INDIA CRICKET NEWS
The fate of other national tournaments will be decided after the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy group stage. © Getty
India’s 2020-21 national season will kick off with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, taking place from January 10-31, stated Jay Shah, BCCI secretary, in an email to all state units of the Cricket Control Board. in India on Sunday (December 31).
The decision was made following the suggestions of all state associations on which tournament they would prefer to play in the cricket season hit by the pandemic. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy had emerged as the favorite, while there was almost equal preference for the Ranji Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy as the second-choice tournament of the season.
The teams were asked to meet at their respective venues, which have yet to be finalized, on January 2, 2021. Cricbuzz understands that board officials have spoken with various associations to determine their readiness to host the tournament, but they have not finished yet. at venues.
“Having reviewed your responses, based on comments received, I am pleased to inform you that BCCI plans to begin the 2020-21 national season with the T20 tournament schedule for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy,” Shah wrote in an email accessed by Cricbuzz .
“The BCCI will seek further feedback from members on the organization of any other tournament / tournaments and the decision will be made after the group stage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy,” he added. “More details regarding the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be finalized soon.”
Meanwhile, the last date for the interstate transfer of cricketers for the season has been extended to December 20, 2020.