Guwahati, Mar 9 (IBNS) The 2012-13 edition of the Prof. D.B. Deodhar Trophy will be played from Mar 10 to 13 at the Nehru Stadium, Guwahati.
The match-schedule is as follows:
1. 10 March - QF - South Zone vs East Zone
2. 11 March - SF - Central Zone vs North Zone
3. 12 March - SF - West Zone vs Winner of Match No.1
The annual limited-overs competition, featuring the five zonal teams, was instituted in 1973-74.
The winners' trophy was named after Prof. Deodhar, former captain of Maharashtra, and one of India's leading cricketers in the 1920s and 1930s.
The tournament comprised sixty-overs-a-side matches from 1973-74 to 1979-80. The number of overs was reduced to fifty-per-side, in 1979-80. It was a knockout competition till 1992-93.
The league format was adopted from 1993-94 to 1999-00, wherein the five teams played each other once, and a total of ten matches was thus played.