The cricket board has decided to start off the domestic matches- the Ranji Trophy and the Under-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy as the domestic tournaments to be played in India. These tournaments have been planned for the upcoming season this year. The board says it is one of its tries to overcome the pandemic.
The BCCI board has announced to do away with the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the CK Nayudu Under 23 Tournament, the Deodhar Trophy, and the Duleep Trophy. These tournaments have been announced as a try to see if the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament can be conducted in the country or not.
Those who have been tracking the performance of the players said- “Cricketers don’t earn from any other domestic tournament in the country the way they earn from IPL. Ranji is the second highest paying tournament. Eight teams play the IPL, 38 teams play the Ranji. Players earn anywhere between (Rs) 10-12 lakh per Ranji season or more, and some state associations also share sponsorship money. It’s a source of livelihood for many cricketers who earn by playing the game. That is why it is important for the Ranji Trophy to happen,” Source: Times of India.
On this, the sources said- “In these times of COVID, it is important that all players continue to receive their fair share of money and respect,” Source: Times of India.
Every year, around 38 players work on their fitness and performance to play in the Ranji Trophy. The players for the other tournaments like- the Irani Cup and the Duleep Trophy are chosen from the Ranji Trophy. But the salaries of the other tournament players are not even close to those who play Ranji Trophy.
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Source: Times of India