The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has introduced the State associations with 4 choices for BCCI proposes curtailed domestic season 2020-21 truncated home cricket season as a result of COVID-19 outbreak. The associations have been requested to revert with their most well-liked possibility by December 2.
In an email to all the BCCI associates, accessed by BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has specified the 4 choices for the senior males’ home season. They’re:
Choice 1: Only Ranji Trophy
Choice 2: Only Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Choice 3: Both Ranji Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Choice 4: Both Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy
The e-mail additionally particulars that the BCCI plans to stage the match/s in “six biosecure hubs.”
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“The BCCI should create a complete of six bio-secure hubs throughout the nation. The 38 groups might be divided into 5 Elite teams and one Plate group. The Elite teams will encompass six groups every whereas the Plate group can have eight groups,” the e-mail states.
The BCCI chief has added that the Ranji Trophy would require 67 days, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 22 days and the Vijay Hazare Trophy 28 days for completion. The proposed home windows for the competitions are January 11 to March 18 (Ranji Trophy), December 20 to January 10 (Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy) and Vijay Hazare Trophy (January 11 to February 7).
Based on the e-mail, every one of the six staging cities should have a minimum of three digital broadcast-friendly venues.
That is the primary concrete step in the direction of organising any aggressive cricket in India because the Ranji Trophy last concluded on March 13. Whereas BCCI in August despatched out a non-committal advisory to the State associations, the BCCI apex council final month targetted January 1 as the beginning of home cricket.