Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
|Administrator||Board of Control for Cricket in India|
|Tournament format||Round robin then knock out|
|Number of teams||27|
|Current champion||Karnataka state cricket association (1st title)|
|Most successful||Baroda (2 titles)|
Gujarat (2 titles)
|2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy|
The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is a Twenty20 cricket domestic championship in India, organized by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), among the teams from Ranji Trophy. The 2008-09 season was the inaugural season for this trophy. It is named after a famous Indian cricketer, Syed Mushtaq Ali. In June 2016, the BCCI announced that the championship would be scrapped and replaced with a zonal-based competition. The next season, BCCI reverted back to the include all domestic teams.
BCCI launched its own state structure in 2006-07 season with 27 Ranji teams divided in 5 Zones with the name of Inter-State T20 Championship which was renamed and relaunched as the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Winners and Runners up of each Zone qualify for the knockout stage. In 2012-13 season, the knockout stage was replaced with a Super League where Zonal Winners and Runners up are divided into 2 groups and the winner of each group played the final. In 2015-16 season, the teams didn't compete on Zonal basis, and were drawn into 4 groups, unlike the previous seasons. In 2016-17 season, Combined Zonal teams played the super league instead of Zonal Winners.
After 9 new teams were included into Domestic structure in 2018-19 season, the zonal system is abolished and teams are drawn into 5 groups with Group winners and runners up qualifying for Super League. The 10 teams are divided into two groups and the Super League Group Winners play the Final.
The competition features all 37 Domestic Teams of India.
|Inter-State T20 Championship|
|Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy|
|2016/17||East Zone||Central Zone|
|Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament|
|Most Trophy wins||2||Baroda, Gujarat|
|Most consecutive wins||14||Karnataka|
|Most consecutive defeats||22||Jammu & Kashmir|
|Largest margin of victory (by runs)||By 112 runs||Delhi||Gujarat|
|Largest margin of victory (by wickets)||By 10 wicket||Jharkhand||Tripura|
|Largest margin of victory (by balls)||By 100 balls||Jharkhand||Tripura|
Highest team score
|233/3||Gujarat||Kerala||Emerald High School Ground||Indore||2013|||
|219/4||Bengal||Tripura||Tata Digwadih Stadium||Dhanbad||2009|||
|215/5||Maharashtra||Mumbai||Sardar Patel Stadium||Ahmedabad||2013|||
Lowest team score
|30||Tripura||Jharkhand||Tata Digwadih Stadium||Dhanbad||2009|||
|58||Bengal||Tamil Nadu||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium||Hyderabad||2012|||