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BCCI to host over 2000 matches in the upcoming 2018-19 domestic season

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BCCI to host over 2000 matches in the upcoming 2018-19 domestic season

The BCCI announces India's mega domestic cricket season 2018-19, which will get underway in August with the Duleep Trophy across various age groups in the men’s and women’s category.

A total of 37 teams will take part in the Ranji Trophy this year which will include 9 new teams. The tournament will have nine teams each in Elite Group A and B and 10 teams in the Elite Group C.

The nine new teams will be placed in the Plate group category. The nine teams that will form the Plate Group this season are Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim & Uttarakhand.

The top team that qualifies for quarter-finals from the Plate group will be promoted to Elite Group C in the next season. The top two teams that qualify for the quarter-finals from Elite Group C will be promoted to Elite Group A & B in the next season.

The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy will also comprise 37 teams and will be played after the Irani Trophy. This will be a great platform for the domestic players to prepare for the IPL.

The Col C K Nayudu Trophy, Vinoo Mankad Trophy, Cooch Behar Trophy and Vizzy Trophy (Inter-university competition) will cater to the young and budding talent of the country.

The senior women's team will commence their domestic season with the T20 Challenger Trophy.

A complete breakdown of the tournament schedule and its schedule can be found here

BCCI

BCCI Desk

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Team India for the first three Tests announced

A call on Bhuvneshwar Kumar's inclusion in the Test squad will be made soon as he is being assessed by the BCCI Medical Team

The All-India Senior Selection Committee met in Leeds to pick the Indian Cricket Team for the first three Tests of the upcoming 5-match Test series against England.

India’s squad for first three Tests against England: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar aggravated a lower back condition in the 3rd ODI against England. His condition is being assessed by the BCCI medical team and a call on his inclusion in the Test squad will be made soon.

Jasprit Bumrah who has been included in the squad, will be available for selection from the 2nd Test onwards based on his fitness.

India’s tour of England, 2018 

S.No

Date

Match

Venue

1

1st  August

1st Test

Edgbaston

2

9th August

2nd Test

Lord’s

3

18th August

3rd Test

Trent Bridge


BP XI for warm-up fixture against South Africa ‘A’: Ishan Kishan (C & WK), RR Sanjay, AR Eshwaran, Dhruv Shorey, Anmolpreet Singh, Ricky Bhui, Jalaj Saxena, Siddhesh Lad, Mihir Hirwani, DA Jadeja, Avesh Khan, Shivam Mavi, Ishaan Porel, Atith Seth.

 

Amitabh Choudhary

Acting Hon. Secretary

BCCI

 

BCCI Desk

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