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BCCI and Sourav Ganguly planning to resume domestic cricket from January 1

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Ganguly additionally talked concerning the return of girls’s cricket and different age-group cricket between March and April.

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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. (Photograph by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto through Getty Pictures)

Sourav Ganguly, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, mentioned that the board is planning to renew home cricket within the nation round January 1, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has made certain that no home event will be hosted in India in 2020 as a result of rising variety of instances over the previous couple of months.

Nevertheless, Ganguly and the world’s richest cricket board need to begin the upcoming yr with a constructive mind set. Sourav, additionally a former Indian skipper, hinted that January-March could be zeroed in on as a window for the upcoming version of the Ranji Trophy.

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“We have now had intensive discussions on home cricket and we’ve tentatively determined to begin the competitions from January 1, 2021,” Ganguly was quoted as saying in TOI.

“We will definitely have the full-fledged Ranji Trophy red-ball event. It can in all probability not be attainable to carry all tournaments,” he said.

Nevertheless, with a view to minimise the hassles of journey within the pandemic, the matches are more likely to be held in 4 totally different centres. Puducherry has been thought of as one of many venues to host most video games. The BCCI can be Bangalore and Dharamsala as two different venues for the event.

“Puducherry has six grounds and has supplied to host. It could host the Plate Group video games whereas the opposite Teams can play in three totally different centres. The principle motive is to minimise journey for gamers.

“Bangalore additionally has a number of grounds so it may be one choice and another choice will be Dharamsala which has Bilaspur and Nadaun in its proximity,” a BCCI official talked about.

Within the meantime, Ganguly additionally talked concerning the return of girls’s cricket and different age-group cricket between March and April.

“We even have elaborate plans for our age group and ladies’s cricket. We are going to begin with the Ranji Trophy after which we will even have the opposite tournaments between March and April,” Ganguly mentioned.

The Indian cricketers returned to the sphere after seven months with the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The ladies’s cricketers will even be resuming motion with the Girls’s T20 Problem in November.

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