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 domestic season will commence with the Duleep Trophy, scheduled from June 28 to July 16, followed by the Deodhar Trophy from July 24 to August 4. The traditional Irani Cup, featuring the Ranji champions (Saurashtra) and Rest of India, is set to take place from October 1 to 5.
According to the released schedule, the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 competition will be held from October 16 to November 6, followed by the Vijay Hazare Trophy 50-over championship from November 23 to December 15. Both white-ball tournaments will feature two divisions: Elite and Plate. The premier division will consist of three groups, each comprising eight teams, while the lower division will have two groups with seven teams. The competition will progress through pre-quarterfinals, quarterfinals, semifinals, and culminate in the final.