Ranji: Bengal meet Railways in quarters
Bengal will meet Railways in their Ranji Trophy quarter-finals at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata from Jan 8.
Mumbai will face Maharashtra while Jammu and Kashmir will play against Punjab in their quarter-final clashes.
The quarter-final draw for the Star Sports Ranji Trophy 2013-14, to be played from Jan 8 to Jan 12 is as follows:
1. Mumbai v Maharashtra - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (to be telecast live)
2. Bengal v Railways - Eden Gardens, Kolkata
3. Karnataka v Uttar Pradesh - M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
4. Punjab v J and K - Motibaug, Baroda
The semi-finals will be played from Jan 18 to Jan 22.
"The winners of games 1 and 2 will play the semi-final at the Holkar Stadium, Indore. The winners of games 3 and 4 will play the semi-final at the PCA Stadium, Mohali," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement on Thursday.
The Mohali semi-final will be telecast live.
Dennis Smith of South Africa will be one of the field umpires in the quarter-final between Mumbai and Maharashtra, and the semi-final at Indore.
He will be travelling to India as part of the Umpire Exchange Programme between the BCCI and CSA.
The Star Sports Ranji Trophy final will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad, from Jan 29 to Feb 2.
(Posted on 02-01-2014)