Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Cricket matches and trophies

  • Deodhar Trophy
    • It is named after Prof. D. B. Deodhar (known as the Grand Old Man of Indian cricket) and is a 50-over one-day competition played on a league basis among the 5 zonal teams - North Zone, South Zone, East Zone, West Zone and Central Zone. The competition was introduced in 1973-74 season with South Zone winning the trophy.
    • The winner of the 2005-06 competition was North Zone for whom this was a record 11th tournament victory.
  • Duleep Trophy
    • The Duleep Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket competition played in India between teams representing geographical zones of India. The competition is named after Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji (also known as "Duleep").
    • The competition was started by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in the 1961-62 season. The inaugural tournament was won by West Zone who defeated South Zone in the final by 10 wickets.
    • From the 2003-04 season onwards, a guest team has competed as a sixth team in the Duleep Trophy.
    • 2006-07 winner North Zone
  • Ranji Trophy
    • The Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between different city and state sides, equivalent to the County Championship in England and the Pura Cup in Australia. The competition is named after Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji (Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, also known as "Ranji").
    • The competition was launched as "The Cricket Championship of India" following a meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India in July 1934, with the first fixtures taking place in 1934-35. The trophy was donated by Bhupinder Singh, the Maharajah of Patiala. The first Ranji Trophy Championship was won by Bombay after they defeated North India in the final. Syed Mohammed Hadi of Hyderabad was the first batsman to score a century in the tournament.
    • 2006-07 winner Mumbai beat Bengal.
  • Irani Trophy
    • The Irani Trophy tournament was conceived during the 1959-60 season to mark the completion of 25 years of the Ranji Trophy championship and was named after the late Z.R. Irani, who was associated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from its inception in 1928, till his death in 1970. The fixture is always played between the previous year's Ranji Trophy winners and the Rest of India Team.
    • The first match, played between the Ranji Trophy champions and the Rest of India was played in 1959-60 with the trophy being instituted in the name of Zal Irani, long time treasurer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and a keen patron of the game. For the first few years, it was played at the fag end of the season. Realizing the importance of the fixture, the BCCI moved it to the beginning of the season. Since 1965-66, it has traditionally heralded the start of the new domestic season.

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