On April 11th, the BCCI announced that the 2023-24 India domestic season will commence on June 28th with the Duleep Trophy, while the Ranji Trophy, which is the premier tournament, will start on January 5th and end with the final on March 14th next year. The domestic season is starting early due to India hosting the 2023 World Cup in October-November. The Deodhar Trophy, which is making a comeback after a three-year break, will take place from July 24th to August 3rd and will be played across six zones: Central, South, North, East, West, and North-East. The Irani Cup, where the current Ranji Trophy champions, Saurashtra, will face the Rest of India team, is scheduled to begin on October 1st, 2023.
Starting from October 16th, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be played, while the Vijay Hazare Trophy will be held from November 23rd to December 15th. Both the white-ball tournaments will consist of 38 teams divided into two groups of seven and three groups of eight teams. The Ranji Trophy, on the other hand, will have 38 teams separated into five groups, with the four Elite Groups containing eight teams each and the Plate Group consisting of six teams. Each team in the Elite Group will play seven league-stage matches, and two teams from each group will advance to the Quarterfinals.
The women’s domestic cricket season, however, will not be rescheduled. The Senior Women’s T20 Trophy will kick off the season from October 19th to November 9th, followed by the Senior Women’s Inter Zonal Trophy, which will start on November 24th. The Senior Women’s One-Day Trophy will begin on January 4th, with the final match taking place on Republic Day, January 26th.
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BCCI announces India’s domestic season for 2023-24.
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