As the Board of Control Of Cricket in India (BCCI) are almost on their way to initiate the cricketing season dragging the Indian Premier League (IPL) out of the country (UAE), they are planning at the time to initiate the domestic cricket at the country as well.
However, there are barely any signs of international cricket initiations as in recent times, England tour to India for limited over cricket has been postponed.
The BCCI are looking forward to organizing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Ranji trophy at their own national venues straight after the IPL 2020. The planned scenario would be able to implement once the COVID-19 cases will start decreasing in the country.
BCCI ready to host Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Ranji Trophy straight after IPL 2020
“According to a tentative plan made by Rahul Dravid and Hemang Amin, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be played from November 19 to December 7 and the Ranji Trophy will start from December 13.” Source: CricTracker.
Notably, Ranji Trophy is to go through with the two massive changes this year as the matches of every group will be played in two different cities and two different grounds.
The teams have been divided into five groups; A, B, C, D, and E. The groups, A, B, and C will have eight teams whereas, group D will either have six, seven, or eight teams.
The professional rules have also changed as now in a new rule, the board has introduced a new round. The winner of Group D will face the first-placed team of Group E for a pre-quarterfinal, the winner of which will move into the quarterfinals.
The bottom-placed teams of groups A, B, and C get relegated to Group D, while the top three teams from Group D get promoted to groups A, B and C. The bottom-placed team in Group D will be demoted to Group E, while the top-placed team from Group E will be promoted to Group D. (Source: CricTracker)