Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 to be rescheduled

The BCCI is reportedly considering changing the domestic cricket schedule for 2021-22, including the dates for the Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy, in response to demands from numerous state boards. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, on the other hand, will go on as planned.

Last month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a comprehensive domestic calendar for the 2021-22 season, which included schedules for men’s and women’s categories across several age groups. According to the calendar, the Ranji Trophy was to be played between November 16 and February 19, with the Vijay Hazare Trophy starting on February 23.

The domestic 50-over competition could potentially be pushed back to November, after the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy concludes on November 12. According to reports, the Ranji Trophy will be played until after the limited-overs tournaments are completed, giving players more time to prepare for red-ball cricket.

The CK Nayudu Trophy will be a U-25 event this season, although the future of the U-16 competitions has yet to be determined by the Board. Since vaccination is still not permitted for children under the age of 18, a segment of the Board believes that holding the U-16 competition could be unsafe.