BCCI announces venues for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy, two Irani Cups set to be held in between
The board has been quite keen to start the domestic tournaments that have been halted for a two-year phase due to Covid-19.
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The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has announced the hosts for this year’s Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament and Vijay Hazare Trophy. Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot, Punjab and Jaipur will be the venues for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy league stages while the knock out stages will be held in Kolkata and Ahmedabad. The domestic 20-over tournament is set to be held between October 11 to November 5, with Tamil Nadu starting as the defending champions.
Coming to the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Ranchi will be the venues for the league stages while Kolkata and Ahmedabad will yet again host the knockout stages of the one day-domestic-tournament. The white-ball tournament starts on November 12 and will go on until December 2, with Himachal Pradesh starting as the defending champions.
2022-23 domestic season to start with Duleep Trophy
The board has been quite keen to start the domestic tournaments that have been halted for a two-year phase due to Covid-19 and a complete season is set to be played this year. The season starts with Duleep Trophy taking place in Chennai and Coimbatore from September 8 to 25.
The Ranji Trophy season is scheduled to get underway in December and will go until next February. Meanwhile, Irani Cup, which took place previously in 2019, has returned. The 2020 Ranji Trophy champions Saurashtra will host Rest of India from October 1-5, while current champions Madhya Pradesh host Rest of India from March 1-5 next year.
NORTH ZONE: Yash Dhull (Delhi), Dhruv Shorey - vice captain (Delhi), Manan Vohra (Punjab), Mandeep Singh - captain (Punjab), Himanshu Rana (Haryana), Akash Vashisht (Himachal Pradesh), Anmol Malhotra - wicketkeeper (Punjab), Mayank Dagar (Himachal Pradesh), Pulkit Narang (Services), Navdeep Saini (Delhi), Siddharth Kaul (Punjab), Jagjit Singh (Chandigarh), Nishant Sindhu (HCA), Qamran Iqbal (Jammu Kashmir), Vikas Mishra (Delhi)
SOUTH ZONE: Hanuma Vihari - captain (Hyderabad), Mayank Agarwal - vice captain (Karnataka), Rohan Kunnummal (Kerala), Manish Pandey (Karnataka), Devdutt Paddikal (Karnataka), Baba Indrajith (Tamil Nadu), Eknath Kerkar - wicketkeeper (Goa), Ricky Bhui - wicketkeeper (Andhra), Sai Kishore (Tamil Nadu), K Gowtham (Karnataka), Basil Thampi (Kerala), Ravi Teja (Hyderabad), V C Stephen (Andhra), Tanay Thyagrajan (Hyderabad), Lakshye Garg (Goa)
EAST ZONE: Manoj Tiwary - captain (Bengal), Virat Singh - vice captain (Jharkhand), Nazim Siddique (Jharkhand), Sudip Kumar Gharami (Bengal), Shantanu Mishra (Odisha), Anustup Mazumdar (Bengal), Riyan Parag (Assam), Kumar Kushagra - wicketkeeper (Jharkhand), Abishek Porel (Bengal), Shabaz Ahmed (Bengal), Shahbaz Nadeem (Jharkhand), Ishan Porel (Bengal), Akash Deep (Bengal), Mukthar Hussain (Assam), Mani Shankar Mura Singh (Tripura)
WEST ZONE: Ajinkya Rahane - captain (Mumbai), Shreyas Iyer (Mumbai), Prithvi Shaw (Mumbai), Yashasvi Jaiswal (Mumbai), Rahul Tripathi (Maharashtra), Chiraj Jani (Saurashtra), Het Patel (Gujarat), Hardik Tamore (Mumbai), Shams Mulani (Mumbai), Tanish Kotian (Mumbai), Atit Seth (Baroda), Chintan Gaja (Gujarat), Chetan Sakariya (Saurashtra), Jaydev Unadkat (Saurashtra), Satyajeet Bachhav (Maharashtra)
CENTRAL ZONE: Karan Sharma - captain (Uttar Pradesh), Shubham Sharma - vice captain (Madhya Pradesh), Himanshu Mantri - wicketkeeper (Madhya Pradesh), Yash Dubey (Madhya Pradesh), Priyam Garg (Uttar Pradesh), Rinku Singh (Uttar Pradesh), Ashok Maneria (Rajasthan), Akshay Wadkar - wicketkeeper (Vidarbha), Gaurav Yadav (Madhya Pradesh), Venkatesh Iyer (Madhya Pradesh), Deepak Dhapola (Uttarakhand), Aniket Chaudhary (Rajasthan), Kumar Kartikey (Madhya Pradesh), Aditya Sarvatey (Vidarbha), Ankit Rajput (Uttar Pradesh)
NORTHEAST ZONE: Ashish Thapa - captain (Sikkim), Techi Neri (Arunachal), Jonathan Rongsen (Nagaland), Kishan Lyngdoh (Meghalaya), Ankur Malik (Sikkim), Bishworjit K (Manipur), G Lalbiakvela (Mizoram), R K Rex (Manipur), Khrievitso Kense (Nagaland), Techi Doria (Arunachal), Dippu Sangma (Meghalaya), Hokaito Zhimomi (Nagaland), L Kishan Singa (Manipur), Bobby Z (Mizoram), Mohammed Al Bashid (Manipur)