BCCI clarifies stand on Anthony de Mello Trophy
In response to recent media reports, the BCCI would like to clarify the following:
India - England Test Series in India is played for the Anthony De Mello trophy instituted in 1951 in the name of the first Secretary of the BCCI, recognizing his contribution to Indian Cricket.
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.
India are the current holders of the Anthony De Mello trophy.