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Ever since Board of Control for Cricket in India s (BCCI) technical meeting that took place on Monday evening, radical changes are being implemented in domestic cricket. After reverting back to home-and-away format in Ranji Trophy for the upcoming season, the BCCI is now keen to bring back captain s report procedure that took place after each match. The captain has to give his opinions on umpiring and playing conditions in his report that will help curb down umpiring howlers.

BCCI did away with this procedure a few seasons ago, but with the number of complaints rising in terms of umpiring standards, it has decided to go back to the tried and tested method. Speaking to Times of India, a BCCI official said, “It is assumed that the umpires started to take things lightly as they knew no player was authorized to file an official complaint. It had to be checked.”

The reason to stop captain’s report was officials believed they were biases and did not project the real happening in the middle. “There was a point that it seemed that the losing captain would give an extremely negative report. The aggrieved cricketers struggled to write a balanced report,” the official added.

BCCI is also thinking about the scheduling of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy that happens in between Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy.

“Teams end up playing five back-to-back matches. Players have raised objections and it has been noted. This time the tournament will be planned accordingly,” another BCCI office-bearer concluded.