Indian domestic season to kickstart on September 20
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has opted to hold the Ranji Trophy early next year, with the Women’s Under-19 One-Day and Vinoo Mankad Trophy (Men’s Under-19) contests kicking off the 2019 domestic season in just over a month. Both competitions were canceled last year because of the pandemic and will take place over the course of 29 days, from September 20 to October 19.
The Ranji Trophy
Due to the pandemic, the Ranji Trophy was also canceled last year, and the BCCI stated that it is working closely with the Indian government, state regulatory bodies, and other important stakeholders to ensure that the goal of holding domestic events is met.
The Ranji Trophy will take place between January 5 and March 20.”The pandemic has been tough on all of us, we have all had to make some hard decisions that have kept us from playing a full-fledged domestic cricket season in India. On behalf of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), we thank all our state associations, administrators, match officials, coaches, and athletes, for their patience and understanding,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah
Shah also notified the state units in the communique that the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Trophy will be conducted from October 27 to November 22. From December 1 to 29, the Vijay Hazare One-Day Championship will be held.
Season’s New Feature
The inclusion of Inter-State competition is a new aspect of the season. Cricbuzz published on August 1 about a competition for men under the age of 25. The Col CK Nayudu Trophy will be replaced by this competition, which will replace the previous Under-23 championship. From January 6 through April 2, the tournament will take place. The BCCI also dispels any doubts about the Vijay Merchant Trophy for Under-16s. A section of the board thought the event should be suspended for the season because of the no-vaccination policy for under-18s. The BCCI, on the other hand, has opted to hold it in November-December, though the exact dates have yet to be disclosed.
The BCCI ordered that the squad size be limited to a maximum of 30 players and a minimum of 20.”Accordingly, the number of support staff is capped at a total of 10. Each team is encouraged to have a team physician to manage COVID-related issues. The team physician is separate from the team physiotherapist and is inclusive of the 10 support staff,” the BCCI said.
The Inter-state transfer and registration
The BCCI ordered that the squad size be limited to a maximum of 30 players and a minimum of 20.”The restart date for BCCI Domestic Cricket Season 2021-22 has been reviewed with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time,” Shah wrote in his mail.
1. Women’s Under 19 (One-Day) –September 20 – October 18
2 Vinoo Mankad Trophy –September 20 – October 18
3. Men Challenger Trophy (U-19 ) – October 26 – November 9
4. Women Challenger Trophy (U-19) – October 25 – November 6
5. Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy –October 27 – November 22
6. Senior Women’s One-Day –October 20 – November 20
7. Men’s State A One-Day – November 9 – December 10
8. Vijay Hazare Trophy –December 1 – December 29
9. Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy –November 26 – December 8
10. Ranji Trophy –January 5 – March 20
11. Cooch Behar Trophy (Men’s U-19) – November 21 to February 2
12. CK Nayudu (Men 4-day, U-25)– January 6 – April 2
13. Senior Women’s T20 –February 20 to March 23
14. Vijay Merchant Trophy (Men U-16 ) –November-December