Kerala to host Duleep Trophy 2013 final

Kerala have hosted the final of Duleep Trophy thrice © AFP

Kochi: Jul 13, 2013

Kerala will for the first time host the finals of the All-India Duleep Trophy at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Kochi from October 17 to 21.

The semi-finals will be held here from October 10-13. The decision in this regard was taken at the South Zone fixture committee meeting held in chennai, a Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) press release said on Saturday.

Most of the Indian senior and junior players will be participating in the prestigious tournament.

Kerala hosted this tournament on three occasions earlier — Oct 23-26 in 1981 at University Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram between North and South zones; Oct 11-14, 1985 when the semi finals were held at Thiruvananthapuram between North and West Zones and Apr 10-13, 2003 between Elite C and Plate B at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.