The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to cancel the Ranji Trophy, the biggest competition for Indian cricketers.
Mumbai, January 30: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to cancel the Ranji Trophy, the biggest competition for Indian cricketers. BCCI’s Sachin Jai Shah has informed all the state organizations about this in a letter. The BCCI has also decided to compensate players who earn Rs 45,000 per day in match fees during the Ranji Trophy.
What competition will be held?
The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 is currently underway. After this competition, BCCI has decided to hold Vijay Hazare Trophy. The Ranji Trophy is a four-day tournament. The Vijay Hazare Trophy consists of one-day matches.
The Vijay Hazare tournament will also be played in six major cities across the country on the lines of the Mushtaq Ali tournament. The tournament schedule will be finalized next week. Players will then enter the bio-bubble. The competition will run for a month. BCCI has also decided to play ODIs in the women’s senior group with Vijay Hazare.
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What is the reason?
The BCCI does not have enough time to compete in the Ranji Trophy. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is expected to start at the end of March. Therefore, the players in this tournament will have to be available for the IPL.
The BCCI was confused about which tournament to play in the Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy. Therefore, he had written a letter to all the state organizations asking for their opinion. At that time, most of the organizations preferred to play Vijay Hazare Trophy. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, however, was in favor of playing the Ranji Trophy.
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Syed Mushtaq Ali’s first tournament in 2021 in the Corona Crisis started on January 10. The final of this competition will be held on January 31. Also, international cricket is starting in India after a long time due to the tour of England. The first Test between India and England will start on February 5 in Chennai.