BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly has revealed that the board will come up with a revised plan for the domestic season once the Covid situation is under control. Ranji Trophy and two other domestic tournaments were postponed recently due to a surge in the Covid-19 cases all over the country.
The BCCI on Tuesday, January 4th indefinitely postponed several domestic tournaments including the Ranji Trophy, the Col C K Nayudu Trophy and the Senior Women’s T20 league. The Ranji Trophy and Col C K Nayudu Trophy were scheduled to begin this month, while the Senior Women's T20 League was scheduled to commence in February.
"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the postponement of the Ranji Trophy, Col C K Nayudu Trophy & Senior Women’s T20 League for the 2021-22 season in the wake of the rising COVID-19 cases in the country. The Ranji Trophy & Col C K Nayudu Trophy were scheduled to begin this month while the Senior Women’s T20 League was scheduled to commence in February," the board had said in its statement.
Meanwhile, the BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly has stated in a letter to affiliated unites that the BCCI will come up with a revised plan for the domestic season once the Covid situation is under control.
"As you are aware, we had to put on hold the currently ongoing domestic season due to the worsening Covid 19 situation. The Covid cases are rapidly increasing and there were multiple positive cases in many teams. It posed an imminent threat to the health and safety of players, officials and all others related to the running of the tournaments," said Ganguly in the letter.
"The BCCI would like to reassure that it will do everything to restart the domestic season once the Covid situation is under control. We are committed to holding the remaining tournaments for this season. The Board will shortly come back to you with a revised plan.”
The Ranji Trophy 2020-2021 season had been cancelled last year due to the pandemic.