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Ranji Trophy 2021-22

Ranji Trophy 2021-22 will be the 87th season of the tournament. Ranji Trophy is the premier first-class cricket tournament in India. The season will take place from 13 January 2022 to 20 March 2022. Saurashtra were the previous winners of the coveted Ranji Trophy. The previous edition, that is; the 2020-21 edition of the tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Players will have to undergo a mandatory five-day quarantine period. As per ANI, each Ranji Trophy team squad will have a maximum of 30 members. Out of the 30, there has to be a minimum of 20 players. The rest can be the management and support staff members.


Table of Contents


  1. Teams
  2. Format
  3. Points System



Teams


There are a total of 38 teams divided into six groups. Group A, B, C, D, and E have six teams each and Plate Group have 8 teams in it. The groups have been decided based on the team's performance in the previous edition of the Trophy.


Group AGroup BGroup CGroup DGroup EPlate Group
AssamBengalDelhiGoaAndhraArunachal Pradesh
GujaratHaryanaHyderabadJammu & KashmirBarodaBihar
Himachal PradeshKeralaKarnatakaJharkhandChhattisgarhChandigarh
Madhya PradeshRajasthanMaharashtraRailwaysOdishaManipur
PunjabTripuraMumbaiSaurashtraPuducherryMeghalaya
ServicesVidarbhaUttarakhandTamil NaduUttar PradeshMizoram
-----Nagaland
-----Sikkim



Format


League stage


A total of 177 matches will be played in Ranji 2021-22. There will be 162 matches in the league stage of the tournament which will be played in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Trivandrum and Chennai. In the League stage, every team will play one match against every other team in their group. There are six groups, including five Elite ones of six teams each and one plate group consisting of eight teams.


Knockout Stage


The Knockout stage will have seven matches, four quarterfinals, two semifinals and the final. The knockout matches will start from 28 February 2022 and the final will be played from 16 - 20 March 2022.


New Change


The BCCI has agreed to use a limited DRS system for this edition of the tournament in the knockout stage. The limited DRS system will not use Hawk-Eye and UltraEdge


Points System


ScenarioPoints
Win6
Bonus point (for innings or 10 wickets wins)1
1st innings lead in a drawn match3
1st innings deficit in a drawn match1
No result1
Lost0


Videos
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BCCI mulling over removing Ranji players limit in U-25 tournament

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Parvez Rasool appeals to BCCI for intervention following allegations of stealing pitch roller

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BCCI forms a 7-member committee to solve compensation problems of domestic cricketers

BCCI forms a 7-member committee to solve compensation problems of domestic cricketers

BCCI likely to increase domestic players' match fee from Rs 35,000 to Rs 60,000 - Reports
BCCI likely to increase domestic players' match fee from Rs 35,000 to Rs 60,000 - Reports

BCCI likely to increase domestic players' match fee from Rs 35,000 to Rs 60,000 - Reports

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All state associations should have annual contracts with their players like the BCCI: Rohan Gavaskar

All state associations should have annual contracts with their players like the BCCI: Rohan Gavaskar

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BCCI announces tentative schedule for Ranji Trophy; no Duleep & Irani Trophy this year

BCCI announces tentative schedule for Ranji Trophy; no Duleep & Irani Trophy this year

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Reports: No Ranji Trophy in Indian domestic season, BCCI to organize Vijay Hazare trophy instead
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Reports: No Ranji Trophy in Indian domestic season, BCCI to organize Vijay Hazare trophy instead

Sourav Ganguly voices support in favour of conducting Ranji Trophy this season
Sourav Ganguly voices support in favour of conducting Ranji Trophy this season

Sourav Ganguly voices support in favour of conducting Ranji Trophy this season

BCCI gives states four options, six bio-secure hubs for shortened domestic season
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Bengal captain Abhimanyu Easwaran tests positive for COVID-19

BCCI set to cancel entire domestic season due to COVID-19
BCCI set to cancel entire domestic season due to COVID-19

BCCI set to cancel entire domestic season due to COVID-19

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