A decision on Ranji Trophy was expected to be taken in the meeting of the BCCI members, but the fate of India’s premier domestic event remained undecided, despite BCCI president Sourav Ganguly batting firmly for the prestigious first-class tournament.
The BCCI Apex Council gave its approval to begin women’s cricket season in the country from March. India’s domestic season, which was delayed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, finally took off earlier this month with the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.
With the IPL likely to be played in the in March-April window, the Board is finding it tough to slot in the first-class tournament. The BCCI will also continue to push for tax exemption by the government for the men’s T20 World Cup, scheduled in October-November.