Duleep Trophy 2013 semi-finals and final to be played in Kochi

A general view of the Jawaharlal Nehru Cricket Stadium in Kochi © Getty Images

Kochi: Sep 27, 2013 

The semi-finals and final of Duleep Trophy cricket tournament 2013 will be held in Kochi next month, Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) officials said on Friday.

“It’s expected that hosting of Duleep Trophy matches will accelerate the decision for making Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium a Test venue too,” KCA President TC Mathew told reporters.

Duleep Trophy matches will start in Chennai on October 3.

The semi-finals will be held from October 10 to 13 and the final from October 17 to 21.

This is for the first time Kerala is hosting Duleep Trophy final. Players like Rohan Prem, Sandeep Warrier and C P Shahid from Kerala have already been selected to represent the South Zone team.