11 Updates
Irani Trophy comes full circle
Photo Credit: SAJJAD QAYYUM, Getty Images

Irani Trophy comes full circle

Feb 5 2013, 7:22am CST | by

Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) The Irani Cup will come full circle when Mumbai, reigning Ranji Trophy champions, take on the Rest of India at the Wankhede Stadium here Feb 6-10.

Mumbai, Feb 5 — The Irani Cup will come full circle when Mumbai, reigning Ranji Trophy champions, take on the Rest of India at the Wankhede Stadium here Feb 6-10. The annual fixture was instituted...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Irani Trophy comes full circle

Feb 5 2013, 7:22am CST | by

Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) The Irani Cup will come full circle when Mumbai, reigning Ranji Trophy champions, take on the Rest of India at the Wankhede Stadium here Feb 6-10.

Mumbai, Feb 5 — The Irani Cup will come full circle when Mumbai, reigning Ranji Trophy champions, take on the Rest of India at the Wankhede Stadium here Feb 6-10.

The annual fixture was instituted in 1959-60 to commemorate the silver jubilee of the Ranji Trophy. The idea was to have the Ranji Trophy winners play the Rest of India, after the conclusion of the national championship.

The trophy to be awarded to the winning side was named after Z.R. Irani, who served the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as treasurer (1928-29 to 1945-46), vice-president (1963-64 and 1964-65) and president (1966-67 to 1968-69).

After the inaugural match in 1959-60 between Mumbai and the Rest of India, there was no game in 1960-61 and 1961-62. The encounter was revived in 1962-63. There was no match in 1964-65 and the match was then shifted to the beginning of the subsequent season.

Accordingly, Mumbai, the Ranji Trophy winners in 1964-65, played Rest of India at the start of the 1965-66 season. This practice continued till the 2011-12 season after which it was decided to return to the original format.

From now on, the Irani Cup game will be played annually between the same season's Ranji Trophy winners and the Rest of India, as was the case in 1959-60, 1962-63 and 1963-64.

Wednesday's match will be the 51st Irani Cup fixture and the second of the 2012-13 season. The Rest of India beat Rajasthan, the 2011-12 Ranji Trophy winners, in the previous game.

Rest of India have won the Irani Cup 24 times and have shared the trophy twice. They shared it with Mumbai in 1965-66, in what was the first Irani Cup game to be played at the start of the season. There was no game in 1979-80 but the Rest of India were declared joint winners with Delhi, the 1978-79 Ranji Trophy winners.

Mumbai have won the title 14 times.

The following are the other winners: Karnataka (Four times), Delhi (Twice [plus one joint title with the Rest of India in 1979-80, although the match was not played]), Railways (Twice), Haryana (Once), Hyderabad (Once) and Tamil Nadu (Once).

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

9 hours ago

The Elias Go-Pro Show : India 2

Oct 31 2014 10:37am CDT | Source: Transworld Snowboarding

Earlier this week we caught a view of Elias Elhardt's backcountry line from Kashmir, now enjoy now the full edit from India. The post The Elias Go-Pro Show : India 2 appeared first on Transworld Snowboa ...
Source: Transworld Snowboarding   Full article at: Transworld Snowboarding
 

 
Update
10

14 hours ago

Robert Pires' Son Theo Skips Past Dad to Score Goal in India

Oct 31 2014 5:52am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Theo Pires might be an Arsenal legend in the making, given the way he skips past his dad Robert Pires on the grass in India. The 41-year-old has been playing in the Indian Super League, and he brought his family along with him. His wife Jessica filmed the clip, with seven-year-old son Theo providing the star turn.  Arsene Wenger, sign him up... [Jessica Pires, Instagram, h/ ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
9

1 day ago

England name Champions Trophy squad

Oct 30 2014 10:58am CDT | Source: BBC Sport

England name a squad of 18 players for the Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar, India, ...
Source: BBC Sport   Full article at: BBC Sport
 

 
Update
8

1 day ago

Rohit showed total recovery from injury - Bangar

Oct 30 2014 8:45am CDT | Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo

Sanjay Bangar, India assistant coach, said that Rohit Sharma's 142 against the Sri Lankans in a warm-up match on Thursday showed that the Mumbai batsman had fully recovered from the finger injury that had sidelined him for more than two m ...
Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo   Full article at: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo
 

 
Update
7

1 day ago

Broad confident of World Cup fitness

Oct 30 2014 8:45am CDT | Source: Espn.co.uk

Stuart Broad believes he is on track to return for England in the one-day triangular series with Australia and India ahead of the World Cup ...
Source: Espn.co.uk   Full article at: Espn.co.uk
 

 
Update
5

1 day ago

Broad confident of World Cup fitness

Oct 30 2014 7:25am CDT | Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo

Stuart Broad believes he is on track to return for England in the one-day triangular series with Australia and I ...
Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo   Full article at: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo
 

