Mumbai Games Season 2 All Set to Get Underway From 30 November

The second season of the Mumbai Games, organised under the aegis of Maharashtra Olympic Association, will be held in the city from Saturday, 30 November.

Total 20 sports will be played in the Mumbai Games and around 20,000 participants will take part in it, a statement said on Friday, 29 September.

Mumbai Games is governed by a council comprising of chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand, former shooter Anjali Bhagwat and former India hockey captain Viren Rasquinha.

“I am very happy that the new season kicks off with Badminton, my favourite sport and I’m sure that with an increased number of sports in Season 2, more Mumbaikars will come out to play,” said Pullela Gopichand, one of the members of the governing council.

"“Sportz Village Xp has been working towards developing a sporting environment at the grassroots level and therefore it was a natural move for me to be a part of a stellar sporting revolution.” " - Pullela Gopichand, Member of the Governing Council.

Speaking on being associated with Mumbai Games, Anjali Bhagwat, said “It is great to be a part of such a huge sporting event which is gathering momentum by the day. Last season inspired the kids, youth and the seniors to come and express themselves in the sporting environment.”

“The enthusiasm with which the participants take part in the games is inspiring. It is an investment in inculcating the sporting culture from the formative years and it’s not just about the elite athletes but amateur athletes that come in big numbers at Mumbai Games to share their love for sport,” she added.

The sports that will be part of the event include - badminton, chess, carrom, squash, taekwondo, athletics, gymnastics, table tennis, shooting, skating, judo, basketball, swimming and cricket, and would be conducted at different venues across the megapolis and neighbouring Navi Mumbai.

(With inputs from PTI)

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