Challenger Series from October 23

Cuttack will play host to this edition of the NKP Salve Trophy.

Challenger Series from October 23

Mumbai: The Challenger Series tournament, featuring India Red, Blue and Green teams, would be held at Cuttack from October 23-26.

The Duleep Trophy tournament, involving the five zonal teams along with a visiting team (not yet finalised), is scheduled for January 16-February 10 after the conclusion of the national championship for the Ranji Trophy.

The Ranji Trophy Elite and Plate division league ties would commence simultaneously on November 3. Elite pool ties would conclude on December 18 while the Plate league would end on December 11, according to the BCCI's domestic calendar.

The Plate group's semi-finals would be held from December 15-18 with the winners qualifying for the knock-out rounds of the Elite division, starting with the quarter-finals, from December 23, 2008 to January 11, 2009.

The zonal One-day league would be run from February 15 followed by the inter-zonals for the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Agartala from February 28 to March 9.

The Deodhar Trophy limited overs inter-zonal knock-out tournament would be held from March 14-18 at Cuttack.

The Twenty 20 zonal league is scheduled from March 22, the inter-zonal T20 two-group league from April 2 culminating in the All-India T20 final between the winners of the groups for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on April 8.



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RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 3941 109
5 South Africa 3345 108
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 6047 275
2 England 5959 271
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6009 261
5 South Africa 4380 258
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