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Sports in Jalandhar

Sports in Jalandhar

The city of Jalandhar is popularly known as Sports City of India. The city  is known for producing  quality goods for various sports. It is a leading exporter of sports goods  and some pf the world's most well-known line for football, cricket, and hockey equipment are made in Jalandhar. Major sports giants such as Adidas, Reebok, Dunns, and Mitre outsource from Jalandhar. The city also has produced some of renowned sports personalities . Prominent among them are  Harbhajan Singh, Mandeep Singh ,Great Khali, Ajit Singh, Surjit Singh, Pargat Singh.

Laurels to Jalandhar Players

There are several players from Jalandhar who have been awarded with the prestigious  Padma Shree and or Arjuna awards:

Sh. Sajjan Singh Cheema , Sh. Anil Punj - Arjuna Awardees

Sh. Kaur Singh - Padma Shree & Arjuna Awardee


Sh. Gurdev Singh- Arjuna Awardee


Sh. Balwinder Singh Fida and  Sh. Narinder Singh- Arjuna Awardees


Sh. Baljit Dhillon,  Sh. Baljit Saini,  Captain Haripal Kaushik , Sh. Baldev Singh, Sh. Ajit Pal Singh , Sh. Surinder Singh Sodhi , Sh. Devinder Singh Garcha- Arjuna Awardees
Sh. Pargat Singh- Padma Shree & Arjuna Awardee

Weight Lifting
Sh. Dalbir Singh- Arjuna Awardee

Sh. Kartar Singh , Sh. Randhir Singh Dheera- Arjuna Awardees

Harabhajan Singh- Padma Shri

Populuar Sports in Jalandhar

Cricket in Jalandhar

Harbhajan Singh  a right-arm off- spin bowler for the India national cricket team  was born in Jalandhar. Cricket in Jalandhar is very famous and can been seen playing in streets and grounds. Burlton park is one of the favourite places for playing Cricket.

Here are list of some Good Cricket Coaching academy in Jalandhar City:

Royal Stumps Cricket Academy
Vpo Wadala,Garden Colony
Towering PH-2, jalandhar city,
Jalandhar - 144001
Contact No: (91)-9463281590

Harbhajan Singh Institute Of Cricket
Suranussi, Session Courts, Jalandhar – 144001
(91)-9501489577, 9501074777


Hockey is the national sport of India and is very famous in Jalandhar. In fact Sansarpur in Jalandhar is called the nursery of hockey and has produced a number of world famous hockey players. The village has nurtured 300 national hockey players and produced more Olympic medallists per capita than any other place in the world. It has produced 12 great Olympians of Indian Hockey. Ajit Pal Singh, Surjit Singh, Pargat Singh are some of the great personalities in the field of hockey belonging to Jalandhar. In Jalandhar a hockey stadium is named after Olympian Surjit Singh Hockey Academy.  A hockey academy named after him was established in the year 1991-92.

Stadiums in Jalandhar

Burlton Park/Gandhi Stadium

Previously it was known as Burlton Park and the BS Bedi Stadium.  The stadium was built in 1955.  this ground was awarded test status in 1983, when it hosted a test match between India and Pakistan. The first ODI was played two years earlier when it hosted a match between England and India in 1981. The stadium serves as the home ground for two Indian domestic cricket teams: Punjab and North Zone.
Address: Bultern park, Rose Park Colony, Jalandhar, Punjab 144004

Guru Gobind Singh Stadium

It is a hockey stadium in Jalandhar.  It is currently used for football matches and is the home stadium of JCT Mills Football Club. Today it also serves as a multi-purpose stadium and hosts events like Kabbadi, live music shows, award ceremonies, etc.
Address: New Jawahar Nagar, Jalandhar, Punjab 144006

Surjit Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar

Named after Jalandhar born Olympian Surjit Singh, this is a famous field hockey stadium in Jalandhar. This stadium is home of the franchise Sher-e-Punjab of the World Series Hockey and Punjab Warriors of Hockey India League.
Address: Bultern park, Rose Park Colony, Jalandhar, Punjab 144004

Hansraj Stadium

This  is a Badminton Stadium. The stadium has  hosted many national games.
Address: Civil Line, Jalandhar, Punjab 144006

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