The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the schedule for the next national season 202122 on Saturday. The national season will begin with the Women’s One-Day League starting on September 21 this year. The Indian Twenty20 League Said Mushtaq Ali Trophy will start on October 20, and the final will be held on November 12. BCCI also stated in its press release that the Ranji Trophy will take place within three months from November 2021 to February 2022.
“The coveted Ranji Trophy, which was cancelled last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be played in a three-month window from November 16, 2021 to February 19, 2022,” the statement read.
The 50-over domestic league — Vijay Hazare Trophy — will start in February next year.
“The Vijay Hazare Trophy will take place from February 23, 2022 to March 26, 2022,” the BCCI said.
A total of 2127 matches will be played throughout the 2021-22 domestic season across all men’s and women’s age groups.
BCCI expressed confidence in making the domestic season a success while keeping health and safety of everyone as their main priority.
“The BCCI is confident of hosting the domestic season with health and safety of players and all people involved being paramount,” the statement read.