The state of gujarat, known for its industrial progress and business mindset, stands out in the realm of cricket with the presence of three cricket associations, a unique situation unlike any other state in the country. While most states have only one cricket association, gujarat boasts Saurashtra, gujarat, and Baroda as its three cricket associations.

Historically, Baroda holds the distinction of being the first cricket association in gujarat, established by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaikwad-3 in 1934. With a rich history spanning 90 years, Baroda has produced legendary cricketers like vijay hazare and operates from the centre of vadodara city.

The other two cricket associations in gujarat are Saurashtra and Gujarat. Saurashtra has contributed notable players to the national team, including ravindra jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara. gujarat has seen players like parthiv patel and Munaf patel making significant contributions on the national stage.

Gujarat's cricketing landscape is complemented by impressive stadiums, including the world's largest cricket stadium, the narendra modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, with a capacity of over one lakh spectators. rajkot serves as the hub for Saurashtra's cricket, while vadodara, home to the Baroda cricket Association (BCA), recently inaugurated a new stadium with a seating capacity of 35 thousand, costing 215 crores.

The growth of cricket in gujarat is further evident with the formation of the gujarat Titans, a franchise in the indian Premier League (IPL). The team, which emerged victorious in its debut season and secured runner-up status in the second, uses vadodara cricket Stadium as its home ground.

Surat, another city in gujarat, houses Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, currently considered a second-tier field. However, there are prospects of upgrading the stadium, given Surat's prominence as a business-oriented city, particularly in the diamond industry. The unique scenario of having three cricket associations in gujarat reflects the state's passion and commitment to the sport.

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