Indian Domestic Season 2021-22 To Start From September 20

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has opted to hold the Ranji Trophy early next year, with the Women’s Under-19 One-Day and Vinoo Mankad Trophy (Men’s Under-19) contests kicking off in just over a month. Both competitions were cancelled last year because to the pandemic and will take place over the course of 29 days, from September 20 to October 19.

BCCI stated that it is working closely with the Indian government, state regulatory bodies, and other important stakeholders to ensure that the goal of holding domestic events is met. The Ranji Trophy will take place between January 5 and March 20. The inclusion of Inter-State competition is a new aspect of the season. The Col CK Nayudu Trophy will be replaced by this competition, which will replace the previous Under-23 championship. From January 6 through April 2, the tournament will take place.

The BCCI also dispels any doubts about the Vijay Merchant Trophy for Under-16s. A section of the board thought the event should be suspended for the season because of the no-vaccination policy for under-18s. The BCCI, on the other hand, has opted to hold it in November-December, though the exact dates have yet to be disclosed.

Domestic calendar:

1. Women’s Under 19 (One-Day) – September 20 – October 18

2. Vinoo Mankad Trophy -September 20 – October 18

3. Men Challenger Trophy (U-19 ) – October 26 – November 9

4. Women Challenger Trophy (U-19) – October 25 – November 6

5. Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy – October 27 – November 22

6. Senior Women’s One-Day – October 20 – November 20

7. Men’s State A One-Day – November 9 – December 10

8. Vijay Hazare Trophy – December 1 – December 29

9. Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy – November 26 – December 8

10. Ranji Trophy – January 5 – March 20

11. Cooch Behar Trophy (Men’s U-19) – November 21 to February 2

12. CK Nayudu (Men 4-day, U-25) – January 6 – April 2

13. Senior Women’s T20 – February 20 to March 23

14. Vijay Merchant Trophy (Men U-16 ) – November – December