[caption id="attachment_824636" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-824636" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/RANJI.jpg" alt="Ranji Trophy 2018-19" width="628" height="418" /> Vidarbha won a second successive Ranji title (PTI Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The Board of Control for Cricket in India conducted a record 2024 matches across age-groups during the 2018-19 domestic season. The number is significantly higher than of 1108 matches during the previous season. <p></p> <p></p>There's an increase of 916 matches compared to the 2017-18 season. <p></p> <p></p>Eight new teams including Pondicherry, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram were added to the domestic setup while Bihar also returned to the fold after a gap of 18 years. <p></p> <p></p>The matches were played into five formats - three-days, four days, five days [Multi Day], One Day and T20. <p></p> <p></p>With 883 matches, One Day was the most played format followed by T20 (553), four-day (469), three-day (86) and five-day (9). <p></p> <p></p>The matches were organised across 155 cities with the season lasting 254 days while accommodated 3444 match days. <p></p> <p></p>As per a report on BCCI's official website, the board received "as many as 6927 registrations" with "over 4600 players" featuring in Playing XI.