Duleep Trophy has been withdrawn from its calendar due to to packed scheduled

Highlights: 

  • On 20 July 2015,the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has scrapped  Duleep Trophy ,the over five-decade old domestic trophy from its calendar due to packed schedule.
  • The Duleep Trophy was a first-class cricket tournament played between teams representing geographical zones of the country. 
  • It was held for the first time in 1961-62. 
  • It was played on regional format and five regions representing the whole country participated in it. 
  • The BCCI scrapped this trophy primarily due to packed schedule of Indian domestic cricket. 
  • It also changed the formats of the limited overs tournaments like Deodhar Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy in an attempt to experiment with the upcoming domestic season while.