News > BCCI postpones Ranji Trophy start date to January 5 in revised domestic calendar

BCCI postpones Ranji Trophy start date to January 5 in revised domestic calendar

ESPN CricInfo | 20/08/2021 03:34 PM | Click to read full article

The BCCI has pushed back the start of the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy from November 16 this year to January 5 next year to ensure the 38 participating teams have more time to prepare for red-ball cricket.

The move follows a request from several associations to be given more time to prepare for the premier first-class competition, which was shelved in 2020-21 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The competition will now end on March 20, 2022.