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How did the Ranji Trophy start and get its name?

03/03/2022 08:48 PM | Click to read full article

It had almost come to be called "The Willingdon Trophy", in honour of Lord Willingdon, the 22nd viceroy and Governor-General of India in the 1930s.

The christening of the trophy was a reflection of two of the great power-hungry figures who tried to outdo each other in gaining a hold on Indian cricket in pre-Independent India.