Cricket Board of India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has said that the Indian domestic season will start only when it is safe for young players to travel inside the country for Ranji Trophy matches. There is uncertainty about India’s domestic tournaments as the number of matches in the season will have to be reduced if the Indian Premier League happens in October due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The domestic season 2020-2021 was to begin with the Vijay Hazare Trophy in late August, followed by the Ranji Trophy, the Duleep Trophy and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The Iranian trophy was canceled last season due to the start of the lockdown. Asked about domestic and junior cricket, Ganguly said to Sports, “These are necessary but only after the corona virus epidemic is controlled.”
Only after the situation is safe, especially junior cricket. Ganguly said that India is a big country and teams have to travel from one place to another for matches and hence domestic cricket will not start until everything is safe. The BCCI chief said, “We do not want to take risks on young players.
Our country is so big and our domestic cricket is so strong that everybody has to travel to play. Therefore, it will not be organized until it is safe. “Similarly, tournaments for the age group will not be organized at the moment.
According to the Union Health Ministry, on Thursday, the highest number of cases of coronavirus was recorded 24,879 in a day, bringing the total number of cases to 7,67,296. The death toll from this infection has reached 21,129, in which 487 people have lost their lives in a day.