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How have sports in India changed throughout the years?

Sports are one of the oldest concepts everywhere in the world, including in India. Because of this old age, they have obviously changed a lot. But how have sports changed, and what does this mean for us?

The internet has enabled new opportunities for older well-known sports like cricket, but it has also opened doors for completely new sports.
The internet has enabled new opportunities for older well-known sports like cricket, but it has also opened doors for completely new sports. Photo courtesy: Canva

One of the biggest factors to the change is the internet. This is not surprising, since it has changed so many things in our world. Now you can use the internet even for sports betting on online betting sites India. What other possibilities has the internet enabled for people?

Now you can easily see any match anywhere in the world

Even though there are many exciting matches and games taking place in India, obviously there are some fun options abroad as well. Before, this has been a bit of a problem. Most people don’t have the finances to see these exciting games, and watching them afterward on television simply is not as entertaining. Not to forget, that if you are a fan of a lesser-known sport, it might not be even broadcasted.

Thankfully, the internet has solved this problem. Now you can find plenty of different streaming services online. These streaming services showcase all kinds of games and matches. Therefore you can certainly find your favorite one, even if it’s not so well-known.

Betting has mainly moved online

As we mentioned in the beginning, now you can also bet on sports online. This has become quickly very popular because bettors don’t need to even leave their homes to start having fun. Since so many players choose this version, the number of options has increased.

Now you can find many different betting sites. The options differ from each other, offering different opportunities for the players. Therefore you can certainly find one that will fit you.

New types of sports interest different people

Not only that the internet has enabled new opportunities for older well-known sports like cricket, but it has also opened doors for completely new sports. One of the great examples of this is obviously electronic sports or eSports.

ESports have gathered more and more attention from people all around the world.  It is based on online gaming, which makes it a very interesting possibility. Now there are even some big tournaments, in which different countries compete for the championship. This wouldn’t have been possible with out the internet.

(The views expressed by the author in this article are personal and do not reflect those of Connected to India.)

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Nikolaj Østergaard
Nikolaj Østergaard
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