BCCI announces domestic schedule for 2019-20 season

A total of 2036 domestic games will be played in the 2019-20 season across various age groups in the men’s and women’s category.

Vidarbha team poses with the Ranji Trophy after beating Saurashtra in the 2018-19 final.   -  Vivek Bendre

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced the domestic schedule for the 2019-20 season with the Duleep Trophy kicking off from next month.

It is then followed by a month long Vijay Hazare Trophy that starts from September 24. The Deodhar Trophy will then commence from October 31st to November 4, followed by the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament that will start from November 8 with the final being played on December 1.

The Ranji Trophy will start from December 9 and will end on March 13, 2020. The new format that was introduced last season, remains the same wherein the top team that qualifies for quarter-finals from the Plate group will be promoted to Elite Group C in the next season.

The top two teams that qualify for the quarterfinals from Elite Group C will be promoted to Elite Group A and Elite Group B in the next season.

The senior women's domestic season will commence with the T20 League that is scheduled to start from October.

The Col. C K Nayudu Trophy, Vinoo Mankad Trophy, Cooch Behar Trophy, Vijay Merchant Trophy and Vizzy Trophy (Inter-university competition) will also be held during the season.

A total of 2036 domestic games will be played in the 2019-20 season across various age groups in the men’s and women’s category.

Schedule Men's Senior

Tournament  Start Date End DateNo. of Matches
Duleep Trophy (Multi Day)17-08-2019 08-09-20194
Vijay Hazare Trophy (One Day)24-09-201925-10-2019 160
Prof. Deodhar Trophy (One Day)31-10-2019 04-11-20194
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (T20)08-11-201901-12-2019142
Ranji Trophy - League (Multi Day)09-12-201914-02-2020153
Ranji Trophy - Knock Out (Multi Day)19-02-202013-03-20207
Irani Trophy (Multi Day)18-03-202022-03-2020 1