Cricket

Saurashtra plan to begin Ranji Trophy preparations with training camp from first week of November

  • Press Trust of India
  • October 27th, 2020
  • 18:22:18 IST

New Delhi: Reigning champions Saurashtra are planning to begin their Ranji Trophy preparations with a training camp from the first week of November by strictly following all the state government and BCCI guidelines on COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ranji Trophy final between Saurashtra and Bengal in March was the last competitive game held in India before the COVID-19 outbreak brought cricketing activity to a grinding halt in the country.

Jaydev Shah, president of Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA), said initially they are planning to have the camp with Rajkot-based cricketers at their Khandheri Stadium.

They’ve been so close, yet so far, and for so long; in many ways, Saurashtra’s fortunes of the past decade mirror that of their captain and his individual career. Image Courtesy: Twitter @JUnadkat

File image of Saurashtra cricket team. Image Courtesy: Twitter @JUnadkat

"Since the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has said that the domestic cricket is likely to begin in January, we have decided to have a camp.

"Initially, we will call only the Rajkot-based cricketers and see how things go for a week. If all goes as planned, we will call our cricketers residing in other cities. There will be no compromise on players' safety and all government and BCCI SOP will be followed," Shah told

Updated Date: October 27, 2020 18:22:18 IST

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