BCCI to conduct senior one-dayers, confirms secretary Jay Shah

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After all speculations, the domestic season will finally start as BCCI has decided to conduct the senior women’s one-dayers, likely from next month. Although the dates haven’t been finalised yet, talks are in the air that it will have a February start.

The Apex body has successfully conducted the men’s Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy post-COVID-19 pandemic in a bio-secure bubble and is likely to utilize those for the upcoming domestic tournaments as well.  BCCI Secretary Jay Shah in his letter to the state association has notified that the decision was taken with an eye on the coronavirus pandemic and the feedback of the state bodies.

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“The pandemic has tested each and every one of us and there is no life that has remain untouched by it, and while it has been difficult, your support has meant that we have been able to resume both domestic and international cricket in the men’s category,” Shah said in the letter, accessed by ANI.

“As you are aware, we have lost a lot of time and consequently, it has been difficult to plan the cricket calendar on account of the precautions that are necessary for the safe conduct of the games.

However, it was extremely important for us to ensure that women’s cricket takes place and I am extremely happy to inform you that we are going to conduct the Senior Women’s One-day tournament simultaneously with the Vijay Hazare Trophy and follow it up with Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-19. This has been decided after having received your feedback on the domestic season 2020-21,” the letter added.

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With an eye on the coronavirus pandemic, the BCCI had asked the state associations to give their feedback on how they wish for the rest of the 2020-21 domestic season to play out. With the 50-overs World Cup happening next year, the one-dayers come as a big boost and provides a platform for the players to impress the selectors.

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