The BCCI has devised a strategy to resurrect the Ranji Trophy. It is expected that the Ranji Trophy will resume. Before the IPL, the BCCI wants the league phase to be completed.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah were also present at this meeting.
Both events are unable to be played concurrently. After then, the tournament’s knockout matches should be played.
Officials from the BCCI have decided to split the Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments into two halves.
The Ranji Trophy will be played in two phases this season, according to Jay Shah, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Shah went on to say that the first phase will consist of all league matches, with the elimination rounds taking place in June.
“The Ranji Trophy will be held in two phases this season, as approved by the Board. We plan to finish all of the league stage matches in the first phase, with the knockouts taking place in June. My team is working hard to alleviate any health risks posed by the pandemic while also assuring a competitive red-ball cricket match “According to The Hindu, Shah said this.
“Every year, the Ranji Trophy, our most renowned domestic competition, produces an enviable talent pool for Indian cricket. It is critical that we take all required precautions to protect the event’s reputation “Shah continued.
The BCCI had previously been forced to postpone the Ranji Trophy, Col CK Nayudu Trophy, and Senior Women’s T20 League for the 2021/22 season indefinitely due to the country’s third wave of COVID-19, which was mostly caused by the Omicron form of the virus.
The Ranji Trophy, which features 38 teams from throughout the country, was set to begin on January 13 but was postponed indefinitely by the BCCI on January 4.
Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri claimed on Friday that if the Ranji Trophy is ignored, Indian cricket will become “spineless,” just as the BCCI announced that the showpiece domestic game will be split into two phases beginning next month.
“Indian cricket is supported by the Ranji Trophy. Our cricket will be SPINELESS the moment you start ignoring it! “Shastri used Twitter to express his thoughts.
After being forced to postpone the premiere first-class competition due to mounting cases of COVID-19 across the country, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal announced on Thursday that the board plans to hold the Ranji Trophy in “two phases.”
The Ranji Trophy, which features 38 first-class teams, was supposed to begin on January 13 but was postponed indefinitely owing to COVID-19’s third wave.
It is nearly impossible to hold the IPL in one go, with the BCCI set to start the competition on March 27, but the brass called a meeting to examine the way forward after demands from various state units.
“We’re looking into all of the options for hosting the Ranji Trophy.” We are eager to host it because it appears that incidences are decreasing, and it is critical to have this tournament,” Dhumal added.