BCCI announces the required composition of the team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Posted by Devendra Pandey |

December 19, 2020, 6:55:37 pm

BCCIBCCI announces the required composition of the team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (Representative Photo)

The Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Jay Shah has written to all state associations telling them their roster of players and support staff for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which is due to begin on January 10th , must not be more than 30 Each team must call in a doctor to deal with problems with the coronavirus.

“Each team can have a maximum of 20 players and 10 support staff. Each team should have a team doctor to deal with issues related to Covid-19, ”said Shah’s note emailed to the associations. “The team doctor is separate from the team physiotherapist and includes the 10 support staff.”

The Indian board will resume domestic round of cricket starting with the annual T20 tournament, for which the teams are expected to reach their respective hubs by Jan 2nd. The BCCI will later provide more details on hotels, game conditions and Covid-19. related protocols. The board has also selected six venues for the event – Bangalore, Kolkata, Vadodara, Indore, Mumbai and Tamil Nadu.

“The health and safety of all team members, match officers and national association staff is central to our planning for the coming season,” added the note. “While Covid-19 has changed the way the domestic season is conducted, measures and systems for travel, accommodation, training and games are being implemented to ensure we deliver the domestic season in a safe environment for Covid-19 can.”

Shah also briefed on the idea of ​​having a mixed group for the upcoming season. The grouping of the teams into five elite and one plate group was made based on the Ranji Trophy rankings from last season so that it remains consistent across all formats. The top five teams, based on points, were divided into the five elite groups. Similarly, the teams in places six through ten through 28th place were included in the elite groups.

“The two best teams in the Plate group from last year were included in the elite group to achieve the balance of six teams per elite group. The plate group consists of eight teams, ”added Shah.

Qualification for knockouts

A total of five league games are played per group, including the plate group, so that all 38 teams play the same number of games. Although the plate group has eight teams, each team will only play five games. The top-ranked team from each group (five elite and one plate team), a total of six teams, qualifies for the knockout phase, and the following two best-ranked teams from the five elite groups join them and form a total of eight teams in the knockout games.

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