The Covid19 Pandemic brought on many unfortunate events upon us. One of them is the cancellation of the Ranji Trophy last year. The BCCI is closely working with the Indian Government and state regulatory ministries to ensure that the sport achieves a collaborative solution.
What Is BCCI’s Decision On Resuming Ranji Trophy?
On Saturday, BCCI announced the return of domestic cricket in India for the upcoming 2021-2022 session. Right now, it is scheduled to resume on 21st September 2021. The event will follow the inauguration of the Senior Women’s One Day League and the Senior Women’s One Day Challenger Trophy, which will begin on 27th October 2021.
Ranji Trophy was greatly coveted among the Cricket fans, and aspirants will hopefully resume on 16th November 2021. The event will continue for three months and is scheduled to end on 19th February 2022. The BCCI has already released a revised schedule of the Ranji Trophy to all the state regulatory cricket bodies.
Unlike previous years, the Ranji Trophy schedule will be in total uniformity with the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20s. That’s why the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will begin on 20th October this year and will continue till 12th November. Even the Vijay Hazare Trophy will initiate on 23rd February, continuing till 26th March 2022.
The BCCI has announced that they will take safety measures to ensure an optimal status of all Cricketers’ health as they are on the verge of resuming the domestic games. The BCCI secretary Jay Shah commented that:
“The BCCI is confident of hosting the domestic season with health and safety of players and all people involved being paramount”.
The Indian Cricket Board has further confirmed that there will be 30 members in each state squad. With 20 players and 10 support staff, the domestic games will likely resume on the scheduled dates. They are also encouraged to include a team physician in the support staff if they want.
As the BCCI has decided that the Ranji Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, and the Vijay Hazare one-dayers will have a coordinated schedule, it will most likely benefit many players. They have also decided to take health and safety measures for all the players. So, we are now only looking forwards to the commencement of these domestic cricket matches.