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BCCI defers decision on Ranji Trophy

BCCI office-bearers have directed executives to check with the state associations about whether their teams can enter pre-tournament quarantine by February 5.

BCCI office-bearers have directed executives to check with the state associations about whether their teams can enter pre-tournament quarantine by February 5.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has deferred the decision about holding the Ranji Trophy till Monday. A meeting of office-bearers on Thursday decided to vet all the options through BCCI executives and arrive at a “decision suitable to every stakeholder”.

“Make no mistake all of us want to stage the Ranji Trophy but there are lots of practical hurdles, including COVID-19 protocols and scheduling issues. We hope for a viable solution at the earliest,” an official privy to developments told The Hindu , citing anonymity, after the meeting.

The Hindu understands that the BCCI office-bearers have directed executives to check with the state associations about whether their teams can enter pre-tournament quarantine by February 5 in order to start the tournament around February 10.

However, time seems to be running out for the BCCI considering the priority of ensuring a safe passage for the Indian Premier League (IPL). The BCCI office-bearers have directed the executives to prepare a back-up plan that would result in the Ranji Trophy winding up by March 20.


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