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BCCI release fixtures for the 2024/25 domestic season

Last updated on 06 Jun 2024 | 06:09 PM
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BCCI release fixtures for the 2024/25 domestic season

The season will start with red-ball cricket while the Ranji Trophy will be played in two phases

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released the domestic cricket calendar for the 2024-25 season.

The season will start with red-ball cricket, featuring the Duleep Trophy starting in Anantapura from September 5. It will be followed by the Irani Cup and the first five rounds of the Ranji Trophy. 

The white-ball tournaments will then intervene, with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy followed by the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The Ranji Trophy will then return with the final two rounds and the three knockout stage games—the quarter-final, semi-final, and final. 

The Ranji Trophy will be played in two stages to ensure recovery time for players from the multi-day format cricket. Shardul Thakur, in the preceding Ranji Trophy season, spoke about the need for longer breaks for the domestic players through the longer tournament.

As further stated by BCCI:

> All Women's challenger tournaments, spanning one-day, T20, and Multiday formats, will witness teams selected by the national selectors.

> The CK Nayudu Trophy introduces a revamped points system aimed at fostering balanced performances. This includes the attribution of points for batting and bowling prowess in the first innings, alongside points for securing the first innings lead or achieving an outright victory.

> A thorough review will be conducted post-season to evaluate the efficacy of the new points system, with potential implementation in the Ranji Trophy for subsequent seasons.

> In an innovative move, the toss will be abolished for CK Nayudu Trophy matches. Instead, the visiting team will be vested with the privilege to elect whether to bat or bowl first.

> Efforts have been undertaken to mitigate the impact of weather disruptions on fixtures.

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