2019–20 Ranji Trophy

The 2019–20 Ranji Trophy is the 86th season of the Ranji Trophy, the premier first-class cricket tournament.[1] It is currently taking place in India between December 2019 and March 2020.[2][3] Chandigarh are competing in the Ranji Trophy for the first time.[4] Vidarbha are the defending champions.[5][6] In the opening round of fixtures, Vidarbha's Wasim Jaffer became the first cricketer to play in 150 matches in the Ranji Trophy.[7][8]

2019–20 Ranji Trophy
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The Ranji Trophy, awarded to the winners
Dates9 December 2019 – 13 March 2020
Administrator(s)BCCI
Cricket formatFirst-class cricket
Tournament format(s)Round-robin then knockout
Host(s) India
Participants38
Matches played169
2019–20 Indian domestic cricket season
Men

Women

FormatEdit

The tournament retains the same format as the previous edition of the competition.[9] The tournament has four groups, with nine teams each in Groups A, B, and ten teams in Group C and the Plate Group. The top two teams from Group C and the top team in the Plate Group will progress to the quarter-finals of the tournament, along with five teams from Groups A and B.[10] A neutral curator has been appointed to select the wicket for each fixture.[11]

In July 2019, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) considered the use of DRS for matches in the knockout section of the tournament.[12] The BCCI agreed to use a "limited DRS" system, which does not use Hawk-Eye and UltraEdge.[13]

Player transfersEdit

The following player transfers were approved ahead of the season. The new team, Chandigarh, transferred few players from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.[14]

Player From To
Stuart Binny[15] Karnataka Nagaland
Unmukt Chand[16] Delhi Uttarakhand
C. M. Gautam[17] Karnataka Goa
Arun Karthik[18] Kerala Puducherry
Abrar Kazi[19] Nagaland Mizoram
Milind Kumar[20] Sikkim Tripura
Vinay Kumar[21] Karnataka Puducherry
Shrikant Mundhe[22] Maharashtra Nagaland
K. B. Pawan[19] Nagaland Mizoram
Malolan Rangarajan[23] Uttarakhand Tamil Nadu
Rahil Shah[24] Tamil Nadu Uttarakhand
Yashpal Singh[25] Manipur Sikkim
Dwaraka Ravi Teja[26] Andhra Meghalaya
Robin Uthappa[27] Saurashtra Kerala

TeamsEdit

The teams were placed in the following groups, based on their performance from the previous edition. Chandigarh will compete in the tournament for the first time.[28][29]

League stageEdit

Knockout stageEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
A1  
P1  
 
 
B1  
A4  
 
 
A2  
C2  
 
 
A3  
C1  

Quarter-finalsEdit

20–24 February 2020
1st Quarter-final
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20–24 February 2020
2nd Quarter-final
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20–24 February 2020
3rd Quarter-final
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20–24 February 2020
4th Quarter-final
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Semi-finalsEdit

29 February – 4 March 2020
1st Semi-final
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29 February – 4 March 2020
2nd Semi-final
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FinalEdit

9–13 March 2020
Final
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What is the reward for performing in this Ranji Trophy?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Ranji Trophy set to finish in March; Mushtaq Ali T20s gets pre-IPL auction window". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  3. ^ "BCCI announces domestic schedule for 2019-20 season". Sport Star. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Chandigarh to make Ranji debut in December". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Aditya Sarwate takes 11, Vidarbha win second straight Ranji Trophy title". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  6. ^ "'What a Success Story' - Tributes Pour in for Ranji Trophy Champions Vidarbha". Network18 Media and Investments Ltd. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Wasim Jaffer becomes 1st player to play 150 Ranji games". India Today. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Wasim Jaffer makes record 150th Ranji appearance". Times of India. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Mushtaq Ali Trophy to be held ahead of IPL auction as BCCI announces domestic schedule". Times of India. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  10. ^ "BCCI Domestic Schedule 2019–20" (PDF). Board of Control for Cricket in India. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Neutral curators to pick wickets in Ranji Trophy, 2019–20 domestic season to begin in August with Duleep Trophy". Cricket Country. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  12. ^ "DRS likely in 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Ranji Trophy knockouts to have 'limited DRS'". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Manan to lead Chandigarh in Vijay Hazare Trophy". The Tribune. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Binny joins Nagaland for Ranji Trophy". Nagaland Post. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Unmukt Chand to captain Uttarakhand in Ranji Trophy". Sport Star. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  17. ^ "C.M. Gautam to play for Goa in Ranji Trophy". Sport Star. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Arun Karthik signs up with Puducherry for 2019-20 Ranji season". Sport Star. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  19. ^ a b "K.B. Pawan, Abrar Kazi to play for Mizoram". Sport Star. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Parting ways with Sikkim, Milind Kumar joins Tripura". Sport Star. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Vinay Kumar leaves Karnataka to join Puducherry". CricTracker. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  22. ^ "Stuart Binny to turn out for Nagaland this domestic season". Eastern Mirror. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  23. ^ "India domestic: Malolan Rangarajan returns to Tamil Nadu". Cricket Country. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  24. ^ "Unmukt Chand Appointed Uttarakhand's Captain For First Four Vijay Hazare Trophy Matches". Sportzwiki. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  25. ^ "Ranji Trophy: Milind Kumar parts ways with Sikkim after one season". Sportscafe.
  26. ^ "Ravi Teja to represent Meghalaya in 2019/20 season". Sportscafe.
  27. ^ "Ranji Trophy: Robin Uthappa set to play for Kerala". Sport Star. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  28. ^ "Chandigarh to feature in Ranji Trophy with VRV Singh as coach". Sportstar. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  29. ^ "Ranji Trophy 2019-20". Board of Control for Cricket in India. Retrieved 29 September 2019.

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