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The All India Buchi Babu Invitational cricket tournament is set to play from August 15 between 12 teams across 4 different venues.
Buchi Babu Tournament 2023
The tournament returns after a five-year break with the last edition held in 2017. The 12 teams have been divided into four groups of three, with the group toppers progressing to the semifinals.
- Group A: TNCA Pres XI, Indian Railways and Tripura
- Group B: Haryana, Baroda and MP
- Group C: Mumbai, Delhi and J&K
- Group D: TNCA XI, Kerala and Bengal
Buchi Babu Tournament 2023 Schedule
Buchi Babu Tournament 2023 Schedule: The first match of the tournament will be played between TNCA President’s XI and Indian Railways on August 15 at Coimbatore. The final will be held in Coimbatore, while Take Sports will be the title sponsor for the next three years.
Check out the Buchi Babu Tournament 2023 Schedule below with venue details:
|August 15-18||TNCA President’s XI vs Indian Railways, Group A||Coimbatore|
|Haryana vs Baroda||Dindigul|
|Mumbai vs Delhi, Group C||Salem|
|TNCA XI vs Kerala||Tirunelveli|
|August 21-24||Indian Railways vs Tripura, Group A||Coimbatore|
|Baroda vs Madhya Pradesh, Group B||Dindigul|
|Delhi vs Kammu and Kashmir, Group C||Salem|
|Kerala vs Bengal, Group D||Tirunelveli|
|August 27-30||TNCA President’s XI vs Tripura, Group A||Coimbatore|
|Haryana vs Madhya Pradesh, Group B||Dindigul|
|Mumbai vs J&K, Group C||Salem|
|TNCA XI vs Bengal, Group D||Tirunelveli|
|September 2-5||Semi Final 1 – Table Topper Group A vs Table Topper Group C||Salem|
|Semi Final 2 – Table Topper Group B vs Table Topper Group D||Dindigul|
Buchi Babu Tournament 2023 Squad
The full squad details of the Buchi Babu Tournament 2023 will be updated here right after the official announcement.
Will update soon!!!
“The revival of Buchi Babu is important for the revival of First-Class cricket. I am happy that TNCA is reviving it as a four-day format as it is the stepping stone into big league cricket,” said Srikkanth at the launch event of the tournament on Thursday.
“You had some of the biggest names like Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, Roger Binny, G.R. Viswanath and so on play in this event. If you do well in this tournament, you used to get recognised at an all-India level. You wanted to do well against the Indian players because it was a great learning curve and exposure for us,” Srikkanth added, who recalled watching Gavaskar for the first time when the latter played for ACC against Jolly Rovers in 1971.
TNCA secretary R.I. Palani said, “This is the biggest-budgeted Buchi Babu event with 12 teams playing in four cities (Salem, Coimbatore, Dindigul and Tirunelveli) and, for the first time, will be played outside Chennai. It used to be the curtain-raiser for the domestic season, and we are playing in the four-day format for the first time to make it an ideal preparation for the Ranji Trophy.”