In the year 1937-38 the name changed into Bombay Pentangular Matches. After this, four First Class matches were played between an English team led by Lord Hawke and an All India team between 26th and 28th of January 1893.An All-India team went on a tour of England in 1911 under Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. The International Cricket arena is concerned, the team played since October 1926. In that year, a team from the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), led by A.E.R Gilligan toured India. Though it was an informal tour, the Indian people were quite attracted and fervent about the matches that MCC played during the tour. The legendary Indian cricket player, C. K Nayudu played brilliantly during that tour and he also scored a century against the MCC side in Bombay. The Board of Control for Cricket in India came into being towards the end of 1928.The first test match was played in the year 1932.
With the efforts of several Indian princes, R.E. Grant Goven and A.S.De Mellow, the national championship for the Ranji Trophy began in 1935 and goes till now date. Prince Ranjit Singhji of Nawanagar who had gone to England for further study, made a striking name for himself in the game of cricket. He is generally accredited as the Father of Indian Cricket although he played only in England. He will always be remembered through the National Cricket Championship -Ranji Trophy, named after him. The Middle and the first half of the nineteenth century was the vital period in the History of Indian cricket From then on it began to spread among all the confined people in the country.
BCCI Corporate Trophy
The BCCI have set up a 12 team inter-communal match to take part just before the start of the Ranji Trophy. The tournament is a 50 over a side tournament involving communal teams from India.
The Irani Trophy was named after the late Z.R irani who was allied with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from its commencement in 1928, till his demise in 1970.
NKP Salve Challenger Trophy
In 1994-95, the Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI introduced the Challenger series, an annual day-night one-day tournament, keeping in view India's one-day international commitments.This tournament is played in October before the launch of Ranji season.From 1998-99 the tournament was known as the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, named after former Board of Control for Cricket in India president NKP Salve - the man who brought the World Cup to the sub-continent in 1987.The tournament features the top 36 players from across India and is also the most popular domestic structure.
The Duleep Trophy competition, a first-class competition, was started by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 1961-62 with the mean of providing a greater spirited edge in domestic cricket .The Duleep Trophy is played in India between teams representing geographical zones of India. The competition is named after Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji.
Vijay Hazare Trophy
Vijay Hazare Trophy was started in 2002-03 as a bound over domestic competition involving state teams from the Ranji Trophy. It is named after the famous Indian cricketer Vijay Hazare.
Inter-State T20 Championship
BCCI commenced Twenty20 in 2006-07, India played its first international T20 against South Africa.
Indian Premier League
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
This was instigated after the success of the IPL and the need of the BCCI to search for more talent in the growing regions of cricket.The inaugural of this trophy took place in the year 2008-2009 season. It is named after a famous Indian cricketer, Syed Mushtaq Ali.
Indiaís first Test Series victory against Pakistan did take place in the year 1952 after Our independence. The series saw dazzling and amazing performances from some of the greatest Indian Cricket players like Polly Umrigar, Vijay Manjrekar and leg spinner SM Gupte.
The Indian Cricket team during 1960ís proved its strength upon the home ground as well as upon foreign pitches too.During this year the talented players were Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Dilip Sardesai, Hanumant Singh, Chandu Borde and off-spinner EAS Prasanna.
During 1970ís India had a spinnersís time where many players like Bishen Singh Bedi, (left-arm spinner), Erapalli Prasanna (off-spinner), BS Chandrasekhar and Srinivas Venkataraghavan (off-spinner) were a great chattels for the Home team .The Indian Cricket team also got two of its most talented Batsmen of all times during the period of 1970ís itself Ė Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Vishwanath.
The addition of Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble to the national side in 1989 and 1990 improved the team. The following year, Javagal Srinath, India`s fastest bowler since Amar Singh made his debut.
India started playing cricket long back and the game slowly started getting notoriety.