Ranji Trophy final in Hyderabad

Updated: 30 December 2008 15:44 IST

The Ranji Trophy final will be held at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad, it was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday.

New Delhi:

The Ranji Trophy final will be held at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad, it was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday.

The final will be played from January 12 to 16, the BCCI statement said.

The five-day tie to decide the domestic champions for the 2008-09 season would feature the winners of the two semi-finals to be held simultaneously from January 4-7.

Mumbai the 37-time winners, boosted by the inclusion of India stalwarts Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan, are to take on West Zone rivals Saurashtra in one of the two semi-finals in Chennai.

The other semi-final pits Tamil Nadu against Uttar Pradesh in Nagpur.

This season the BCCI has organised all the Ranji Trophy matches at the knock-out stage at neutral venues to ensure that quality wickets are prepared for these ties instead of doctored ones to suit the home team's strengths, as was the norm in the past.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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