The all new Duleep Trophy

Pink ball, green tracks & flood lights- An initiative towards the revival of Indian Domestic circuit.

Bhartendu Sharma



The all new Duleep trophy is set to commence from 23rd August at the Shahid Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Noida, Uttar Pradesh which has been the home ground for the Afghanistan cricket team in the past.


In the first match Yuvraj’s India red will take on Suresh Raina’s India green that has a bunch of fast bowlers to his side with the experience of Dinda and Sandeep Sharma who are going to give some hard time to the opponents with their swing and pace.

All eyes will be on how the Pink ball will behave on a deck which has plenty of grass on it. With all four matches to be played at the same venue, the curators and the ground staffs are working hard to ensure a competitive pitch for this historical match.

BCCI’s ground and pitch committee head veteran Daljit Singh is having a continuous check on the conditions who is being assisted by Tapash Chatterjee who is the committee member from the Central Zone along with Kanpur’s Shiv Kumar who are guiding the local curator Manish in the preparation of pitch.


Daljit Singh exclusively spoke to PageScoop news on the nature of pitch where he said that “It will be very early to judge the nature of the pitch, but as the more and more matches will be played more bounce will come into play”  

He further added that” Dew might come into play, but we have to see how the weather condition remains as the match progresses further.”

All three teams will play against each other once and the top two teams would face off in the finals.



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