Inter-State T20 Championship - After India became another member of the ICC Twenty20 and played its first international T20 against South Africa, BCCI launched its own state structure in 2006-07 season, with 27 Ranji teams divided in 5 Zones. The final was played between Punjab and Tamil Nadu, which the latter won by 2 wickets and 2 balls remaining, thereby becoming the only ever winner of this series. In this series, Rohit Sharma also became the only ever Indian to register a T20 century for Mumbai against Gujarat. The competition was later replaced by a franchise-based IPL. In the 2008-09 season, an inaugural tournament between state teams will replace the Inter-State Championship and will be played with teams divided into two groups on zonal basis. The winners of the two groups will meet in an all-star finals and winner will take home the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
The teams that took part and will take part in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy are