The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which begins on Sunday, will be the second Indian domestic tournament, and the first to be held in India, since the global pandemic brought the world to a halt in March, 2020. For many of India’s domestic cricketers who did not get to feature in the IPL, it will end a long, agonising wait to enter a competition.
Thirty eight teams and at least 418 players will participate in the T20 extravaganza, which will be held across six venues – Bengaluru, Kolkata, Vadodara, Indore, Mumbai, and Chennai.
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While the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy doesn’t have much limelight, it is important for aspiring domestic cricketers wishing to make it to the IPL and the Indian team. IPL teams send scouts to look for good players from this tournament and others like the Vijay Hazare Trophy and the Deodhar…