We’re planning to carry Ranji Trophy in two phases, says BCCI treasurer Dhumal.© BCCI
BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal on Thursday stated that the board intends to carry the Ranji Trophy in “two phases” after they had been compelled to postpone the premier first-class competitors as a result of rising instances of COVID-19 within the nation. The Ranji Trophy comprising 38-first-class groups was scheduled to start out on January 13 however was postponed indefinitely because of the third wave of COVID-19. With the BCCI planning to start out the IPL from March 27, it’s virtually not possible to carry the match in a single go however after requests from many state items, the brass held a gathering to debate the best way ahead.
“We’re exploring the opportunity of staging Ranji Trophy, instances had been going up when it was postponed, now they appear to be coming down. The operations workforce is engaged on whether or not we are able to do the league stage subsequent month and full the remainder of the match later (put up IPL),” Dhumal instructed PTI after the assembly.
The assembly was additionally attended by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.
As of now, the plan is to carry the league section for a month, beginning in February until March after which have the following section in June-July, when the monsoon begins in a variety of elements of India with peak summer season in another elements.
“The operations workforce will work out the logistics and issue within the climate, venue availability in addition to availability of gamers. We’re very eager to organise the match and that’s the reason we’re exploring all potentialities to stage it with out compromising gamers’ security,” Dhumal added.
The pandemic performed spoilsport final season because the BCCI solely had the 2 males’s white ball tourneys (Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy).
The BCCI paid 50 % of the sooner match charges as compensation to all first-class cricketers who’ve endured monetary losses.
If it’s not held this yr, it’s going to severely have an effect on the BCCI’s pathways cricket like India A workforce, which is primarily chosen on the idea of Rani Trophy efficiency.
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