In a letter to the state associations, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly announced that the home-away format would be reinstated for the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and all other top domestic cricket competitions, including the Ranji Trophy. Due to Covid-19 limitations, the IPL was either played outside of India or in a small number of Indian cities, like this year. However, with more matches expected and the pandemic situation becoming better by the day, the BCCI has chosen to return to the T20 league’s original structure.

In the letter, which was obtained by Hindustan Times, Ganguly said, “The next season of men’s IPL will also go back to the home and away model with all 10 clubs playing their home matches at their allotted sites.

“I am pleased to inform you that things are returning to normal. You must be aware that we will have the customary full-fledged domestic season this year for all age categories, with the games being held throughout the nation. Seeing how the BCCI has been supported by all of its members over the last five years is encouraging. I do not doubt that the epidemic is over, and everyone is now looking forward to a more secure future. “. The home-away system will also be used for India’s best domestic competition, the Ranji Trophy, which will get off on December 13 of this year.

Ganguly said in the letter that two more Irani Cups would be held this year. In actuality, there will be two tournaments during the 2017 domestic season. From October 1 to 5, Saurashtra, the 2019–2020 Ranji Trophy winners, will play the Rest of India team at Rajkot. Madhya Pradesh will compete in their first-ever Irani Cup, which will be contested from March 1–5 in Indore the following year. Madhya Pradesh defeated Mumbai to win their first Ranji Trophy Championship in the 2021–2022 season, Ganguly wrote.