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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
Tournament format Knock out
Number of teams 5
Current champion Tamil Nadu
Most successful North Zone (13 titles)
Website BCCI
2017–18 Deodhar Trophy

Tamil Nadu is the current champion of the competition (2016-17). North Zone has won the tournament a record 13 times.


From 193-74 till 2014-15 Two teams play in a quarter-final match, with the winner progressing to the semi-finals, and meet with the remaining 3 teams. From then, it is a simple knockout tournament.

From 2015-16 Three Teams play each other in league matches and the top two of the three teams after the league stages clash in the finals.

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