The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will organise the Vijay Hazare Trophy between February 20 and March 14 throughout six venues.
BCCI organise Vijay Hazare Trophy
In a letter to all the state associations on Saturday, which has entry to, the BCCI secretary Jay Shah has talked about that the Plate group matches shall be performed in Tamil Nadu – a venue not specified but – whereas the Group A fixtures shall be held in Surat. Indore and Bengaluru will host Elite B and C groups respectively, whereas Jaipur will play host to Elite D groups. The Elite E groups will play in Kolkata.
From the six venues that hosted the Mushtaq Ali Trophy final month, Mumbai and Vadodara have been changed with Surat and Jaipur. The groups should assemble of their respective cities on February 13 after which there shall be a compulsory quarantine interval. “The groups shall be wanted to bear COVID-19 testing procedures and quarantines in accordance with the state regulatory authorities and the BCCI SOPs,” the letter acknowledged.
In line with the event plan shared with the state associations, the groups will bear three COVID-19 checks between February 13 and 17 earlier than beginning apply sessions from February 18.
Whereas the group stage shall be over by March 1, the quarterfinals shall be held on March eight and 9. Each of the semifinals shall be held on March 11. However, holding all of theall theelements in thoughts, the ultimate schedule is but to be shared.
This would be the second home event this year. In January, the BCCI hosted the primary event of the season – Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy – which was held throughout six venues in an analogous bio-secure atmosphere. Without a lot of time left to conduct the Ranji Trophy, the Board has determined to host the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
“Within the present state of affairs, it was at all times a problem to host such an enormous event just like the Ranji Trophy as a result of logistical points. So, with the Board deciding to host the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the cricketers no less than have one thing to look ahead to,” a state unit chief stated.
Elite A –
Surat: Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Hyderabad, Tripura, Baroda, Goa.
Indore: Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha, Railways, Bihar
Jaipur: Delhi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Pondicherry
Kolkata: Bengal, Services, Jammu and Kashmir, Saurashtra, Haryana, Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu: Uttarakhand, Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim
Teams to enter bio-bubble hubs: February 13
Group stage: February 20 to March 1
Knockouts: March 7 to 14