BCCI Confirms No Limit of Players on Ranji Cap
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed a Cricbuzz report that there will be no limit on the number of Ranji players participating in the newly established State A championship and the revamped CK Nayudu four-day championships. Dhiraj Malhotra, BCCI’s General Manager, Game Development, wrote to state associations on August 27
“There will be NO cap on the number of players who were / will be in the playing XI of their respective State teams in Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare, and /or Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy during the ongoing season.”
Malhotra also discussed the decision to replace the Under-23 tournament with a competition for under-25s. “The Col C K Nayudu Trophy tournament was last played in the 2019-2020 season for the Men’s Under-23 age group in both one-day (limited-overs) and four-day formats.
” The cut-off date for players who will be eligible to play in the Under-25 category has also been clarified by the BCCI official. “Players must be under the age of 25 on September 1st of the tournament year to be eligible to compete. As a result, the deadline would be September 1, 1996 “According to the BCCI official,
The AGM has been rescheduled
Meanwhile, the BCCI’s Annual General Meeting has been postponed (AGM). The AGM is normally held before September 30 of each year, but it has been postponed, as it was last year, due to the pandemic situation. The BCCI secretary, Jay Shah, recently informed the states of the postponement. Shah wrote: “The BCCI is registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975. The Rules and Regulations of the BCCUI require the BCCI to hold an Annual General Meeting before September 30 each year.
“Owing to prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, the Tamil Nadu Government in their GO (D) No 96, dated 30th June 2021, (Government Order), have extended the period for a registered society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Act, 1975, to conduct Annual General Meeting for the financial year 2020-2021, by three months, from September 2021 to December 2021.
“In view thereof, you are hereby informed that the BCCI will not have its Annual General Meeting by 30, September 2021. We will keep you informed regarding the date of the Annual General Meeting (sic).