Changes proposed in Ranji points and overs

Pavan Suresh / 29 April 2015

The BCCI technical committee has proposed to make the Ranji Trophy matches more result oriented. The changes suggested by Anil Kumble headed committee increasing the number of overs from 90 to 95 and doing away with a point currently awarded to a side for saving a match. 

In the last season 62 out 115 games had results and technical committee suggested increasing 5 overs to each of four days to increase the possibility of a result. Kumble and Co have also proposed with the single point for a draw or conceding the lead.

Till 2006-07 four points were awarded for a win, five for a bonus win, two for the first innings lead and none for the team that conceded the lead in draw. In 2007-08 the system changed five for a win, six for bonus win, and three for the first innings lead, the current format six points for win or seven points for ten wicket win or innings win.

The working committee was briefed that the existing format the teams are content with first innings results thus gaining points with three awarded for taking the lead. The side that concedes the lead does not push for victory making the second innings not possible on numerous occasions. The technical committee felt that taking a point away for earning a draw the teams will end up being more aggressive.

By bowling 95 overs in a day will help to produce results but make the game faster.  

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