Indian domestic cricket

BCCI to review Deodhar decision

Cricinfo staff

July 4, 2009

Text size: A | A

Following protests against the scrapping of the Deodhar Trophy tournament, the BCCI has decided to review their decision.

The BCCI had this past week cancelled the Deodhar Trophy for the 2009-10 season due to the tight domestic schedule, but that has not gone down well with irate protesters of the Shiv Sena, a right-wing political party in Mumbai. Sena activists shouted slogans outside the Wankhede Stadium, where the BCCI has its headquarters, claiming the board had insulted the late DB Deodhar, after whom the limited-overs tournament was named.

"The Board has insulted Marathi pride by cancelling the tournament," Sena leader Subhash Desai was quoted as saying by the Times of India on Friday. "If the decision is not reversed, Shiv Sena will not allow a single IPL match in the state."

According to a press release from the BCCI, the schedule of the Deodhar Trophy will be finalised at the board's working committee meeting in August.

The inaugural Deodhar Trophy took place in 1973-74, with an intention to groom Indian cricketers for the then relatively new limited-overs game.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Email Feedback Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
Related Links
Series/Tournaments: India Domestic Season
Teams: India
Country Fixtures Country Results
Tour Game: India A Wmn v SA Women at Bangalore
Nov 22, 2014 (15:00 local | 09:30 GMT | 04:30 EST | 03:30 CST | 01:30 PST)
1st Semi-final: Bengal v Karnataka in India (venue TBA)
Nov 23, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
2nd Semi-final: Odisha v Punjab in India (venue TBA)
Nov 23, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
CA XI v Indians at Adelaide
Nov 24-25, 2014 (10:30 local | 00:00 GMT | 19:00 EST | 18:00 CST | 16:00 PST)
1st ODI: India Women v SA Women at Bangalore
Nov 24, 2014 (15:00 local | 09:30 GMT | 04:30 EST | 03:30 CST | 01:30 PST)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days