The 2017-18 Ranji Trophy season to start from today
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made some major changes in the tournament's format, making it easier for the players to play in it.
Let us have a look at this season's complete details.
2017-18 Ranji Trophy- Everything you need to know!
28 teams to participate in four different groups
The 2017-18 edition of the tournament will see 28 teams, divided into four groups of seven, which will lead to every team playing six group matches, as opposed to nine matches in previous seasons.
While this is a respite for players, it will give them less opportunities to showcase their talent.
The top two teams from each group will proceed to the knock-out stages.
No neutral venues at Group level
The BCCI has decided to dump the neutral venue concept, with the teams now playing their group matches at home and away venues. This way, any team will play three matches at home and three away. However, neutral venues will be used for knockout games.
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