One of the major domestic cricket league of India Duleep Trophy 2016 is going to start in August. This year there will be 3 teams participating in the league in place of 5 as decided by BCCI which are named as India Red, India Blue, India Green. The first match will be played between Red & Green teams on 23rd August – 26th August. BCCI just announced the Duleep Trophy 2016 Schedule and we are ready with the fixtures for our viewers. You can find all the details about the matches, venues & the teams participating in the league in this article.
Pink Ball & Day-Night Test Matches :-
All the matches will be played with the Pink Ball and all will be day-night matches. This is first time in the Indian Cricket History when a test match will be played under the light and with pink ball too. It is an experiment and if successful BCCI will take it forward to the international level.
About the League :
It is a first class cricket league of Indian domestic cricket which is played every year and this will be the 55th season of the league. Generally 5 teams used to participate in the tournament but this year there will be 3 teams only. Total 4 matches to be played, each team will play once against each other and after three matches, the two teams having more points in the table will play the grand finale.
The Duleep Trophy is a first class cricket league which follows test match format. This year the league matches will be of 4 days test matches and the final one will follow the international standards i.e. it will be 5 day test match. Pink ball will be used in place of the ordinary red ball and the matches will be played under the flood lights.
About the Teams :-
Duleep Trophy 2016 Schedule & Fixtures :-
|23rd Aug- 26th Aug||India Red vs India Green 1st test match||Greater Noida International Cricket Stadium, U.P.||2:00 PM|
|29th Aug- 1st Sep||India Red vs India Blue 2nd test match||Greater Noida International Cricket Stadium, U.P.||2:00 PM|
|4th Sep – 7th Sep||India Blue vs India Green 3rd test match||Greater Noida International Cricket Stadium, U.P.||2:00 PM|
|10th Sep – 14th Sep||TBD vs TBD final Match||Greater Noida International Cricket Stadium, U.P.||2:00 PM|
Lets see how it players perform under the lights and with the pink ball which will be the first experience for them.