West Zone centres to host Duleep Trophy matches

Published: Thursday, September 15, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:The six-team Duleep Trophy cricket tournament would be conducted in West Zone centres from October 20-November 16, with the five-day final slated to be held in Ahmedabad, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) announced today.

The five zonal outfits, along with the visiting Zimbabwe Cricket Union Chairman XI would be divided into two groups for the league phase of the tournament during which matches would be played over four days, a BCCI release said here.

The group toppers would meet in the five-day final scheduled from November 12.

West Zone would meet South Zone at the Cricket Club of India's Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai from October 20 to kick off the event while Rajkot would play host to the North V/s East tie on the same dates.

Tournament Fixture:

Oct 20-23: Wes Zone v South Zone, Mumbai (CCI).Oct 20-23: North Zone v East Zone, Rajkot.Oct 27-30: South Zone v Central Zone, Surat.Oct 27-30: North Zone v Zimbabwe XI, Mumbai (Wankhede).Nov 4-7: Central Zone v West Zone, Mumbai (CCI).Nov 4-7: East Zone v Zimbabwe XI, Aurangabad.Nov 12-16: Final, Ahmedabad.

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