It is the turn of the farmers of the state to face difficulties from time to time. It was the turn of the farmers to face losses due to heavy rains in the monsoon. At that time, some farmers in Ahmedabad were giving up farming and making money by turning their farms into cricket grounds. Farmers are renting the cricket ground on an hourly basis.
According to the report, youngsters from Bopal, Shilaj, Science City and Gandhinagar in Ahmedabad are very fond of playing cricket. Seeing the growing craze of cricket among the youth, some farmers of Ahmedabad have turned their farms into cricket grounds. Farmers are renting out the cricket grounds built on the farm on an hourly basis. So they are earning much better than farming. The rent for a ground is Rs 1,500 per hour and the rent for a day is Rs 15,000. For just Rs 15,000, players get the facility to play cricket in the yellow field.
Not one but 50 farms near Ahmedabad city have become cricket grounds. Importantly, the place where the farmers have built the cricket ground at present. Farmers were cultivating the land. But now the cricket grounds are making good money for the farmers without farming. The ground is rented from 5 to 7 thousand rupees from Monday to Friday. Holidays i.e. on Saturdays and Sundays the fare is 12 to 15 thousand rupees. Corporate cricket is also played on these grounds. It is also said that more than 500 youngsters come to the cricket ground in Science City, Thaltej and Shilj area of Ahmedabad every day to play matches. Some cricket lovers charge less than the youngsters or sometimes charge only Rs 1,500 for maintenance.
In this regard, the owner of a cricket ground said that years ago, this place was used for farming. Then here became the ground. Here comes the local player to play the match. That is why a plaster pitch has been prepared in the ground. However, the Patel Samaj’s night cricket tournament is also held at this ground once a year. In which cricket lovers are often given the ground for free.