The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) held its Apex Council Meeting yesterday in which the Board decided to take a call on the domestic season after further discussions with State units.
New Zealand will tour India as part of preparations for the 2021 WT20. Speaking to a section of the media, sources present in the meeting said that while a final call is yet to be taken on the hosting of Ranji Trophy or the Vijay Hazare Trophy, it was announced that New Zealand will tour India with an eye on the T20 WC.
“We are yet to take a final call on the domestic season and we have to see if we will have the Ranji Trophy or the 50-over format. The State Associations did show keen interest to have the Vijay Hazare, so a call will be taken soon. The bubble system shall remain the same as is being used in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy,” the source said.
Asked about the plan to host New Zealand, the source said it was part of India’s plan to prepare for the T20 World Cup. “The venues and detailing will be done in some time. But the idea is to play maximum T20 games with an eye on the T20 World Cup. It will help the boys prepare,” the source pointed.