BCCI announced an extensive list of national competitions on Monday. Delhi revealed that it will host the final of Syed Mushtaq Ali on November 22, and Kolkata will host the final of Ranji on March 16. Starting from the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on November 4th, men’s domestic calendar tournaments will use a neutral field. The Ranji Trophy will start on January 13, 2022, and the Vijay Hazare Trophy will start on December 8.
The competitors shall be isolated for 5 days
The game will begin after the team completes five days of isolation and will take place in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Trivandrum and Chennai. Starting February 20, Kolkata will host all knockout matches. On the other hand, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be held in Lucknow, Guwahati, Vadodara, Delhi, Haryana and Vijayawada, and the knockout match will be held in Delhi on November 16. The Vijay Hazar trophy has yet to be announced.
Ranji Trophy to be divided into six groups
The Ranji Trophy will be divided into six groups, including five elite groups with six teams in each group and one board group with eight teams. The heavyweights from Mumbai, Karnataka and Delhi were assigned to the elite group C, which is basically the death group, while the defending champion Saurashtra competed with Tamil Nadu, Railway, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and Goa were paired to enter Elite D.
Last year’s runner-up Bangladesh will start their campaign in Elite Group B alongside Vidarbha, Haryana, Kerala, Tripura and Rajasthan. The plate group will include Chandigarh, Meghalaya, Bihar, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh.
Bangalore to host Men’s U-25 State A One Day Championship
In other developments, Bangalore will host the finals of the Men’s U-25 State A One-Day Championship on December 10th, and the finals of the Senior Women’s One-Day Championship on November 20th.