Defending champion Mumbai will open its Ranji Trophy campaign this season with an away game against former champion Haryana in Group A from October 27 to 30.

The season opens with the three-team N.K.P. Salve Challenger Trophy to be played at a yet to be decided venue between Sept. 26 and 29. It will be followed by the Duleep Trophy in South Zone from Oct. 3 to 17.

South Zone will also host the Deodhar Trophy limited-overs tournament from March 23 to 27 and all the four games in the inter-zonal tournament would be day-night encounters.

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