Vadodara Sports


Vadodara Sports is an integral part of the city's cultural extravaganzas. In fact, sports has always been an intrinsic feature of the Vadodara culture and its legacy. Cricket has always been the city's claim to fame and the over the years Vadodara has churned out some of the most talented cricketers. Besides cricket, tennis, table tennis, field hockey, volleyball and football are also played with equal enthusiasm and fervor. In fact, the city has produced more sports persons, athletes and sporting legends than any other city in the Indian subcontinent.

The city of Vadodara boasts of a top class cricket teams that participates in the national tournaments. In fact, the Vadodara cricket team has earned heaps of accolades from the selectors and has emerged victorious in many a championship. The city has also brought home the Ranji Trophy cup on six occasions. Ranji Trophy is the most important domestic cricket tournament held in the Indian subcontinent. Vadodara has added another feather to its already brimming owing to its Moti Baug cricket stadium, the largest of its kind in the continent of Asia. This stadium too has a mute witness to several historic moments when records were broken and new milestones were set. In fact, it was at this very stadium that Mohammad Azharuddin had set the target of the fastest century when he scored a phenomenal century, out of a mere 62 balls.

The sporting fervor and the passion for cricket is evinced by the numerous cricket stadiums in the city. IPCL owns a private cricket stadium in the city where One Day International matches are frequently organized. Anshuman Gaekwad, Chandu Borde, Nayan Mongia, Kiran More, Atul Bedade, Vijay Hazare, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Connor Williams and Jacob Martin are some of the luminaries from the world of cricket who have hailed from Vadodara.

In fact, the city encourages active participation in sports and different meets right from the junior school level.

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Last Updated on: 8/05/2013