Duleep Trophy to kick off India's earliest ever domestic season on June 28
Deodhar Trophy, the inter-zonal 50-over tournament, returns after a gap of three years
In the earliest start ever for an Indian domestic season, the Duleep Trophy - the inter-zonal first-class competition - will kick off the 2023-24 calendar on June 28, while the Deodhar Trophy - the inter-zonal 50-over tournament - returns after a gap of three years. The season, comprising 1846 matches, will end with the Ranji Trophy, which will run from January 5 to March 14.
The Duleep Trophy and Deodhar Trophy will be played across six zones - Central, South, North, East, West and North-East. The Irani Cup, which will be played between defending Ranji Trophy champions Saurashtra and Rest of India, will begin on October 1.
The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the domestic T20 tournament, will start on October 16 and run till November 6, while the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the 50-over tournament, will be played between November 23 and December 15. Both tournaments will have 38 teams, divided into two groups of seven teams and three groups of eight teams.