BCCI Considering To Cancel Domestic Season This Year- Reports

The coronavirus cases spike in India has reportedly forced the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to rethink about organizing the domestic season. The Indian board is considering calling off the whole domestic season 2020-21. Earlier, it was reported that the board is planning to truncate the senior domestic season- only the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Ranji Trophy will be conducted from 19th November after the end of the IPL 2020. BCCI Considering To Cancel Domestic Season This Year- Reports But as per the latest development, a source told TOI that the surge in COVID-19 cases in

BCCI Considering To Cancel Domestic Season This Year- Reports
BCCI Considering To Cancel Domestic Season This Year- Reports

The coronavirus cases spike in India has reportedly forced the to rethink about organizing the domestic season. The Indian board is considering calling off the whole domestic season 2020-21.

Earlier, it was reported that the board is planning to truncate the senior domestic season- only the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Ranji Trophy will be conducted from 19th November after the end of the IPL 2020.

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Ranji Trophy started off in 1943. Photo Credit: BCCI.

BCCI Considering To Cancel Domestic Season This Year- Reports

But as per the latest development, a source told TOI that the surge in COVID-19 cases in some states has hampered BCCI to go with the plan. Although the Indian board has not made any official statement on the cancellation of domestic tournaments.

“In certain states, it’s bad. In other states, it’s worse. The numbers are unrelenting. In such a scenario, how does one plan anything over a period of three or four months, when you’re not sure what’s in store tomorrow,” sources were quoted as saying by TOI.

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Saurashtra lifts maiden Ranji Trophy in the last season. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Earlier, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has said that the health and safety of players are of utmost importance to BCCI. The domestic cricket will resume seeing the conditions.

“…the BCCI is making all efforts to ensure that domestic cricket resumes as and when the conditions permit. The health and safety of players and all other involved in domestic cricket is of utmost importance to BCCI and we are constantly monitoring all aspects,” Ganguly wrote.

Generally, the domestic season in India starts in August but the pandemic has wreaked havoc with the calendar. The Indian Premier League also got postponed which was scheduled to start from 29th March. Indian cricketers will resume the game with IPL. Later the year, they will tour to play Test and limited over series.

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