The Board of control for Cricket in India (BCCI) plans to conduct the women’s domestic competitions after an uneventful round of the Ranji Trophy. BCCI has plans of conducting the Senior Women’s T20 Championship as well as the Col CK Nayudu Trophy Championships. The tournaments will take place in the gap between March and May.
BCCI president Jay Shah’s statement
As a reply to the state associations on Thursday, Jay Shah said that he is happy to announce the commencement of Sr Women’s T20 and Col CK Naidu Trophy.
He added that the events will take place between March-May 2022. He decided to conduct the events since the Round 1 of the Ranji Trophy 2021-22 has been completed.
BCCI’s take on the dates of the tournaments
Jay Shah said that the exact dates of the tournament are yet to be announced as the preparations are underway. Shah further added that the BCCI will share fixtures and biosecurity protocols eventually.
Pandemic and BCCI’s postponement of the tournaments
BCCI had to postpone two tournaments in the midst of the Omicron wave last month. The two lucrative tournaments were supposed to start with the Ranji Trophy. BCCI had to postpone the games considering the safety of the players, support staff, match officials, and other participants.
BCCI, while announcing the postponement has also added that it would monitor the whole situation. It has stated that it will analyze and take control of the situation before taking a call at the start of the tournaments accordingly. With the pandemic situation improving across the country, plans are being taken to show the green signal to start the tournaments.
However, BCCI is yet to announce any whereabouts on the Cooch Behar Trophy under 19 tournament. The tournament got postponed at the quarter-final phase because of the increasing number of cases among the participating teams. The tournament was being held in Pune before the postponement to January 10.