India's domestic cricket season ends with 2,024 matches featuring 6,471 players

For the first time ever, the Indian domestic cricket season witnessed 2,024 matches involving 37 teams amounting to 3,444 match days.

The Vidarbha team which won both the Ranji and Irani Trophy .   -  Vivek Bendre

For the first time ever, the Indian domestic cricket season witnessed 2,024 matches involving 37 teams amounting to 3,444 match days. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Tuesday, confirmed that a total of 6,471 players featured in the season.

There is a sharp rise as in the 2017-18 season, a total of 1,032 domestic matches were played, involving 28 teams amounting to 1892.5 match days.

 

This season, efficient scheduling of tournaments ensured leaner tournament window and reduced operational encumbrances of longer tournament windows. It’s a whopping 81 per cent jump in match days, which was accommodated with just a 21 per cent increase in season window, the BCCI said.

Throughout the season, 13,015 player registrations were received while 6,471 players participated in the 2018-19 season. Over 100 cities across India hosted senior as well as different age-group matches. The Board engaged services of 170 video analysts and as many scorers, who ensured every game was scored live on the official website.

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