Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 to take place before IPL player auction as BCCI unveils revamped domestic schedule

India's national T20 tournament will be held before the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction in a slight revamp of the BCCI's mega domestic season comprising 2,036 matches.

Press Trust of India, Jul 03, 2019 18:38:19 IST

New Delhi: India's national T20 tournament will be held before the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction in a slight revamp of the BCCI's mega domestic season comprising 2,036 matches.

The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the country's premier domestic T20 event, being pushed ahead is the only notable change in the 2019-20 domestic schedule announced on Wednesday.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 to take place before IPL player auction as BCCI unveils revamped domestic schedule

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The tournament will run from 8 November to 1 December while last season it was held in February-March. The IPL auction is usually held in December-January.

The Ranji Trophy will stretch to March for the first time after starting on 9 December. The final will be played on 13 March.

The format remains similar to the last season wherein 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 and Elite Group B in the next season.

The Duleep Trophy will mark the beginning of the season as usual and will be followed by Vijay Hazare 50-over Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, Ranji Trophy and Irani Trophy, which will run from 18-22 March.

The senior women's domestic season will commence with the T20 League in October.

India women's team immediate target is to short-list players for the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia from 21 February to 8 March.

Last season saw the BCCI overseeing a massive exercise with the addition of nine new teams. Nineteen games have been added to that total this year.

Updated Date: Jul 03, 2019 18:38:19 IST






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