The Cricket Board (BCCI) has decided to invite title sponsorship bids for its international and domestic matches for six months only as it expects to earn considerably more from 2015 when the new Future Tours Programme of the ICC kicks in.
A clinical all-round performance took West Zone to their third successive Deodhar Trophy as they registered a comprehensive 133-run win over North Zone in the final on Thursday.
Out-of-favour India spinner Harbhajan Singh will captain the North Zone team in the Prof. D B Deodhar Trophy limited overs inter zonal knockout tournament to be played at Visakhapatnam from March 23.
All-rounder Abhishek Nayar created history for wrong reasons as he bowled a 17-ball over against South Zone in the semifinals of the Deodhar Trophy at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Guwahati.
A professional batting performance by West Zone helped them clinch the Deodhar Trophy as they cruised to a comfortable five-wicket victory over North Zone in the final here today.
Yusuf Pathan continued his fine run in limited overs format as his smashing half-century helped West Zone crush South by five wickets as they entered the final of the Deodhar Trophy
Half-centuries by senior pro Yuvraj Singh and the talented Unmukt Chand helped North Zone cruise to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Central Zone to enter the Deodhar Trophy final, here on Monday.
Young Baba Aparajith scored his maiden century in limited overs cricket as South Zone beat East by 11 runs in the Deodhar Trophy quarter-final, here on Sunday.
West Zone will be without key players Rohit Sharma and Dhawal Kulkarni in their D B Deodhar Trophy campaign after injuries ruled them out of the one-day tournament, which started today in Guwahati.
Unmukt Chand has been drafted in as the 16th member of the North Zone side for the Deodhar Trophy inter-zonal limited overs tournament.
The 2012-13 edition of the Prof. D.B. Deodhar Trophy will be played from March 10-13 at the Nehru Stadium, Guwahati.
In-form Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffer and Baroda`s Aditya Waghmode have pulled out of the West Zone team for the Prof D B Deodhar Trophy matches to be played in Guwahati this month.
Tamil Nadu`s Dinesh Karthik will lead a 15-member South Zone squad in their quarter-final match against East Zone in the Deodhar Trophy in Guwahati on Sunday.
Bengal`s Wriddhiman Saha has been appointed captain of the East Zone team for the upcoming Deodhar Trophy, scheduled to be played in Guwahati from March 10.
Medium-pacer Munaf Patel will represent West Zone in the Deodhar Trophy inter-zonal one-day tournament scheduled in Guwahati March 10-13.
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