the most.
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  • #1740
    Hello Ankit,

    As we know, there are many popular sports in West Bengal but the Bengali folk goes most crazy when it comes to cricket and football. Though there is a craze of playing badminton especially in the winter, I don't think we Bengalis are much interested in professional badminton. I mean, when there is an international badminton match of India or a national badminton match of West Bengal, only few people keeps note of them, visits the stadiums, or even watch those matches in the television even if they are live telecast. Same applies for other less popular sports. We should remember the Baranagar girl Dola Banerjee had to leave for Jharkhand, getting no sponsor over here in West Bengal.

    Kumaraditya Sarkar

  • #1742
    Hello Mr Kumaraditya Sarkar,

    Thanks for responding in this forum. As you told there are sports which people of Bengal like to play but whenever there is a international match of it no one is interested in it. But when the matter comes to cricket or football it is not so. The Bengali people are fan of these two games. The FIFA world cup gets a good popularity here in Bengal. The cricket world cup is not left behind, in fact it is ahead of the football world cup. Whenever there is a cricket match of India team there are crackers in the air if the team wins. The IPL also gets a huge number of popularity in India.

    Again when it comes to indoor games, the Bengal people loves playing Carom and it is one of the most popular indoor game here in Bengal. In different places you can find people playing Carom specially in the evening time and in different clubs. In outdoor games people love playing Badminton in the winter time as you mentioned above but, every where in the fields we can see nets. Here people also like playing Cricket and Football specially the young ones.

    Thank You,
    Ankit Patwari.

    Ankit Patwari

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