The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the schedule for the upcoming domestic cricket season (2023-24), and the highly anticipated Ranji Trophy will kick off on January 5, 2024. This premier first-class competition will span 70 days, concluding on March 14, with the league stage ending on February 19 and the knockout matches commencing on February 23.
The BCCI has provided detailed explanations for the groupings in the Ranji Trophy. The groupings were determined based on various factors:
– Points table from the 2022-23 season were taken into account.
– All Elite teams were ranked based on their performance, including winners, runners-up, semifinal losers 1 & 2, quarterfinal losers 1, 2, 3, and 4, using points, bonus points, number of wins, and quotient.
– The remaining teams were grouped and ranked based on points, bonus points, wins, and quotient until the league stage.
– The bottom two teams from all Elite Groups (A/B/C/D) combined, based on points, bonus points, wins, and quotient, were relegated to the Plate Group.
– The winners and runners-up from the Plate Group were promoted to Elite Group A and B, respectively.