Deodhar Trophy is set to be back after a gap of four years in the Indian domestic cricket for the 2023-24 season. The Indian cricket season is preparing to begin a new chapter with the successful end of the Indian Premier League and the World Test Championship, which will be followed by two exciting inter-zonal events, the Duleep Trophy and the Deodhar Trophy. The locations and other essential details for both events have been made official by the BCCI.
Bangalore will host the famous Duleep Trophy, which stands out by its multi-day format, starting on June 28 and ending on July 16. To win the prestigious trophy, six zonal teams: North, South, West, East, Central, and North East, will play in a knockout format. They will be given a shot into the semifinals as a nod to the South and West teams that won the championship the year prior. The last four teams will face off in two exciting quarterfinal games, with the winners moving on to the semifinals. Finalists will compete for the Duleep Trophy in the final
Abey Kuruvilla, the BCCI’s General Manager of Game Development, has given the zonal teams until June 15 to make decisions on their squads before the tournament begins. The teams are required to choose a zonal selection committee and a zonal convenor to direct the meeting and give the Board regular updates. The role of choosing support staff, such as a manager, coach, physiotherapist, trainer, performance analyzer, masseuse, and trainer, was additionally assigned to the zonal convenors.
Kuruvilla emphasized the significant of adherence to the guidelines set forth by stating, “All Zonal Convenors are requested to conduct their respective selection committee meetings and submit the squad, including players and support staff, as per the above guidelines on or before Thursday.”
Deodhar Trophy To begin After Duleep Trophy
The West Zone selection committee meeting is expected to take place in Ahmedabad on Thursday, with former India Test player Raju Kulkarni officiating as the convenor.
The Duleep Trophy will be played at Puducherry along with the widely anticipated one-day 50-over Deodhar Trophy matches. Even though the tournament’s specific dates haven’t been made public, BCCI insiders disclosed that they are currently planning on starting it on July 24 and ending it on August 3. The Deodhar Trophy, which was most recently played in 2019, is expected to provide thrilling cricket action to fans.
The matches between the zonal teams are keenly anticipated by both spectators and players as the Indian cricket calendar leads up to the Duleep Trophy and Deodhar Trophy. These tournaments offer players an opportunity to show off their abilities as players.
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