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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy starts Sunday

Posted on Mar 16, 09:33PM | IBNS

Mumbai, Mar 16 : The fifth edition of the Airtel Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the Inter-state domestic T20 competition, will commence on Sunday.

The tournament will be played in the league-cum-knockout format.

The intra-zonal leagues will be played from Mar 17 to 22 at the following venues:

North Zone:

Ch. Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Lahli

TERI Oval, Gurgaon

South Zone:

Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering, Shimoga

Prerana Education Society, Information and Technology, Shimoga

Vishveshwariah Iron and Steel Limited, Bhadravati

East Zone (17 March - 21 March):

Tripura Institute of Technology (Polytechnic Ground), Narsingarh

Maharaja Bir Bikram Stadium, Agartala

West Zone:

Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, Motera - A and B grounds - Ahmedabad

Central Zone:

VCA Stadium, Civil Lines, Nagpur

The All-India knockout, featuring the top two teams from each zone, will be played at Ranchi from Mar 25 to 31.

The previous winners of the tournament are as follows:

2006-07 - Tamil Nadu

2009-10 - Maharashtra

2010-11 - Bengal

2011-12 - Baroda