Brief History of BCA
The foundation of cricket in Baroda was laid down by Late Shri Sayajirao Maharaja of Baroda in the year 1934 at the picturesque Motibaug Ground & it got it’s nod of affiliation to Cricket Board in India in the year 1937.
Baroda has produced many Cricketers of International Level in the past such as Late Capt.VS Hazare, Late G Kishanchand,Late JM Ghorpade & in the present generation Shri DK Gaekwad,Shri Chadu Borde,Shri Kiran More,Shri Anshuman Gaekwad,Shri Nayan Mongia Currently we have Shri Irfan Pathan,Shri Yusuf Pathan and Shri Zaheer Khan who has recently opted to play for Mumbai. There are also young players like Shri Pinal Shah, Shri Ajitesh Argal who are knocking the doors of International Cricket.
At present we have about 6 to 7 grounds at our disposal which are in extremely good condition & some of the 1st class games & BCCI Junior Tournaments & domestic tournament are being played on these grounds.
We have hosted many International & ODI games from the inception till this date.
It is also noteworthy to mention here that Late Maharaja Fatesinhrao Gaekwad was President of the Board from 1963 to 1965 & had gone to England as a Manager of Indian Team in the year 1952 & later was sent to Pakistan as a Manager to create good-will between the two countries & played an important role in establishing good relations.
Baroda Cricket Association is showing good progress in the area of Cricket & recently we are going to the grass root level of various villages of Baroda Dist. & are confident that within a year or two which will help us to produce good Cricketers of National Level. We have also set up ‘Women’s Cricket Wing’ & are planning to impart scientific coaching to these players.
In short we are on a progressive path as far as Cricket is concerned & are confident that with the encouragement & cooperation which we are getting from BCCI, we will leave no stone unturned in years to come.