Guwahati News Desk: The BCCI has opted to conduct the Vijay Hazare Trophy as per the wishes of the majority of the state units, while has announced that it will not conduct its premier first-class domestic tournament Ranji Trophy for the first time in 87 years.
As per a letter sent by BCCI secretary Jay Shah to the state units, the BCCI will also host the U-19 National One Day tournament for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy and the Women’s national 50-over tournament.
Shah in his letter to state units wrote, “I am extremely happy to inform you that we are going to conduct the Senior Women’s One Day tournament simultaneously with the Vijay Hazare Trophy and follow it up with Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-19. This has been decided after having received your feedback on the domestic season 2020-21. As you are aware, we have lost a lot of time and consequently, it has been difficult to plan the cricket calendar on account of the precautions that are necessary for the safe conduct of the games.”
In his letter, Shah thanking the state units which successfully conducted the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament and wrote, “I write this with some satisfaction and a whole lot of gratitude towards the state associations and staff of the BCCI for the successful conduct of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament so far after having delivered a flawless IPL earlier.”
“The preparations for the England tour of India which commences on 5th February onwards, are in full swing and there is a lot of excitement around it after the historic tour of Australia where, as you are aware, the team had performed miraculously under extremely trying circumstances,” he added.