1993 Hero Cup

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Hero Cup
Eden Gardens.jpg
Eden Gardens, venue for the Knockout stage of the tournament
Administrator(s) Cricket Association of Bengal
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin, Knockout
Host(s)  India
Champions  India
Participants 5
Matches played 13
Man of the Series Mohammad Azharuddin
Most runs India Mohammad Azharuddin (311)
Most wickets West Indies Cricket Board Winston Benjamin (14)

The Hero Cup was an International Cricket tournament played in India in 1993 to commemorate the Cricket Association of Bengal's diamond jubilee. India, Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa and Zimbabwe took part in the multi-nation tournament. India beat West Indies in the finals of the tournament to win the Hero Cup.[1] Hero Cup was the first cricket event to be sponsored by Hero Honda.[2]

Notable efforts[edit]

Notable cricketing contributions include Sachin Tendulkar's match winning last over for India against South Africa in the Semi-finals (also the first match under lights at the Eden Gardens),[3] Anil Kumbles 6/12 for India against the West Indies in the final – a match winning effort and then the best bowling figures by an Indian in limited overs cricket,[4] Sanath Jayasuria opening the batting for the first time for Sri Lanka[5] and Jonty Rhodes's world record five catches for South Africa against the West Indies.[6]

Winning Team[edit]

India won the tournament beating the west indies.

Winning Team of 1993 Hero Cup – Cricket

Controversies[edit]

Two of the matches involved crowd trouble, first in Ahmedabad, where crowd trouble interrupted play and in Calcutta, where a firecracker exploded in West Indian Keith Arthurtons face.[1]

Hero Cup was the first tournament to be broadcast live on a satellite channel, Star TV.[7][8] Until the Hero Cup in 1993, state terrestrial broadcaster Doordarshan had a monopoly on broadcast of cricket matches in India. Doordarshan claimed violation of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 act, claiming the broadcast right was public property and had to be uplinked from India (Star TV uplinks from Hong Kong).[7] The matter went up to the Supreme Court in 1995, which held that broadcast rights could not be treated as public property.[8]

Fixtures[edit]

Venues[edit]

Ten different venues were used for each of the ten league games, with the semi-finals and finals being held at Calcutta.[9]

1993 Hero Cup is located in India
Green Park (Kanpur)
Green Park (Kanpur)
Wankhede (Bombay)
Wankhede (Bombay)
Chinnaswamy (Bangalore)
Chinnaswamy (Bangalore)
Brabourne (Bombay)
Brabourne (Bombay)
Moin-ul-Haq (Patna)
Moin-ul-Haq (Patna)
Motera (Ahmedabad)
Motera (Ahmedabad)
Nehru (Indore) (Indore)
Nehru (Guwahati) (Guwahati)
Nehru (Guwahati) (Guwahati)
Lal Bahadur Shastri (Hyderabad)
PCA (Mohali)
PCA (Mohali)
Eden Gardens (Calcutta)
Eden Gardens (Calcutta)
Cricket grounds which hosted the Hero Cup

Points Table[edit]

Points table at the end of the tournament:[10]