The tournament’s history can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th Century, when the MCC conducted its first hockey tournament ‘Madras Challenge Cup’ in 1901. The tournament later named the A.M.M. Arunachalam Challenge Cup after the first Indian President of Madras Cricket Club. The Murugappa Group began its association with the tournament in 1962, when it sponsored the trophy as a mark of respect to AMM Murugappa Chettiar on his 61st birthday.
One of the premier domestic tournaments in Indian hockey, it is organised by Madras Cricket Club (MCC) and the Murugappa Group. The tournament took on its current form in the mid-nineties, when the MCC and Murugappa Group joined hands to conduct the first ‘MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup’.
The 91st edition of the tournament was played at the Major Radhakrishnan Stadium in Egmore, Chennai.
A list of winners for last 20 years is given below:-
|90th||2016||Indian Railways||2-1||Indian Oil Corporation|
|89th||2015||Indian Oil Corporation||3-2||Army XI|
|88th||2013||Indian Oil Corporation||6-4||Indian Overseas Bank|
|87th||2012||Air India||Indian Oil Corporation|
|86th||2010||ONGC||2-1||Indian Oil Corporation|
|85th||2009||Army XI||2-1||Bharat Petroleum|
|84th||2008||Air India||6-5||Indian Oil Corporation|
|83rd||2006||Bharat Petroleum||Indian Oil Corporation|
|82nd||2005||Army XI||7-6||Tamil Nadu XI|
|81st||2003||IHF Juniors||5-3||Indian Railways|
|80th||2002||Indian Airlines||Karnataka XI|
|79th||2001||IHF Juniors||6-5||Indian Railways|
|78th||2000||Punjab & Sind Bank||2-1||Tamil Nadu XI|
|77th||1999||IHF Seniors||Mumbai XI|
|75th||1997||IHF Juniors||1-0||Indian Airlines|