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Pandemic takes its toll on cricket; no Ranji Trophy for the first time in 87 years

Pandemic takes its toll on cricket; no Ranji Trophy for the first time in 87 years

Pandemic takes its toll on cricket; no Ranji Trophy for the first time in 87 years

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NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced to cancel its premier first-class domestic tournament- Ranji Trophy for the first time in 87 years due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

Keeping in view of COVID-19, the two-phased Ranji Trophy in times of the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t feasible.

 

 

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While BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Shah were keen to have the blue riband tournament that pays the maximum match fee ( ₹1.5 lakh per game approx) for the players, it is understood that a two-month long bio-bubble even for a truncated two-phased Ranji Trophy in times of the COVID-19 pandemic wasn't feasible.

 

 

 

It is understood that BCCI will probably follow the same groupings and bio-bubble for the Hazare Trophy that will start next month.