BCCI has created a mandate that restricts the number of players that can be inducted in to the team for the Ranji Trophy. The squad size should not be more than 30 players. “As a result, the total number of support personnel is limited at ten,” the BCCI informed state associations ahead of the Ranji Trophy, which begins on February 17.

In light of the pandemic crisis, the BCCI is now permitting states to hold two reserves. “As COVID reserves, teams are allowed to bring two additional players. If a Team India cricketer is delegated by the BCCI to play domestic cricket, he would be entitled for match fees in excess of the 20 players depending on his standing in the playing XI and non-playing XI in the matches”, according to BCCI and reported by cricbuzz.

The BCCI has also issued a general recommendation on how the match money should be distributed. According to the board, the playing XI would get the whole match cost of Rs 2.4 lakh, while the remaining nine will receive half of it. The matches of the two-phased competition would be held in Kolkata, Guwahati, Haryana, Delhi, Cuttack, Rajkot, Chennai, Ahmedabad with the IPL in between. From March 12 to 16, the pre-quarterfinals will be placed. From the quarterfinals onwards, matches will be conducted after the IPL, from May 30 to June 26.