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The Deodhar Trophy is a List A cricket competition in Indian domestic cricket. It is named after Prof. D. B. Deodhar (known as the Grand Old Man of Indian cricket) and is a 50-over knockout competition played on an annual basis among the 5 zonal teams - North Zone, South Zone, East Zone, West Zone and Central Zone. The competition was introduced in 1973-74 season and was realigned in the 2015-16 season with the winners of Vijay Hazare Trophy playing two teams – India A and India B – selected by the BCCI.

Deodhar Trophy
Countries  India
Administrator BCCI
Format List A cricket
First tournament 1973-74
Last tournament 2017-18
Tournament format Knock out
Number of teams 3
Current champion India B
Most successful North Zone (13 titles)
Website BCCI

India B are the defending champions after defeating Karnataka in the 2017–18 Deodhar Trophy final.[1] North Zone have won the tournament a record 13 times.



From 1973–74 to 2014–15, two zonal teams played in a quarter-final, with the winner joining the other three zonal teams in the semi-finals. From there, it was a simple knockout tournament.

From 2015–16, the winners of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, India A and India B play each other in a Round-robin format. The top two teams progress to the finals.


  1. ^ "All-round India B take Deodhar title". Wisden India. 8 March 2018. 

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