[caption id="attachment_865135" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-865135" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IPL-auction-Twitter.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="392" /> The IPL auction is usually held in December-January.[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>India's national T20 tournament will be held before the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL) players' auction in a slight revamp of the BCCI's mega domestic season comprising 2036 matches. <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/syed-mushtaq-ali-t20-trophy">Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy</a>, the country's premier domestic T20 event, being pushed ahead is the only notable change in the 2019-20 domestic schedule announced on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>The tournament will run from November 8 to December 1 while last season it was held in February-March. The IPL auction is usually held in December-January. <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ranji-trophy">Ranji Trophy</a> will stretch to March for the first time after starting on December 9. The final will be played on March 13. <p></p> <p></p>The format remains similar to the last season wherein the top team that qualifies for quarter-finals from the Plate group will be promoted to Elite Group C in the next season. <p></p> <p></p>The top two teams that qualify for the quarter-finals from Elite Group C will be promoted to Elite Group A and Elite Group B in the next season. <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/duleep-trophy">Duleep Trophy</a> will mark the beginning of the season as usual and will be followed by Vijay Hazare 50-over Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, Ranji Trophy and Irani Trophy, which will run from March 18-22. <p></p> <p></p>The senior women's domestic season will commence with the T20 League in October. <p></p> <p></p>India women's team immediate target is to short-list players for the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia from February 21 to March 8. <p></p> <p></p>Last season saw the BCCI overseeing a massive exercise with the addition of nine new teams, taking the total number of games to 2017. Nineteen games have been added to that total this year.