Eight State Cricket Boards appeal BCCI to review abandoning Ranji Trophy

By Piyush


The BCCI has reputedly received appeals from several state cricket boards to review its decision to abandon Ranji Trophy for a second straight season.

The Indian cricket board took the call to hang the domestic season earlier this month after a frightening jump in coronavirus cases in the country.

As reported, eight state have informally appealed the BCCI and the board though has answered stating it may look at the probability but hasn’t given a solid commitment.


Previous week, following a meeting, BCCI did take the call to continue the Indian domestic cricket season by February end but only if the coronavirus situation allows. Nevertheless, the major worry, apart from the pandemic, is the window available to organize an event like Ranji Trophy.

The board will need around 75 days for a full Ranji season and the fact that the IPL 2022 could commence as early as the last week of March contracts the available window.

Allegedly, there’s little desire among the state associations that Ranji Trophy will be held under the prevailing conditions.


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