In different communities around the world, sporting events have always played a pivotal role in the development of society. The inclination of masses and business conglomerates towards health and longevity has increased rapidly and we can see sports playing a more extensive role in society for the foreseeable future.

Today, contests pushing physical limits are more mainstream than ever before and at no other time in the history, sports have played such an assertive role in daily life. Thanks to the prevalence of the television and internet because of which awareness in government bodies and people has also increased. Sports has been so significant in society, that the United Nations (UN) has stated it as a human right, “Sport and play are human rights that must be respected and enforced worldwide; the sport has been increasingly recognized and used as a low-cost and high-impact tool in humanitarian, development and peace-building efforts.”

When we talk about cricket, it is no less than a religion in India, and tournaments organized by cricketing boards and state government with the dose of action and entertainment have taken the excitement to another level as it provides an opportunity for budding talents to showcase their potentials and the natives to enjoy the thrill live in front of their eyes. The platform has witnessed a significant rise in suction within the state as the fledgeling population begins to charge up for showing the support towards their favourite teams. Cricket is loved by all in the region and Gujarat is also a home for many cricketing stars who have made India proud with their impressive talent at a global level. The state government of Gujarat has always encouraged sports and provided necessary infrastructure and opportunities at the regional and municipal level through its various governing bodies organizing sports events and competitions to provide an admirable platform for the youngsters.

Taking a step ahead towards promoting the spirit for sports and athletics in people’s life, Jamnagar Municipal Corporation in Gujarat organized a 6-day Inter-Municipal Corporation Day Night Cricket tournament, ‘Mayor Cup’ from 08th April 2018 to 14th April 2018, Mayor XI along with Commissioner XI contested for the title. Other municipalities and organizations in different regions of Gujarat have also been very active in partnering with different sporting associations to maintain the flow of organized sports events at the grass root level which is establishing more awareness and involvement of the people further helping to create a healthier and fitter future.

Getting engaged in a sporting activity equip an individual with various necessary benefits ranging from improved fitness and health to the development of team spirit and a perception of accomplishment. Every individual should find a sport and stick with it to learn the essential life lessons and deriving positive rewards.

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