Irani Cup

Irani Cup
Countries  India
Administrator BCCI
Format First-class cricket
First tournament 1959-60
Last tournament 2015-16
Tournament format First class
Number of teams 2 (Rest of India and Winners of Ranji Trophy)
Current champion Rest Of India
Most successful Mumbai
2015–16 Irani Cup

The Irani Cup (earlier called Irani Trophy) tournament was conceived during the 1959-60 season to mark the completion of 25 years of the Ranji Trophy championship and was named after the late Z.R. Irani, who was associated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from its inception in 1928, till his death in 1970. The fixture is played annually between the incumbent Ranji Trophy winners and the Rest of India Team.


The first match, played between the Ranji Trophy champions and the Rest of India was played in 1959-60 with the trophy being instituted in the name of Zal Irani, long time treasurer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and a keen patron of the game. For the first few years, it was played towards the end of the season. Realizing the importance of the fixture, the BCCI moved it to the beginning of the season, and from 1965-66 to 2012-13, it was traditionally heralded the start of the new domestic season. In 2013, it was moved to a date immediately after the Ranji Trophy final, resulting in there being two Irani Cup matches the 2012/13 season. The game has since remained at the end of the season, and is played shortly after the Ranji Trophy final.[1]

Tournament history

Following table shows the result of Irani Trophy from 1959-60 to 2013-14.[2]

Year Winner Runner-up Host
1959-60 Bombay Rest of India Feroz Shah Kotla
1960-61 Not Played
1961-62 Not Played
1962-63 Bombay Delhi Brabourne Stadium
1963-64 Bombay Rest of India Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy Stadium
1964-65 Not Played
1965-66 Bombay / Rest of India
1966-67 Rest of India Bombay
1967-68 Bombay Rest of India
1968-69 Rest of India Bombay
1969-70 Bombay Rest of India
1970-71 Bombay Rest of India
1971-72 Rest of India Bombay
1972-73 Bombay Rest of India Nehru Stadium, Pune
1973-74 Rest of India Bombay M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
1974-75 Karnataka Rest of India
1975-76 Bombay Rest of India
1976-77 Bombay Rest of India
1977-78 Rest of India Bombay
1978-79 Rest of India Karnataka
1979-80 Not Played
1980-81 Delhi Rest of India
1981-82 Bombay Rest of India
1982-83 Rest of India Delhi Feroz Shah Kotla
1983-84 Karnataka Rest of India Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground
1984-85 Rest of India Bombay
1985-86 Bombay Rest of India
1986-87 Rest of India Delhi
1987-88 Hyderabad Rest of India
1988-89 Tamil Nadu Rest of India
1989-90 Delhi Rest of India
1990-91 Rest of India Bengal M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
1991-92 Haryana Rest of India Nahar Singh Stadium
1992-93 Rest of India Delhi Feroz Shah Kotla
1993-94 Rest of India Punjab Punjab Agricultural University Stadium
1994-95 Bombay Rest of India Wankhede Stadium
1995-96 Bombay Rest of India Wankhede Stadium
1996-97 Karnataka Rest of India M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
1997-98 Bombay Rest of India Wankhede Stadium
1998-99 Karnataka Rest of India M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
1999-00 Rest of India Karnataka M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
2000-01 Rest of India Bombay
2001-02 Rest of India Baroda
2002-03 Railways Rest of India Karnail Singh Stadium
2003-04 Rest of India Mumbai MA Chidambaram Stadium
2004-05 Rest of India Mumbai
2005-06 Railways Rest of India
2006-07 Rest of India Uttar Pradesh
2007-08 Rest of India Mumbai
2008-09 Rest of India Delhi
2009-10 Rest of India Mumbai
2010-11 Rest of India Mumbai
2011-12 Rest of India Rajasthan
2012-13 Rest of India[3] Rajasthan M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
2013[4] Rest of India[5] Mumbai Wankhede Stadium
2013-14 Karnataka Rest of India M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
2014-15 Karnataka[6] Rest of India M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
2015-16 Rest of India[7] Mumbai Brabourne Stadium


  1. Menon, Mohandas. "Irani Cup: history and perspective". Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  3. "ROI rout Rajasthan to win Irani Cup". Wisden India. 24 September 2012.
  4. "Irani cup 2012-13". Cricinfo. 10 February 2013.
  5. "Jaffer's ton in vain as Rest win Irani". Wisden India. 10 February 2013.

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