The BCCI will revert back to the tried and tested 'home and away' format for the Ranji Trophy when it's technical committee under the chairmanship of Sourav Ganguly meet in Kolkata on August 2. The technical committee meeting will be followed by a meeting of Tours and Fixtures Committee, which will decide on the dates of India's limited overs home series against Australia in October and November. It will be after some months that one of BCCI's sub-committees will be meeting and it has been scheduled in Kolkata as CAB president Ganguly has other commitments.
The BCCI had decided on neutral venues for Ranji Trophy during the 2016-17 season after numerous complaints about home teams doctoring the pitches.
However, most of the domestic captains gave it a thumb down during the Captains Conclave in Mumbai earlier this year, when it became clear that the idea was a flop.
"Most of the states have already made it clear that we should go back to the old format of at least four home matches. The last year became an ordeal for the teams as they were constantly traveling for three and half months. It made them homesick," a senior BCCI official, who is not supposed to be officially quoted, told PTI today.
"Hopefully, chairman of technical committee Ganguly will take a call. That's the main point on the agenda apart from discussing the Conclave report," the official added.
- Ranji Trophy's technical committee will meet in Kolkata on August 2
- Technical committee will be under the chairmanship of Sourav Ganguly
- BCCI will revert back to tried and tested 'home and away' format.
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|2||Steven Smith Australia||919|
|3||Kane Williamson New Zealand||847|
|4||Joe Root England||835|
|5||David Warner Australia||812|
|1||James Anderson England||899|
|2||Kagiso Rabada South Africa||882|
|3||Vernon Philander South Africa||826|
|4||Ravindra Jadeja India||812|
|5||Trent Boult New Zealand||795|
|1||Virat Kohli India||884|
|2||Rohit Sharma India||842|
|3||Joe Root England||818|
|4||David Warner Australia||803|
|5||Shikhar Dhawan India||802|
|1||Jasprit Bumrah India||797|
|2||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||788|
|3||Kuldeep Yadav India||700|
|4||Trent Boult New Zealand||699|
|5||Josh Hazlewood Australia||696|
|1||Aaron Finch Australia||891|
|2||Fakhar Zaman Pakistan||842|
|3||Lokesh Rahul India||812|
|4||Colin Munro New Zealand||801|
|5||Babar Azam Pakistan||765|
|1||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||793|
|2||Shadab Khan Pakistan||723|
|3||Ish Sodhi New Zealand||700|
|4||Yuzvendra Chahal India||685|
|5||Mitchell Santner New Zealand||665|
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