Ranji Trophy to begin on February 10

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Ranji Trophy to begin on February 10

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SportsCafe Desk

02/03/2022

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday, February 3 have informed the state associations that the Ranji Trophy will begin on February 10. The domestic tournament will be played in two phases, and the knockouts will be held from May 30 to June 26 after the conclusion of IPL 2022.

The BCCI on Thursday, February 3 informed all state associations that the  Ranji Trophy will begin on February 10, and the first phase of the domestic tournament will be played until March 15. The competition will be played in two phases, and the knockouts will be held from May 30 to June 26 after the conclusion of IPL 2022.

According to the latest schedule released by the BCCI, the domestic tournament will have a total number of 64 matches, which will be played in 62 days across nine venues. The Elite group matches in the domestic tournament will be played across Rajkot, Cuttack, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Trivandrum, Delhi, Haryana and Guwahati, while Kolkata will host the Plate group matches

The Elite group will consist of four teams, and the Plate group will have six teams. After three rounds of league matches, a total of nine teams, eight from Elite and one from the Plate group will qualify for the knockout stage. 

The Ranji Trophy was previously scheduled to start on January 13, but the BCCI decided to postpone the tournament indefinitely due to rising Covid-19 cases in India. 

Ranji Trophy Groupings

Elite A (Rajkot): Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya

Elite B (Cuttack): Bengal, Baroda, Hyderabad, Chandigarh

Elite C (Chennai): Karnataka, Railways, Jammu and Kashmir, Pondicherry

Elite D (Ahmedabad): Saurashtra, Mumbai, Odisha, Goa

Elite E (Thiruvananthapuram): Andhra, Rajasthan, Services, Uttarakhand

Elite F (Delhi): Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Tripura

Elite G (Rohtak, Gurugram): Vidarbha, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam

Elite H (Guwahati): Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh

Plate (Kolkata): Bihar, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh

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