Neither domestic or international cricket match has been organized in India for more than eight months due to the Coronavirus. The BCCI also organized the IPL in the United Arab Emirates this year. Fans were waiting for the return of cricket in the country for a long time. Now the BCCI has ended this wait for the fans and announced the start of the domestic season in the country.
The new season will begin with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the T20 tournament whose matches will be played from January 10 to 31 in six states where a secure bio-bubble will be prepared.
Syed Mushtaq Trophy to start from 10 January
The players participating in the tournament will have to reach their respective venues on January 2. It is learned that BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has mailed to all the state units that the domestic season will start with the Mushtaq Ali Trophy but there is no clarity on when the Ranji Trophy will start.
“The BCCI will subsequently seek further feedback from members on organising any other domestic tournament/tournaments and a decision will be taken after the group stage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The members are requested to factor a subsequent tournament in their planning and make arrangements accordingly,” Shah further said in the communication with the state units.
Syed Mushtaq Trophy will be held before IPL 2021
It is learned that the Mushtaq Ali Trophy is being organized because the BCCI wants to auction players for the Indian Premier League (IPL) in February. This time nine or ten teams are expected to participate in it. If you talk about other tournaments, instead of Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy can be organized because it can be organized in less time towards Mushtaq Ali Trophy.