Cricket in Gorakhpur

Sports have, for long, ruled the hearts of the residents of Gorakhpur. Apart from professional sports, it is common to take a walk down one of the city’s lanes and see groups of youths or adults enjoying a game. Among the games that are most common in the city is cricket. While cricket has won national acclaim and there is great fervour with which this game is played, it is also a game that families take to, in order to while the time away.

Good cricketers from Gorakhpur

Cricket as a sport has won wide acclaim in Gorakhpur, apart from the whole of India. Cricket in Gorakhpur is organized by the Gorakhpur Cricket Association (GCA). Under the aegis of the GCA, budding talent is recognized and nurtured so that the skills of local cricketers can be honed. The GCA is also responsible when it comes to providing players with all the needed infrastructure and equipment needed for them to explore their skills to the highest degree. With a team strength of over 200 members, the GCA takes care of budding talent and playing arenas in the city. Gorakhpur city’s cricket grounds are managed by the GCA, and so is the city’s cricket stadium.

Famous Cricketers in Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur has been the home to a number of famous cricketers over the years. Perhaps the most famous of Gorakhpur’s sons who became a cricketing legend is Narendra Deepchand Hirwani. This leg-spin bowler brought Gorakhpur, and in fact all of India to fame, when he was named the Cricketer of the Year in 1988. His outstanding performance in that year’s Test Series was a major contributor to him getting this recognition, despite the fact that he was the youngest player of Test Series to gain this title.

Narendra Hirwani also bears the distinction of holding a world record in Test cricket for bowling 59 overs without a break in 1990, at The Oval, in a Test match against England.

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    shikhar kumar srivastav from khalilabad 28 Days ago

    cricket in gorakhpur is very corupt and playing cricket in gkp has no future not even state

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    Satyam singh from Kushinagar 91 Days ago

    I am bowler in tennis bowl cricketer i have join in the academy please help age 19 years

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    Satyam singh from Kushinagar 91 Days ago

    I am bowler in tennis bowl cricketer i have join in the academy please help age 19 years

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    Rohit kumar from Padarauna 330 Days ago

    I want take admission in gorakhapur academy and become a good cricketer what process of it

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    Gautam singh from Gorakhpur 379 Days ago

    I want to become cricketer

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    Shambhu rai from Gorakhpur 392 Days ago

    Sir , please give me information about trials of GCA .

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    Nikhil pandey from Gorakhpur 419 Days ago

    Sir mujhe gkp cricket academy me mujhe admission Lena hai ,sir meri hobby cricket hai

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    Nitesh yadav from Gorakhapur 427 Days ago

    Respected sirMa cricketer bana chahata hu

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    Anant Raj Singh from Gorakhpur 427 Days ago

    Sir mai gkp cricket association me admission Lena cahta hu

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    Nitesh yadav from Gorakhapur 429 Days ago

    Sir Ma bowling or batting dono kar sakta huPlz sir yarkar lag spen hafa spen dono kar sakta hu

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    Akash kumar from gorakhpur 443 Days ago

    Sir mujhe gorakhpur team me khelna hai sir

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    Saurabh Kumar from Maharajganj 443 Days ago

    Sir me cricket academy me admission lenaChahata hu likin mera age 18 hone wala haiKya mera admission hoga ...

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    Chand prakash vishwakarma from Gorakhpur 468 Days ago

    Sir mujhe gorakhpur cricket team me admission lena h..

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    Chand prakash vishwakarma from Gorakhpur 468 Days ago

    Sir mujhe gorakhpur cricket team me admission lena h..

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    sachin sharma from sachin sharma 520 Days ago

    good

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    Anand Vardhan Pandey from gorakhpur 611 Days ago

    Sir I want to play cricket as I choose it as my career so sir how to join gca and to play next level

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    sanjana sahani from Bangalore 659 Days ago

    Hi Team,Am writing you on behalf of my brother, he is a very good cricket player including balling and bating, is there any chance he could represent UP. He stays in Gorakhpur only please let me know for the same.look forward a swift reply from your end.

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    Shivam Rai from gorakhpur 665 Days ago

    namaste sir muje cricket ma admission lena hai gorakhpur me

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    Anmol from Gorakhpur 679 Days ago

    India ke taraf se khelana hi

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    Rajan from Gorakhpur 691 Days ago

    Sir mai mumbai me khelta hu aur mai gkp se bhi khelna Chahata hu

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    shubham vishwakarma from gkp 739 Days ago

    I'm player of Mumbai team I wann join a gkp club n I wann play for my village team

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    Rahul Yadav from Gorakhpur 764 Days ago

    U 19 player.wicket keeper batsman ...plz contact me any match in ghaziabad and gorakhpur

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    Sudhir yadav from Gkp 777 Days ago

    Same thing i want to play

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    sultan ahamad from chauri Chaura 828 Days ago

    Sir mein cricket khelta hu .mein u 14 .2013 mein sila academy se jite the.

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