Deodhar Trophy 2011

Cricket is like a craze in India. There is a pool of extraordinary cricketing talent in the country. You can observe this talent in umpteen tournaments held at the district and state level every year. The domestic level cricket of the country is full of plethora of talents. The trophies like Ranji, Duleep and Irani are able to nourish the players at a primary level before stepping into the international arena of cricket. Apart from this, BCCI organizes several other tournaments and series to keep the domestic cricket of India alive and active. One such tournament is the Deodhar trophy. Read on to explore more about this domestic cricket tournament in the country.
Launched in 1973-74 season, the Deodhar Trophy is the one-day equivalent of the Ranji Trophy in India's domestic cricket. The Deodhar Trophy, named after the grand old man of Indian Cricket - the Late Prof. D. B. Deodhar, is a played on league basis among the 5 zonal teams - North, South, East, West and Central Zone. The first Deodhar trophy match played between South Zone and East Zone was the first recorded one-day match in the country, where South Zone emerged victorious by 6 wickets.


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