The state cricket associations have started the preparation for Ranji Trophy even though the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not communicated any official dates of the tournament to them. They are following BCCI’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to resume the training of the players.
Uttrakhand has already started the camps for senior men and senior women prior to Diwali that fell on November 14. The association has been holding camps in Dehradun. Wasim Jaffer, who recently finished his assignment with KXIP, has also joined the camp in Dehradun as a coach. The chief of the Uttarakhand association, Mahim Verma said that although the dates are not confirmed, they have begun their preparations.
“Many of the associations have started preparations. As far as the dates are concerned, we aren’t sure. But let us see,” he told IANS.
We have already begun selection trials in various districts and the selection trials for the Ranji Trophy team should end by November-end: UPCA secretary
Uttar Pradesh is conducting selection trials for the second season and is likely to end it by November. The training camp will be held in Kanpur.
Yudhvir Singh, the secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) told IANS, “We have already begun selection trials in various districts and the selection trials for the Ranji Trophy team should end by November-end. We are going ahead with it keeping in mind that BCCI’s domestic season will start from January 1 next year. We will do it in Kanpur.”
Among others, Chhattisgarh and Baroda too have started the preparations for the season ahead.
Earlier, Sourav Ganguly has informed that they are planning to organize Ranji Trophy in early next year but he hasn’t disclosed any dates.