Corporate Trophy from February 1
The BCCI Corporate tournament for the Raj Singh Dungarpur Trophy will be held at Indore, Nagpur, Pune and Raipur from February 1 to 8.
A total of 16 teams have been drawn into four groups of four each. Each team will play the other three in its group. The respective group toppers will qualify for the semifinals.
†Indore will host a semifinal (on February 6) and the final (on Feb 8) while the other last-four match will be played at Raipur on February 6.
The winning team will pocket a cash prize of† Rs 1 crore and the runners-up Rs 50 lakh. The losing semifinalists will be richer by Rs 12.5 lakh each.
Canara Bank, led by paceman NC Aiyappa, and State Bank of Mysore, captained by former State Ranji player Thilak Naidu, are the two teams from Bangalore taking part in the tournament.†
The squads: Canara Bank: NC Aiyappa (captain), Sunil Joshi, Bharath Chipli, KB Pawan, KL Rahul, Deepak Chougule, Rajoo Bhatkal, C Raghu, G Chaithra, B Rajashekar, Mansur Ali Khan, Ronit More, Shrinivas Murthy, G Balaji and Rashid Hussain (also coach).
State Bank of Mysore: Thilak Naidu (captain), B Akhil, Anand Katti, S Arvind, KST Sai, MK Manjunath, Anirudha Joshi, Pawan Deshpande, N Aravinda, Sasi Kumar, Syed Nooruddin, Anutosh Poul, KN Ramesh, Chetan William and KL Ashwath (also manager).