Indian cricket is certainly facing many challenges right now, but in Karnataka, the state cricket association is in celebration mode. The KSCA, headed by spin bowler Anil Kumble, is marking its platinum jubilee.
So it is a time to look back at all the innings gone by - and there have indeed been some glorious ones. KSCA president Kumble is proud of the heritage of what was earlier called the Mysore Cricket Association.
"Mysore as the state was then known had the privilege of figuring in the first every Ranji Trophy match back in 1934 against Madras.