The Ranji Trophy 2014

The annual Ranji Trophy will take place on Sunday June 22nd at the Malahide Cricket Ground. The event was stablished in honour of the legendary Indian cricketer Ranjiitsinhji - who played for England and later bought Ballynahinch Castle, Connemara - and to further Irish/Indian relations.

The Ranji Cricket Committee of Ireland was formed, with the support of the Ireland India Business Association, SARI and Trinity College, to develop the Irish Ranji Trophy into a major multicultural event, promoting community integration and harmony, in today's Ireland. The tournament, to be held in Malahide on Sunday June 22nd, will be a family friendly day, with no entrance fee, offering culinary and cultural entertainment for spectators and friends of the teams. 

The legendary Indian cricketer, Ranjitsinhji, who lived in Ireland between 1924-33, celebrated by author Anne Chambers  in her biography,  'Ranji: Maharaja of Connemara'. Ranji, who in his own lifetime bridged racial boundaries, is a symbol of the enduring relationship between Ireland and India today.   

Educate Together has been selected as our charity partner for the day and will also have a presence at the launch.

Kevin O'Brien, the renowned cricketer who is well known in Ireland and India, has generously agreed to be the Brand Ambassador for the Ranji Trophy in Ireland.