Ranji Trophy. (Source: Twitter)

The BCCI will conduct the Ranji Trophy in two phases, confirmed secretary Jay Shah.

According to ANI, Shah said, “In the first phase, we plan to complete all matches of the league stage while the knockouts will be held in June.”

“I write to you to apprise you all that the decks have been cleared and we are set to conduct the Ranji Trophy 2021-22 season shortly,” wrote Shah in a letter to the state associations. “My team at the BCCI has worked on a structure where we will conduct the Ranji Trophy this season in two phases. The first phase will begin soon and will comprise the league matches while the knockout leg will be held in the month of June.”

“Ever since the decision on postponement was made, the Board was working on several models to ensure that the tournament takes place as soon as the environment is safe and conducive. As stated in my earlier communication, the hard decision of postponement was done keeping in mind the safety and wellbeing of everyone concerned,” the BCCI secretary said in his mail adding, “We will convey the details of venues, groupings and the structure of the two-phased tournament.”

“The daily positivity rate has now begun to decline while the recovery rate has been encouraging across India. We are now in a much better position to conduct the tournament than earlier. We will continue to have bio-secure bubbles to mitigate any potential risk. The Board is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment and seeks your support in ensuring a safe tournament for all our key stakeholders.”