No Ranji Trophy in 2020-21 but BCCI to hold domestic 50-over competitions for men women U-19 boys


The premier first-class tournament will not be held for the first time since its inception in 1934-35

There will be no Ranji Trophy for the first time since its inception in 1934-35, but the BCCI has announced that the senior men’s, senior women’s and Under-19 men’s 50-over competitions would be held in the current domestic season, which has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in a major way. Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, wrote to the various state associations on Friday announcing this, adding that “this has been decided after having received your [state associations’] feedback”.

Pointing out that “it has been difficult to plan the cricket calendar on account of the precautions that are necessary for the safe conduct of the games,” Shah wrote: “… it was extremely important for us to ensure that women’s cricket takes place and I am extremely happy to inform you that we are going to conduct the Senior Women’s One-day tournament simultaneously with the Vijay Hazare Trophy [men’s 50-over tournament] and follow it up with Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-19.

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