|Format||List A cricket|
|Tournament format||Knock out|
|Number of teams||5|
|Current champion||Tamil Nadu|
|Most successful||North Zone (13 titles)|
|2016–17 Deodhar Trophy|
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 5 zonal teams - North Zone, South Zone, East Zone, West Zone and Central Zone. The competition was introduced in 1973-74 season and was realigned in the 2015-16 season with the winners of Vijay Hazare Trophy playing two teams India A and India B selected by the BCCI
Tamil Nadu is the current champion of the competition (2016-17). North Zone has won the tournament a record 13 times.
From 193-74 till 2014-15 Two teams play in a quarter-final match, with the winner progressing to the semi-finals, and meet with the remaining 3 teams. From then, it is a simple knockout tournament.
From 2015-16 Three Teams play each other in league matches and the top two of the three teams after the league stages clash in the finals.