Deodhar Trophy

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Deodhar Trophy
Countries India
FormatList A cricket
First edition1973-74
Latest edition2019-20
Tournament formatRound Robin and Finals
Number of teams3
Current championIndia B (2nd title)
Most successfulNorth Zone (13 titles)

The Deodhar Trophy is a List A cricket competition in Indian domestic cricket. It is named after Prof. D. B. Deodhar (known as the Grand Old Man of Indian cricket) and is a 50-over knockout competition played on an annual basis among the 3 national level teams - India A, India B and India C. India B are the current champions, winning the 2019-20 after defeating India C by 51 runs in the final.[1]

History and format[edit]

The competition was introduced in 1973-74 season as an inter-zonal tournament. From 1973–74 to 2014–15, two zonal teams played in a quarter-final, with the winner joining the other three zonal teams in the semi-finals. From there, it was a simple knockout tournament. From 2015–16 to 2017-18, the winners of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, India A and India B play each other in a round-robin format. The top two teams progress to the finals.

From 2018–19, India A, India B and India C play each other in a round-robin format. The top two teams progress to the finals.

Past winners[edit]

Season Winner[2]
1974-75 South Zone
1975-76 West Zone
1976-77 Central Zone
1977-78 North Zone
1978-79 South Zone
1979-80 West Zone
1980-81 South Zone
1981-82 South Zone
1982-83 West Zone
1983-84 West Zone
1984-85 West Zone
1985-86 West Zone
1986-87 North Zone
1987-88 North Zone
1988-89 North Zone
1989-90 North Zone
1990-91 West Zone
1991-92 South Zone
1992-93 East Zone
1993-94 East Zone
1994-95 Central Zone
1995-96 North Zone
1996-97 East Zone
1997-98 North Zone
1998-99 Central Zone
1999-2000 North Zone
2000-01 South Zone and
Central Zone (shared)
2001-02 South Zone
2002-03 North Zone
2003-04 East Zone
2004-05 North Zone
2005-06 North Zone
2006-07 West Zone
2007-08 Central Zone
2008-09 West Zone
2009-10 North Zone
2010-11 North Zone
2011-12 West Zone
2012-13 West Zone
2013-14 West Zone
2014-15 East Zone
2015-16 India A
2016-17 Tamil Nadu
2017-18 India B
2018-19 India C
2019-20 India B

See also[edit]


  1. ^ RanchiNovember 4, Rohan Sen; November 4, 2019UPDATED:; Ist, 2019 17:07. "Deodhar Trophy final: India B ride on Kedar Jadhav, Shahbaz Nadeem show to beat India C". India Today. Retrieved 2019-11-06.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. ^ "Deodhar Trophy". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 October 2018.

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