The Board of control for Cricket in India’s technical committee will meet here on Friday to discuss the proposal of playing the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day matches in divisions — on the lines of the Ranji Trophy.

The proposal was received at the recently held Ranji captains and coaches conclave.

Among the suggestions that will be taken up at the technical panel meeting before drawing up the domestic schedule for the next season is the demand from captains and coaches for an additional day’s gap between matches.

BCCI’s technical committee chairman Anil Kumble, who was present during the conclave, would put forth the views raised during the conclave before the panel, according to BCCI sources.

Kumble had said the general consensus at the conclave was that the newly-introduced format for the Ranji was good, but most of the teams wanted a longer gap between matches. “They want a longer break in between two games, which will extend the season. They want a four-day gap (instead of the three-day one at present). It is the preferred option. But then we will have to look at a combination where some matches have three-day gaps and some have four days,” said Kumble.

Another suggestion was to play the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament on the same format as the revamped Ranji Trophy with all teams pooled in three groups leading to the quarterfinal stages.

Some teams also requested for a neutral venue during the knockout stages of Ranji Trophy.

Chief selector Sandeep Patil is among the members of the technical panel whose convener is BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale.


Identified venues will be the norm: KumbleMarch 22, 2013

More In: Cricket | Sport