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BCCI Announces 6 Venues For Bio-Bubble Creation For The Upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament

BCCI declares Bangalore, Kolkata, Vadodara, Indore, Mumbai and Chennai will host the matches of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament.

The BCCI has declared a total of 6 venues where a bio-bubble will be designed for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament. The competitive domestic T20 tournament is all set to begin from 10th January next month. The BCCI had postponed all the domestic matches in India due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. 

Now BCCI Secretary Jay Shah put an email to all the necessary state associations, which the Mid-day observed, naming the six centres where the tournament would be staged. The venues that are chosen by BCCI are Bangalore, Kolkata, Vadodara, Indore, Mumbai and Chennai as hosts to the 38 teams. 

BCCI Announces 6 Venues For Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament

The team have been divided into five Elite groups of A, B, C, D, E and the competition will also feature 8 new teams. The 8 new sides in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament are Chandigarh, Bihar and teams from the North East will be a part of the Plate group. The tournament will also be a preview for BCCI of what to expect in IPL 2021 when the tournament is played in a bio-secure bubble. 

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“The teams will have to assemble at their respected venues on or before January 2. “They will be needed to undergo COVID-19 testing procedures and quarantine in accordance with the state regulatory authorities,” the email said.

Elite A: Venue Bangalore

Teams: Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Railways and Tripura

Elite B: Venue Kolkata

Teams: Odisha, Bengal, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Hyderabad

Elite C: Venue Vadodara

Teams: Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Baroda and Uttarakhand

Elite D: Venue Indore

Teams: Services, Saurashtra, Vidarbha, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Goa

Elite E: Venue Mumbai

Teams: Haryana, Andhra, Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala and Puducherry

Plate: Venue Chennai

 Teams: Chandigarh, Meghalaya, Bihar, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh

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