About Gujarat Cricket Association
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Gujarat Cricket Association
GCA – The Gujarat Cricket Association was formed in 1934. An initiative by the reputed members gave birth to the governing body for the development and organization of cricket in the Gujarat state with ten districts and a union territory under its wing.
Ahmedabad, Kheda, Anand, Bharuch, Surat, Valsad (Bulsar), Gandhinagar, Banaskantha, Panchmahals, Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli come under GCA’s jurisdiction. The association is a permanent member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and is run by four honorary members and office bearers duly elected every three years by the General Body consisting of 37 members.
The two dynamic personalities of Gujarat Mr. Amit Shah and Mr. Parimal Nathwawani formed GCA to encourage the love of cricket among fans, develop their skills, and bring out some great talents for the country. They are duly credited for infusing professional attitude among the teams.
Leaders behind the successful GCA formation
The association is led by the dynamic visionary and the current Home Minister of India
– Mr. Amit Shah
The Vice president of GCA – Mr. Parimal Nathwani is also the President of corporate affairs reliance industries limited and Rajya Sabha MP
GCA – Stats and Facts
It is said there are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits on your thinking!
GCA is a firm believer of this and has no limits on providing the best facilities to its players to bring out the best in them. The association has state-of-the-art facilities, world-class infrastructure, indoor stadium, and an ultra-modern gymnasium.
In 2009, Mr. Narendra Modi, the current Prime Minister took the reins of GCA under his hands. He saw the potential in the players which needed a little push and professionalism to accomplish goals and achieve success. It was then he emphasized on appointing professionally qualified support staff with the right mix of infrastructure support and attitude to amp up the team performance. Even former professionals, guest players, and veteran Indian players like Venugopal Rao and Ramesh Powar were invited to boost the spirit.
And from a shaky start,
the journey towards successful winnings had begun…
During this period, team Gujarat needed a leader who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. This is where Gujarat was blessed with a star player Parthiv Patel under whose leadership Gujarat blossomed and won Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 in 2014-15 followed by Vijay Hazare 50-overs competition.
Patel even led the Gujarat side in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy and won its first trophy beating 41 times champion team – Mumbai. This victory made Patel the first captain and Gujarat the first team to record a hat trick and win all three domestic titles.
Parthiv Patel is one star player of which India and Gujarat are still proud of! He has even played for team India in many matches and has shown a commendable performance in the T20 matches. Gujarat also produced other great players like Axar Patel and Jasprit Bumrah who have earned their respective fame at the international level.
The Motera Stadium!
GCA is also a proud owner of one of the finest cricketing venues in India.
Gujarat’s Historic Sardar Patel Stadium, famous by ‘The Motera Stadium’ is one of the finest cricketing venues in the country. A host to more than 35 international games and a testament record-breaking wins, iconic matches, and lots more.
Established in 1982 with a seating capacity of mere 49,000, this historic stadium is now getting its makeover and is all set to become the world’s largest cricket stadium with a seating capacity of 1.10 Lakh fans.