The 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy was the tenth season of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, a Twenty20 cricket tournament in India, held from February 21 to March 14, 2019. It was contested by the 37 domestic cricket teams of India, with three groups containing seven teams and two groups with eight teams.
The group stage matches of Group-C were held in Indore at the Emerald Heights International School and Holkar Stadium, wherein out of total 21 matches, 10 were played at the Emerald Heights. The top two teams in each group qualified for the Super League section of the tournament, with the teams split into two further groups of five teams. The top two teams, one from each of the Super League groups will progress to the final. The teams in Group C were Railways, Mumbai, Saurashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Goa and Sikkim.
The teams qualified for the super league were Group-A Maharashtra, Bengal, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Railways and, Karnataka, Mumbai, Vidarbha, Delhi and UP in Group B. The super League was held in Indore wherein out of total 21 matches played, 10 were at our school and rest at Holkar Stadium. The semi-finals were at the Emerald Heights and the finales were at Holkar Stadium. In the Super League stage of the tournament, Maharashtra won Group A and Karnataka won Group B to advance to the final. With their win in their final Super League match, Karnataka won a total of thirteen consecutive T20 matches, a record for an Indian state team. Karnataka won the tournament, after beating Maharashtra by eight wickets in the final. With the victory, Karnataka equalled the record for a winning streak for an India-based team with fourteen matches, tied with the Kolkata Knight Riders.
We are the only school in India which has the cricket ground of international standards wherein, national cricket tournaments including Ranji and Mushtaq Ali Trophy are conducted. Many of the India National Cricket team players played at our school cricket ground.
The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is a Twenty20 cricket domestic championship in India, organized by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), among the teams from Ranji Trophy. The 2008-09 season was the inaugural season for this trophy. It is named after a famous Indian cricketer, Syed Mushtaq Ali. In June 2016, the BCCI announced that the championship would be scrapped and replaced with a zonal-based competition.