Sports in Puducherry

Sports in Puducherry
Auroville Marathon Logo
As unique its status in India, Puducherry has a unique sporting culture. Unlike cricket frenziness of the nation, Puducherry is known for lesser popular sports in India like Badminton, Basketball, Football, and Volleyball. Recently, Cricket has also made indoor in Puducherry.

Pondicherry Football Association
Pondicherry Football Association is the governing body of football in Puducherry. Puducherry football team is a common feature in Santosh Trophy. Though, they still have to win a title.

Yanam Tigers
Yanam Tigers was the volleyball franchise from Puducherry in a short lived Volleyball league. It was formed in 2011. The team finished third in the inaugral season.

Cricket Association of Puducherry (CAP)

Cricket Association of Puducherry (CAP) is the governing body of cricket in Puducherry. It was established in 2017 with the approval of the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators. Earlier, it was affiliated to Taminal Nadu Cricket Association as a district association.

Alongwith traditional sports, Puducherry is also known for its adventure and water sports. One can enjoy surfing at Serenity Beach, Scuba dive in Bay of Bengal, and opt for kayaking and canoeing at Karaikal beach.

Puducherry is also known for its annual marathon meet, Auroville marathon, which is first started in 2017.

Sport Grounds in Puducherry
Indira Gandhi Sports Stadium

Indira Gandhi Sports Stadium is the main sport facility in Puducherry. It has football and hockey field, alongwith badminton and volleyball courts. The stadium has seen many state and national level games and managed by Pondicherry State Sports Council.

Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Puducherry
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is a cricket stadium in the campus of Pondicherry University, Puducherry. It has capacity of 1000 people. It is managed by Pondicherry University.

YSR Indoor Stadium
YSR Indoor Stadium is an indoor sporting arena located in Yanam. The capacity of this indoor stadium is of 2000 people, and it has served as the home stadium for Yanam Tigers. he stadium has sporting facility for Volleyball, Badminton, and Basketball. It is owned and maintained by Yanam Sports and Games Development Authority.