The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially announced to organize its domestic tournaments of all age groups along with the prestigious Ranji Trophy in the current season. Dainik Jagran had reported in Saturday’s issue itself that the board would take a decision on the domestic session soon. However, this time the BCCI has decided not to organize three major tournaments in the 2021 season.
According to the official media release issued by the BCCI, this time apart from the Irani Cup, Devdhar Trophy and Dileep Trophy will not be organized in the 2021-22 season. However, the good thing is that this time the BCCI has decided to organize the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as well as the Ranji Trophy. A total of 2127 matches are proposed in the 2021-22 domestic season of BCCI, in which the most important Ranji Trophy will be held from November 16.
The BCCI was forced to cancel the Ranji Trophy last season due to the coronavirus pandemic and did not organize any age-group tournaments during this period. BCCI has announced a new program with some changes in its old proposal. BCCI is confident of hosting the home season with the health and safety of the players and everyone involved is of paramount importance to the board.
According to BCCI secretary Jay Shah, the current season will start with the Senior Women’s ODI League from September 21 (2021). This will be followed by the Senior Women’s One Day Challenger Trophy from 27 October 2021. The final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be played on 12 November 2021. The Ranji Trophy will be held from 16 November 2021 to 19 February 2022. The Vijay Hazare Trophy will begin on February 23 and the final will be played on March 26.