The BCCI’s technical committee, led by the former Indian spinner, Anil Kumble, is all set to meet on April 7 in Kolkata just ahead of the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League scheduled for the same day later.
This meeting is confirmed by some eminent BCCI sources. It is taking place on account of contemplating the suggestions and opinions put on the board in the conclave of Ranji captains and coaches held in New Delhi on March 15.
One of the fuelling issue to be taken into scrutiny would be scheduling the domestic Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 championship, also including it’s zonal phase which is in action in Cuttack presently.
At the conclave held in Delhi, captains and coaches of the Ranji teams strongly demanded to reschedule the cricketing calendar and conduct the domestic T20 championship before the commencement of the extravagant IPL.
This season the tournament is set to finish on April 7, just a day before the proceedings of the IPL which in turn has forced many domestic players to abandon the domestic championship after playing a crucial part in the zonal phase.
A team like Mumbai will be featuring without their captain Aditya Tare, ace batsman Suryakumar Yadav, influential all rounder Abhishek Nayar and young precocious talents like Shreyas Iyer and Sarfaraz Khan citing the aforementioned issue.
The BCCI has hung tomorrow’s deadline on all the players who are a part of the IPL squad to join their respective camps.
A prominent BCCI source has already hinted to the PTI regarding no such clash from the coming year between any donestic league and the IPL.
The one day tournament, this year, was held before the Ranji Trophy to help the selectors in picking the squad for the World Cup. Their would also be talks on playing first class tournaments like Duleep, Ranji before heading for limited over formatted tournaments like Vijay Hazare one-day clash and T20’s.