Meerut an ancient city situated in Uttar Pradesh is the second largest army cantonment of India. It is a well known manufacturing centre of world famous Sports goods. The city holds many historic stories in Indian History since time inception. Meerut is a hub for world class producer of Scissors and Cricket sports goods, it is also known as City of Scissors and Sports Capital of India. This week, IBN-Lokmat’s consulting Sports Editor Sunandan Lele explores some interesting aspects behind the manufacturing of bats in the city on Sunday, 21st April 2013 at 11:30am and 8:30 p.m. only on IBN-Lokmat.

The city is renowned as a major centre for production of cricket bats and balls which is used by many national and international players in almost all major cricket teams in the world. There are many localities spread across the city where one can choose various varieties of cricket bats with each of different weights. 

Cricket bats are different in terms of its weight, length and width and many players prefer to choose one, which is convenient for them. For many families bat-making has become a family business. Only in Meerut alone people are involved in cutting, gluing and bending of hundreds of bats every single day to exact specifications of players need. This can be seen in the example of our national cricket players, where Rahul Dravid prefers a light weight bat compared to M.S Dhoni who is known to choose heavier bats.


Incidentally, for decades Meerut’s bat-making techniques has been appreciated world over. Bats made in this region are exported to many countries as well. This week IBN-Lokmat’s Sunandan Lele brings to you a fascinating story, tune in to Reportaaz on Sunday, 21st April 2013 at 11:30am and 8:30 p.m. only on IBN-Lokmat.