 
Update
4

1 day ago

Tata Steel to sponsor field hockey's Champions Trophy

Oct 30 2014 5:15am CDT | Source: Sportcal.com

Tata Steel to sponsor field hockey's Champions T ...
Source: Sportcal.com   Full article at: Sportcal.com
 

 
Update
3

1 day ago

CB Rewind: Mahendra Singh Dhoni at his belligerent best

Oct 30 2014 3:52am CDT | Source: Cricbuzz

On October 31st, 2005, Mahendra Singh Dhoni took the attack to the Sri Lankan bowlers and blasted his way to an unbeaten 183 off ju ...
Source: Cricbuzz   Full article at: Cricbuzz
 

 
Update
2

1 day ago

Yuvraj Singh disappointed at not making it into Indian team

Oct 30 2014 1:20am CDT | Source: Cricbuzz

Yuvraj Singh last played for India in a ODI back in Decemb ...
Source: Cricbuzz   Full article at: Cricbuzz
 

 
Update
1

2 days ago

On Star Ripoff

Oct 29 2014 11:35am CDT | Source: Corvette Forum

Just a warning to check your credit card statements for Onstar charges you didnt authorize. Noticed a $29.90 charge from Onstar on my card statement that I dont recall authorizing. Called to find out about it and of course get someone in India who tells me its a monthly charge. So I say to cancel it and then I get to speak to a native english speaker who says my 6 month trial is over and tries to sell me over my objections, first 29.90 then 19.99 and then 9.99. Hate that crap. Will ne ...
Source: Corvette Forum   Full article at: Corvette Forum
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Koji Uerhara Signs 2-Year, $18M Deal With Boston Red Sox
Koji Uerhara Signs 2-Year, $18M Deal With Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox signed closer Koji Uerhara to a two-year, $18 million deal on Oct. 30.
 
 
Lahiri hoping for memorable debut at WGC-HSBC Champions
Shanghai, Oct 31 (IANS) India's Anirban Lahiri will be hoping for a memorable debut when he takes his place among the game's elite at next week's $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions.
 
 
Corinthians, Fluminense to meet Bundesliga pair in Florida Cup
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 31 (IANS) Brazilian football clubs Corinthians and Fluminense will compete against Germany's Bayer Leverkusen and FC Koln in the Florida Cup in January.
 
 
Rio launches Olympic stadium tender
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 31 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro has launched a tender for a 52 million-real (about $21.8 million) revamp of the city's 2016 Olympic athletics stadium.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Canada suspends issuance of visas to Ebola-hit African countries
Ottawa, Nov 1 (IANS) Canada has suspended issuance of visas to residents of West African countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of Ebola virus disease, a media report said Friday. The Canadian...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Sheen keen to return to 'Two and a Half Men'
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen says he is open to a return to popular TV show "Two and a Half Men". Sheen, who was was fired from the sitcom in March 2011 after a series of negative headlines, says he...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
14 killed in Honduras bus crash
Tegucigalpa, Nov 1 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and scores injured when a bus carrying them plunged into a ravine in western Honduras, media reports said Friday. The accident, which occurred early in the day...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US urges peaceful transition of power in Burkina Faso
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The US Friday called for a "peaceful" transition of power in Burkina Faso, but refused to label the military's take-over as a coup. "We underscored our commitment to peaceful transitions of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
'Interstellar' about bonds of love: Jessica Chastain
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain says that her forthcoming science fiction "Interstellar" is also about fathers and the bonds of love. In the movie, she plays Matthew McConaughey's character's...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Chinese unmanned lunar orbiter returns home
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) China succeeded Saturday in the world's first mission to the Moon and back, becoming the third nation to do so after the former Soviet Union and the US. The test lunar orbiter, nicknamed "Xiaofei...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Avril Lavigne feels 'a bit lost'
Avril Lavigne feels ''a bit lost'' amid rumors her marriage to Chad Kroeger is on the rocks. The 'Here's to Never Growing Up' singer, who recently celebrated her 30th birthday without her husband, reportedly thinks her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Scott Disick is battling severe anxiety
Scott Disick admits his anxiety makes him ''literally want to jump out of my skin.'' The 31-year-old reality TV star - whose longtime girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian is set to give birth to their third child in December...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Demi Lovato wants to be 'sexier' this Halloween
Demi Lovato says working out has boosted her confidence. The 22-year-old singer, who sought treatment for a number of issues, including an eating disorder, in rehab in late 2010, is planning to wear a ''sexier''...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Usher's son is his toughest critic
Usher's son doesn't think he's a great singer. The 'She Came To Give It To You' hitmaker admits his youngest child, Nayvid, five, is very critical of his performances. The 36-year-old star said: ''He doesn't care about...
Read more on Celebrity Balla