Azad Maidan is a trangular-shaped cricket ground located in south Bombay. The name Azad means “free” in Hindi . The ground is known for its cricket pitches, for protest meetings, and for political rallies.
During the struggle for India’s independence, leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri used to address huge crowds here.
On Sundays, many of the city’s youth play cricket here. Each wicket and surrounding square is owned by ‘clubs’, including the Sassanian Club, Fort Vijay, Parsee Cyclists, etc.