Vidarbha won the Ranji Trophy title on New Year's day © PTI
Vidarbha won the Ranji Trophy title on New Year’s day © PTI

Vidarbha had the perfect start to 2018, clinching their maiden Ranji Trophy title on January 1, Monday. However, the upcoming domestic season might not witness any matches during the New Year’s eve and day. BCCI is going to scrap scheduling domestic matches on December 31 and January 1. With New Year’s being an occasion to get together with family and friends, Vidarbha and Delhi were busy battling it out to take the Ranji crown,

BCCI acting President CK Khanna gave further information on this new rule to The Times of India (TOI), “This needs to be addressed. The future tours and programmes committee will have to revisit this schedule. There shouldn’t be matches on these two days from the next season. The domestic players stay away from the families for much of the season. They need to be with their dear ones on such special days.”

The BCCI have also ensured none of the public holidays clash with the domestic matches. Last year, BCCI had done away with organising Ranji matches in neutral venues. BCCI had explained that the players spend most of their time away from home that forced them get to get rid of neutral venue system.