Last Update on: April 10th, 2023 at 03:33 pm
The Deodhar Trophy, one of India’s oldest and most famous cricket competitions, will return to the domestic calendar in 2023-24. The competition was put on hold for three years because of Covid-19, but it will now take place from July 24 to August 3.
The BCCI provided the schedule, which the Times of India obtained. The return of the Deodhar Trophy, which is recognized for showcasing some of India’s greatest domestic talent, will be eagerly anticipated by cricket fans and players alike. The resumption of the competition is a great indication of Indian cricket’s post-pandemic resurgence, and it will undoubtedly be a widely awaited event.
The D.B. Deodhar Trophy, a List-A domestic cricket tournament, is poised to return to its zonal structure for the first time since 2014-15, with six zones fighting for the title. The competition was last played in October-November 2019 amongst the India A, B, and C teams, with India B winning by 51 runs in the finals.
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The return to the zonal structure will bring back regional rivalries and provide a platform for players to display their talents in front of national selectors. The D.B. Deodhar Trophy has been played since the 1973-74 season and is named after former Indian cricket captain D.B. Deodhar, who was noted for his efforts as a player, coach, and administrator in Indian cricket.
BCCI’s tentative schedule for the 2023-24 domestic season:
The BCCI has announced a tentative schedule for the upcoming domestic cricket season. The season will commence with the Duleep Trophy in late June and will be followed by the Deodhar Trophy. The Irani Cup will be played in October, followed by the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for the T20 format and the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the 50-over competition.
The Ranji Trophy, considered to be the most prestigious domestic tournament in India, will bring the season to a close, from January to March 2024. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will run parallel to the 50-over World Cup.