Ganguly-led committee proposes rule changes in domestic cricket

BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, Kookaburra, domestic cricket, one-day, Challenger Series, NKP Salve Trophy

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Feb 17, 2012

By CricketCountry Staff

Feb 17, 2012

Ganguly-led committee proposes rule changes in domestic cricket

BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, Kookaburra, domestic cricket, one-day, Challenger Series, NKP Salve Trophy

The technical committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headed by former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly today came up with recommendations for India s domestic cricket structure.

In a meeting conducted at the Cricket Centre earlier today, the committee made the following recommendations:

Starting 20 February 2012, the number of short-pitched deliveries allowed per over in domestic one-day tournaments to be increased from one to two. This will come into effect in the inter-state one-day games.

All the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals and semi-finals will be five-day games.

By CricketCountry Staff Feb 17, 2012

The technical committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headed by former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly today came up with recommendations for India s domestic cricket structure.

In a meeting conducted at the Cricket Centre earlier today, the committee made the following recommendations:

Starting 20 February 2012, the number of short-pitched deliveries allowed per over in domestic one-day tournaments to be increased from one to two. This will come into effect in the inter-state one-day games.

All the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals and semi-finals will be five-day games.

The Ranji Trophy points system shall be as follows:

Outcome Points


Outright win

5 pts

First innings lead but no outright win

3 pts

Loss on first innings

1 pt

Washout / weather interference with no first innings result

1 pt each

Innings win / win by ten wickets

1 bonus pt

Tie on first innings without outright result

1 pt each

Tie on both innings

2 pts each

Outright loss

0 pts

First innings results not achieved without any weather interference

1 pt each

D.If a domestic match is played on a wicket that is ‘underprepared in the opinion of the match officials, then two points will be deducted from the host association s tally for the season.

E. Floodlights will be used during Test matches, if required, wherever the facility exists.

F. The use of Kookaburra balls to be continued in the Duleep Trophy.

G.The senior domestic season to be re-scheduled, and the tournaments to be played in the following order:

Challenger Series for the NKP Salve Trophy

Duleep Trophy

Ranji Trophy

Irani Cup Ranji champions vs Rest of India

One-day tournaments: Vijay Hazare Trophy and Deodhar Trophy

Domestic T20

H. The present Ranji Trophy format was discussed at length, and it was felt that the ‘Elite-Plate format be continued.

The recommendations made by the Technical Committee will have to be ratified by the Working Committee of the Board.

II.The Senior Tournament Committee discussed the adverse reports received by the Board with regard to poor pitch conditions in the Ranji Trophy.

The Committee had summoned representatives of the Hyderabad Cricket Association and the Railways Sport Promotion Board on the basis of reports submitted by match referees.

After considering the reports and giving a hearing to the representatives of the concerned associations, the following recommendations were made:

A.The Hyderabad CA was let off, after being warned that such an incident should not be repeated.

B.The RSPB will not be able to host any BCCI match at the Karnail Singh Stadium, in the 2012-13 season. However, the association can suggest alternate venues for its home games. Matches could be played at the alternate venues, subject to the BCCI s approval.