Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has revised the Duleep Trophy programme with a few changes being made to the venues for the matches.
The tournament, featuring the five zones and England Lions team, will be held in West Zone centres as scheduled from Jan 26 to Feb 23, 2008, according to BCCI's Cricket Operations manager Suru Nayak.
''But there are a few changes. The opening tie between North Zone and South Zone will be held at Ahmedabad instead of Vadodara, the East vs South match has been shifted from Ahmedabad to Mumbai and the England Lions vs Central tie has been moved from Mumbai to Vadodara,'' Nayak explained.
The Duleep Trophy schedule (revised): Jan 26-29, 2008: North Zone v South Zone at Ahmedabad and West Zone v Central Zone at Rajkot. Feb 3-6: East v South at Mumbai and England Lions v Central at Vadodara. Feb 11-14: North v East at Rajkot and England Lions v West at Vadodara. Feb 19-23: Finals at Mumbai.
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The semi-final between Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh will be held in New Delhi from Dec 25-29 while Nagpur will host the other semi-final between Railways and Kerala on the same dates.
Plate Schedule: Dec 25-29: Gujarat vs Madhya Pradesh in New Delhi Umpires: I Sivram&HS Sekhon Match Referee: Tushar Arothe; Dec 25-29: Railways vs Kerala at Nagpur Umpires: Sudhir Asnani&Suhas Phadkar Match Referee: Jasbir Singh; Final: Jan 5-9 at CCI, Mumbai Umpires: GA Pratapkumar&CR Mohite Match Referee: D Vasu