The NKP Salve Challenger Trophy was today allotted to Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association and will be conducted in Indore from October 8-11.
The cricket season would commence with the BCCI Corporate Cup tournament involving 16 teams from September 1-8 while the Irani Cup match between last year's Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai and the Rest of India would be held from October 2-5, according to the domestic calendar released by BCCI.
The Ranji Trophy Elite leagues would be held from November 1-December 18, the quarterfinals from December 24-27, semifinals from January 3-6, 2011 and the final from January 11-15.
Champions Mumbai would commence their bid to clinch the Ranji Trophy for the 40th time at home against Saurashtra in the Group A Elite Division tie scheduled from November 1-4.
The 39-time winners have been grouped with Tamil Nadu, Railways, Delhi, Saurashtra, Bengal, Gujarat and Assam while Group B comprises Karnataka, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Baroda, Orissa, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, as per the domestic cricket calendar released today by the BCCI.
In Plate division league, demoted Hyderabad have been placed in Group A.