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BCCI issues clarification on Duleep Trophy

The board clarifies that Duleep Trophy is an integral part of the domestic calendar


In continuation to the press release, detailing the domestic calendar sent by the BCCI yesterday, it has been observed that few sections of the media have erroneously reported that the Duleep Trophy has been scrapped/dropped from this year.

BCCI wishes to clarify that this is incorrect and reiterate that the Duleep Trophy remains an integral part of the domestic calendar.

India will play 12 Test matches at home in the next Season (2016-17) between October-March. Duleep trophy will be the curtain raiser for the forthcoming domestic season and provide a platform for the players to stake a claim.

This year's schedule has been planned to ensure that prominence for various domestic competitions is relevant to India’s international calendar and in particular with India hosting the ICC World Twenty20.

In addition, due to extreme weather conditions that is prevalent in the North India and parts of East India during peak winter, BCCI wanted to ensure that the Ranji Trophy matches were not affected. All the zonal tournaments have been planned in that interim period, thereby ensuring level playing field for everyone.

BCCI wishes to reaffirm its keenness to add more relevance to the Duleep Trophy in the coming years and to prepare our cricketers for Test cricket.



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Venues for ICC World Twenty20 2016 announced

Eden Gardens, Kolkata to host the event finale


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the venues that will host the Men and Women ICC World Twenty20-2016. The World Twenty20 will be hosted by India from the 11th of March to the 3rd of April 2016.

Bengaluru, Chennai, Dharamshala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi will be the venues along with Kolkata, which will also host the final of the event.

These venues will host the matches subject to fulfilling the prescribed requirements of the ICC and BCCI while adhering to the statutory obligations that are mandatory for hosting an International match.

Speaking on the announcement of the venues, Honorary Secretary of the BCCI, Mr. Anurag Thakur said, “BCCI is extremely proud to host this prestigious event. All the venues identified have hosted many prestigious matches. With this announcement, we have begun our preparations in right earnest. We want this World Twenty20 to be a memorable experience for our participants and fans. I am confident that all the venues nominated will deliver a world class event.”

The BCCI has constituted a Managing Committee for the ICC World Twenty20 comprising of the following members:

President of BCCI, Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya would be the chairman of this committee along with the following members;

Mr. Anurag Thakur, convenor and Hon. Secretary, BCCI.
Mr. Amitabh Choudhary, Hon. Joint Secretary, BCCI.
Mr. Anirudh Chaudhry, Hon. Treasurer, BCCI.
Mr. G. Ganga Raju, Vice President, BCCI.
Mr. Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL.
Mr. Ashish Shelar, Vice President, Mumbai Cricket Association.
Mr. Ashirbad Behera, Hon. Secretary, Orissa Cricket Association.

Anurag Thakur
Honorary Secretary


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