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Gujarat Ipcl Sports Complex Ground
|Location||Vadodra, Gujarat, India|
|Home team||Baroda Cricket Team|
|First Test||Yet to host any test match|
|First ODI||October 28th, 1994: India Vs New Zealand|
|Last ODI||December 4th, 2010: India Vs New Zealand|
|Domestic team||Baroda cricket team|
IPCL Sports Complex Ground or also called the Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd. Sports Complex Ground is Baroda based finest cricket stadium in India. It is in close proximity to the Vadodra city center, approximately 10 kilometers away while is also called as the Reliance Stadium since presently it in under the ownership of Reliance Company. Established in the year 1992, this stadium serves as the home ground to the Baroda Cricket Team.
Vadodra is an abode to some well known Indian cricketers like Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Kiran More, Anshuman Gaekwad, and Vijay Hazare. Till now this stadium has hosted ten ODI matches. Considered as one the four 1st class and 2 international grounds, IPCL Sports Complex Ground is a part of the vast sprawling IPCL complex. The ground of this stadium is maintained by the IPCL and is much preferred for playing cricket matches over the old Moti Bagh Stadiums.
Established in the year 1992, IPCL Sports Complex Ground was set up by the IPCL i.e. Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd. Presently under the ownership of Reliance this stadium is also called the Reliance Stadium in Baroda, Gujarat. Having hosted first One Day International Match on 28th October 1994, between India and New Zealand, IPCL Sports Complex Ground has hosted ten ODIs so far. Earlier this stadium was owned by an industrial unit. The stadium is a part of the IPCL complex which is located just 10 kilometers away from Vadodra city center.
The administration of this ground is very efficient and all thanks to the engagement of the business houses. This stadium hosted its last ODI in 2010, when India conquered New Zealand by nine wickets. Having hosted 10 matches by now, this stadium stands as one of the four 1st class stadiums in Vadodra, besides this stadium has also been a high scoring venue on many occasions. Sachin Tendulkar, one of the legendary batsmen scored three centuries in six of the ODIs that have been played here, while was also awarded with Man of the Match award in three occasions.
How to Reach
IPCL Sports Complex Ground is located in the main heart of the city, however 10 kilometers away from the city center of Vadodra. The visitors who desire visiting this stadium in order to become a part of the audience to watch the match have different accommodation options which are extremely comfortable, offering assorted facilities and services. They are in close proximity to the stadium.
Getting to Vadodra is extremely comfortable and convenient. The closest airport is Ahmadabad airport which is approximately 100 kilometers away from the main city. Travelers can easily board domestic flights like Air Deccan, GoIndigo, Kingfisher, Jet Airways, and Indian Airlines.
Besides the air access, the travelers can also opt for frequent bus and rail services. The main bus station is located at a short distance from the Railway station of Vadodra.
The ground of IPCL Sports Complex Ground is considered to be one of the finest cricket grounds in India. With seating capacity of 15,000 spectators, this stadium is much preferred over the Moti Bagh Stadium for playing ODI matches. It has well equipped dressing room, player’s room, pavilion, and meeting rooms. Since there are no floodlights on the ground of this stadium, night ODI’s cannot be played here.
Noted Events at IPCL Sports Complex Grounds
Some of the noted events that have taken place in IPCL Sports Complex Grounds are listed below:
- The highest score was made by India against West Indies – 341/3.
- The lowest score recorded at this stadium was made by India in a match against Australia – 148 all out in 39.4 over
- The best batting performance on this ground has been recorded by Sachin Tendulkar, who made 422 runs
- The best bowling performance title was bagged by Mitchell Johnson is in which he recorded 5/26 in a match against India
- The most successful team on this ground has been India.
- Gautam Gambhir is known to have his best individual performance by scoring 126 runs.
IPCL Sports Complex Ground undergoes regular repair and maintenance. It is said that the State Government is making efforts to further make this stadium world class. It is ready to sanction funds for revamping the entire look of the stadium. Till now this stadium has excellent ground and is considered as one of the four first-class stadiums in Vadodra.
Famous Centuries at IPCL Sports Complex Grounds