The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is unlikely to host domestic season in the country this season due to the ongoing COVID pandemic as the situation is getting more bad in the country. India is on the way surpassing Brazil to become the second worst-affected nation in the world from COVID-19 after the US.
According to report of Times of India, BCCI has not taken any official decision whether to host any premier domestic tournaments like Ranji Trophy, Deodhar Trophy and Duleep Trophy among others this season. A senior BCCI official said that ‘ In certain states, it’s bad. In other states, it’s worse. The numbers are unrelenting. In such a scenario, how does one plan anything over a period of three or four months, when you’re not sure what’s in store tomorrow,”
The senior official also said that “The COVID-19 situation has gone from bad to worse in the country, to host an cricketing event state government permissions would be required,then the city-specific municipalities will need to give a go-ahead. And even if that happens, preparing a bio-secure bubble for 37 Ranji teams, five Duleep Trophy teams, and the several other domestic teams would be next to impossible.”