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The Challenger Trophy, a day-night limited-overs tournament featuring the best talent available, was introduced by the BCCI in 1994-95. The competition features three sides - India Seniors [India Blue], India A [India Red] and India B [India Green]. For first few years the three teams were picked on merit, but the emphasis shifted to selecting three well-matched teams, a move that resulted in closer and more popular matches.
From 1998-99 the tournament was known as the N K P Salve Challenger Trophy and it is now officially called Challenger Series, for the N K P Salve Trophy.
|1998-99||India A / India B|
|2006-07||India Blue / India Red|
|2011-12||India Green/India Red|
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Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
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