Mid-day – The BCCI technical committee today proposed a slew of recommendations including starting the 2018-19 domestic season with the national one- day championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy and incorporating an extra round of matches in the Ranji Trophy.

Summary

  • The BCCI technical committee today proposed a slew of recommendations including starting the 2018-19 domestic season with the national one- day championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy and incorporating an extra round of matches in the Ranji Trophy.
  • During a two-and-a-half-hour meeting in Kolkata, there was elaborate discussions on whether the Ranji Trophy could be played with kookaburra balls instead of the currently used SG Test.
  • Once that gets over, the knockout stages of the Ranji Trophy will commence with the committee chairman Sourav Ganguly wants that we now prepare such a calender that at least we don’t need to tweak it for some time.
  • During a press conference, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary told mediapersons that while there are suggestions about using red kookaburra balls in the Ranji Trophy they want to continue using the Indian made SG Test balls.
  • Chaudhary indicated that the Duleep Trophy will be once again played with the pink ball in day/night format and the BCCI’s experience of introducing cricket to “new venues” has been “pleasant on most occasions”.


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