According to Mid-day, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah sent an email to the state associations, informing them about the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy's venues.
The tournament will have a group stage, followed by knockouts. There will be five Elite groups and a Plate group.
Chandigarh, Meghalaya, Bihar, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh constitute the Plate Group. These eight teams will battle against each other at Chennai.
Bengaluru, Kolkata, Baroda, Indore, and Mumbai will play host to the five Elite groups. Ahmedabad's Motera Stadium will host the knockout phase of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2020-21.
ANI reported that the teams would assemble in the respective cities till January 2. Later, they will undergo COVID-19 tests on January 2, 4, and 6. After clearing the tests, they could begin their practice sessions from January 8.
Jay Shah mentioned that the BCCI would decide the fate of the other domestic tourneys' following the group stage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.
"The BCCI will subsequently seek further feedback from the members on organising any other domestic tournament/tournaments and a decision will be taken after the group stage of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The Members are requested to factor a subsequent tournament in their planning and make the arrangements accordingly," said the BCCI Secretary.
Groups of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2020/21
Elite Group A: Venue - Bengaluru
Teams: Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Railways, and Tripura
Elite Group B: Venue - Kolkata
Teams: Odisha, Bengal, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Assam, and Hyderabad
Elite Group C: Venue - Baroda
Teams: Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Baroda, and Uttarakhand
Elite Group D: Venue - Indore
Teams: Services, Saurashtra, Vidarbha, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Goa
Elite Group E: Venue - Mumbai
Teams: Haryana, Andhra, Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala, and Puducherry
Plate Group: Venue - Chennai
Teams: Chandigarh, Meghalaya, Bihar, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Arunachal PradeshPublished 17 Dec 2020, 13:46 IST