People who frequent the Maidan market say it is probably the largest sports goods bazaar in Asia. It began life as a market sometime in 1950 for cloth merchants who migrated from across the border following the partition of Bengal. Today it houses a huge number of shops (wholesalers and retailers) selling all kinds of sports items – from cricket bats, gloves, wrist supports, footballs and football shoes and jerseys, hockey sticks, sunblock creams for athletes, etc. Walk through (or barely squeeze through) the seriously narrow serpentine alleys to see the jaw-dropping array of goods. You can bring a simple t-shirt and have it converted into a jersey of your fave football or cricket team.