Ranji Trophy: Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka Clubbed In Same Group
Ranji Trophy: Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka have been clubbed in same group while last season runners-up Saurashtra clubbed with Tamil Nadu, Railways, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and Goa.
- Ranji Trophy matches will be played in six cities
- Next Ranji Trophy will start from January 5, 2022
- There will be a 5-day quarantine for teams ahead of each game
Heavyweights Mumbai, Karnataka and Delhi have been clubbed in virtual "group of death" in the Ranji Trophy, which will start from January 5 next year. Along with the multiple time Ranji champions are Hyderabad, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand in the Elite group C. Defending champions Saurashtra are clubbed with Tamil Nadu, Railways, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and Goa in Elite group D. Last year's runners-up Bengal has a relatively easy group (Elite B) with Vidarbha, Haryana, Kerala, Tripura and Rajasthan. Another interesting group will be Elite group A that has Gujarat, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Services and Assam. The Elite E group has Andhra, Uttar Pradesh, Baroda, Odisha, Chattisgarh and Pondicherry.
The Plate group will comprise Chandigarh, Meghalaya, Bihar, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh.
The six cities where matches will be played are Mumbai (Elite A), Bengaluru (Elite B), Bengaluru (Elite C), Ahmedabad (Elite D), Trivandrum (Elite E) and Chennai (Plate).
There will be a five-day quarantine for teams ahead of each game.