Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III

Motibaug Cricket Ground


Baroda owns its own first-class cricket team that competes at the national level and also, the oldest cricket ground in Asia. The Baroda cricket team is believed to have won the Ranji Trophy championship 6 times. 

Vadodara also has a couple of large-sized swimming pools at Lal Baug and Sardar Baug which have become learning centers of swimming for lots of students from different schools in and around the city.

Vadodara also holds International Marathon every year. It became the first non-metro city of India to have held a Marathon of such a large scale and success. In 2012, Vadodara Marathon was granted a National Half marathon status with over 41,500 Participants.