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Ranji Trophy Postponed Indefinitely Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases In India

Ranji Trophy

India’s premier domestic first-class tournament, Ranji Trophy, which was scheduled to start on January 13, has been postponed indefinitely amid the COVID-19 surge in the country.

The tournament, consisting of 38 teams was scheduled to be played across venues in India, Bengaluru, Mumbai Ahmedabad  Chennai Kolkata, and Trivandrum. Ranji Trophy was supposed to be played after two seasons, following its cancellation due to COVID-19 for the first time in its 85-year history in the 2020-21 season.

“BCCI does not want to compromise the safety of the players, support staff, match officials, and other participants involved and hence, has decided to put the three tournaments on hold till further notice. said BCCI secretary. The BCCI will continue to assess the situation and take a call on the start of the tournaments accordingly,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a release on Tuesday.

“BCCI thanks and continues to appreciate the efforts of the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff, match officials, and all the service providers who put their best foot forward to host more than 700 matches across 11 tournaments in the current 2021-22 domestic season,” he added. 

Incidentally, on 3rd January, six players along with the assistant coach from the Bengal Team returned with positive results for COVID- 19. Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube along with video analyst also returned with a positive result for the virus.

Apart from the Ranji trophy, CSK Nayudu Trophy, the women’s T20 league has also been postponed. The senior woman’s T20 league was scheduled to start on February 28 and played across six venues across India Guwahati, Haryana, Pune Lucknow, Dehradun, and Puducherry.


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