Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Mumbai-Saurashtra final to be played at Wankhede

Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium will host this year’s Ranji Trophy final between Mumbai and Saurashtra, starting on Jan 26 © Getty Images

Mumbai: Jan 21, 2013

Multiple-time champions Mumbai will have the home advantage in the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra as the summit clash would be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from January 26 to 30.

“Mumbai will play Saurashtra in the final of the Airtel Ranji Trophy 2012-13, at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, from 26 January 2013 to 30 January 2013,” BCCI said in statement.

K Hariharan and O Nandan have been appointed the field umpires. Virender Sharma will be the third umpire and Col.Chinmaya Sharma will be the match referee for the clash that will be telecast live.

Saurashtra qualified for the final by virtue of their 229-run win over Punjab in the semi-final, played at Rajkot.

Mumbai made it to the summit clash after taking the first-innings lead in their drawn semi-final against Services at Delhi.

It will be Saurashtra’s first appearance in a Ranji Trophy final in 75 years, and 39-time champion Mumbai’s 44th.