After a Covid-19-induced cancellation in 2020-21, the Ranji Trophy will resume to the Indian domestic calendar for the 2021-22 season. The BCCI announced on Saturday that it would host all competitions, for all age categories, men and women, as part of a full 2127-match domestic calendar for the 2019 season. The Ranji Trophy is scheduled to take place over three months from November 16, 2021 to February 19, 2022.

The Senior Women’s One Day League will kick off the season on September 21, while the men’s season will kick off with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, a T20 competition held from October 20 to November 12. Four days later, the Ranji Trophy will begin.

The Mushtaq Ali tournament will take place in the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14, 2021, in conjunction with the men’s T20 World Cup, which will be held in the UAE and Oman. The BCCI is set to extend the IPL starting in 2022, and a major auction is slated to take place following the Mushtaq Ali tournament, potentially in December.

The fifty-over Vijay Hazare Trophy will begin three days after the completion of Ranji Trophy, i.e. February 23, with its final taking place on March 26.

”A total of 2127 domestic games will be played this season across various age groups in the men’s & women’s category,” read the BCCI statement. The BCCI is confident of hosting the domestic season with health and safety of players and all people involved being paramount.