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 3 national level teams - India A, India B and India C. India C are the current champions, winning the 2018-19 after defeating India B by 29 runs in the final.
|Format||List A cricket|
|Tournament format||Round Robin and Finals|
|Number of teams||3|
|Current champion||India C (1st title)|
|Most successful||North Zone (13 titles)|
History and formatEdit
The competition was introduced in 1973-74 season as a inter-zonal tournament. 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 to 2017-18, 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.
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