In the annals of history of cricket, role, contribution, achievements and spirit of Saurashtrians have carved a glorious niche. Those were the days when Amarsinh and Ramji, though from an ordinary background, made an extraordinary contribution to cricket with an extraordinary game. Princely stalwarts Jam Ranjitsingh and Duleepsingh and thereafter Vinoo Mankad earned name and fame internationally. They were legendary cricketers and had added colourful feathers to the glory of national and international cricket.
It is a matter of pride, pleasure and privilege that even after the decades of that legendary era, Saurashtrians still continue to contribute significantly to the prestige and popularity of Indian cricket. In fact, cricket is the soul and spirit, a matter of pride and passion for Saurashtrians and enjoys a central place in their love for sports. It captivates the zeal and interest of the people of every age.
The regional body Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) has explored fully such spirit, such interest, such passion and an admirable talent to promote and popularise cricket at local, regional, national and international levels. SCA is fully committed to promote cricket and the budding cricketers in the best possible manner and to strengthen infra-structural facilities of all affiliated associations.
Saurashtra Cricket Association and Governing Body of SCA strongly believe and committed in world class Cricketing infrastructure in the region.
With the efforts and endeavour of Niranjan Shah and with the help, support and co-operation of the members of governing body, SCA has successfully and efficiently hosted and managed prestigious One Day International matches as well as T20 international match and IPL matches at Rajkot. Besides, SCA has been managing effectively on a regular basis several popular domestic tournaments and league matches.
It is immense pride for all of us in Saurashtra Cricket Association that BCCI selected our Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium as Test Centre. It is indeed matter of pride and privilege to have Test Match being played in Rajkot. It is dream come true. Being test centre is ultimate prestige for any Cricket Association.
Thus Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium is now centre for all formats of domestic, national and international Cricket.
Intex Technologies have selected Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium as home ground of their IPL team "Gujarat Lions". Saurashtra Cricket Association successfully and appreciably hosted five IPL matches of Gujarat Lions.
SCA's ultra-modern and state-of-the-art Cricket Stadium of international standard and Sports Complex is a unique and a very special gift to the sports loving people of Saurashtra.