BCCI says India, England will play for Anthony De Mello trophy

The Indian Cricket Board explains that it had even earlier clarified that the trophy is named after the Board's first secretary. This after requests to name it Pataudi trophy.

updated: November 06, 2012 21:29 IST
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Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India clarified on Tuesday that the India-England series will be played for the Anthony De Mello trophy. This after Sharmila Tagore, wife of Late Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, wrote to BCCI chief asking him to make 'Pataudi Trophy' (India-England series) official.

In a statement released by BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale, it was explained that the trophy was instituted in 1951 to honour de Mello who was the Board's first secretary.

The release further said that 'in 2007, when MCC proposed the institution of Pataudi Trophy for England - India series, the BCCI had clarified that the trophy is already named after Anthony De Mello.'

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