Desperate for some domestic cricket, the BCCI has asked its state associations to consider the structure of the curated season, with plans to build six bio-safe hubs across the country between December and March.
In the letter to the unions, the board has suggested four options on conduct starting only with the blue-reband Ranji Trophy.
The other option is to organize only Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.
The third scenario is a combination of Ranji Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali, while the fourth is a window for two white-ball tours (Syed Mushtaq Ali and Vijay Hazare Trophy).
According to the letter, which has been accessed by PTI, the BCCI has also talked about the possible windows for the events, with a 67-day offer for the Ranji Trophy (11 January-18 January).
The Mushtaq Ali tournament will require 22 days (20 December to 10 January), while if the Vijay Hazare Trophy can be held between 11 January to 7 February, — a period of 28 days.
The letter states that the establishment of a structure for a new competition during the epidemic has presented special challenges for domestic cricket, most of which have specialized medical personnel.
The BCCI will create six bio safe hubs for the domestic tournament with 38 teams.
“38 teams will be divided into 5 elite groups and 1 plate group. The elite groups will consist of 6 teams, while the plate group will consist of 8 teams, ”it said.
The BCCI Hub will have a minimum of three venues each and the games will be broadcast digitally.
The board recently conducted the IPL in a bio-safe environment in the United Arab Emirates and President Sourav Ganguly has been insisting that the domestic season, which usually starts in August, will proceed at some point.
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