The BCCI has introduced the much-awaited teams for the lads’s Ranji Trophy 2021-22 season which can begin on January 5 subsequent yr. The blue riband championship could not go forward in 2020 because of the logistical challenges put up by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This yr, heavyweights Mumbai, Delhi and Karnataka discover themselves clubbed collectively in Elite Group C, organising an exhilirating battle between the three most profitable groups. Together with them shall be Hyderabad, Maharashtra and Uttrakhand.
Defending champions Saurashtra are in a comparatively straightforward lot. They are going to be joined by Railways, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir, Goa and Jharkhand in Elite Group D. In the meantime, the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season’s runners-up, Bengal, will lead Elite Group B with Vidarbha, Haryana, Kerala, Tripura and Rajashtan alongside them.
Elite Group A includes Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Companies and Assam. Elite Group E contains Andhra, Uttar Pradesh, Baroda, Odisha, Chhatisgarh and Pondicherry. Chandigarh, Meghalaya, Bihar, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh will kind the Plate Group.
The winners of every Elite Group will make it on to the quarter-finals of Ranji Trophy 2021-22. The second-placed staff from every Elite Group will vie with the winner of the Plate Group in pre-quarter finals to decide on three winners for the quarters.
Kolkata to host Ranji Trophy 2021-22 remaining
Kolkata’s famed Eden Gardens will host all knockouts for the Ranji Trophy season, together with the ultimate on March 16-20. Other than that, six cities will host the matches – Mumbai (Elite A), Kolkata (Elite B), Bengaluru (Elite C), Ahmedabad (Elite D), Trivandrum (Elite E) and Chennai (Plate).
Information company ANI just lately reported that every squad will comprise a most of 30 members. Out of this there should be a minimal of 20 gamers and the remaining the assist employees. The assist employees may even embody a staff doctor to handle COVID-19 associated points.