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Covid-19: Ranji, Col C K Nayudu Trophy & senior women’s T20 League postponed

The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday introduced the postponement of the Ranji Trophy, Col C Okay Nayudu Trophy & Senior Ladies’s T20 League for the 2021-22 season within the wake of the rising Covid-19 circumstances within the nation.

The Ranji Trophy & Col C Okay Nayudu Trophy have been scheduled to start this month whereas the senior ladies’s T20 League was scheduled to start in February.

The BCCI press launch said, “BCCI doesn’t wish to compromise the security of the gamers, help workers, match officers and different members concerned and therefore, has determined to place the three tournaments on maintain until additional discover. The BCCI will proceed to evaluate the state of affairs and take a name on the beginning of the tournaments accordingly.”

“BCCI thanks and continues to understand the efforts of the healthcare employees, state associations, gamers, help workers, match officers and all of the service suppliers who put their finest foot ahead to host greater than 700 matches throughout 11 tournaments within the present 2021-22 home season,” the assertion concluded.

CAB places on maintain all native tournaments until Jan 15 Kolkata

Cricket Affiliation of Bengal (CAB) on Tuesday determined to placed on maintain all types of native cricket until January 15, retaining in thoughts the latest surge of COVID-19. The affected occasions embrace first division, second division, age group tournaments, ladies’s cricket and all types of cricket within the districts.

“The well being and security of the cricketers is the highest precedence and the selections have been taken seeing the present spike in pandemic and the resultant prevalent state of affairs,” CAB secretary Snehasish Ganguly stated in a press release a gathering of the office-bearers.

It might even be talked about that on Monday, Mumbai Ranji workforce’s all-rounder Shivam Dube and the workforce’s video analyst examined optimistic for Covid-19.

Sairaj Patil was named as Dube’s alternative in a 20-member Mumbai squad.

On the identical day it was reported that a number of members of the Bengal Ranji squad had additionally examined optimistic for Covid and are at present isolating, the Cricket Affiliation of Bengal (CAB) knowledgeable.

“Protecting in thoughts the present pandemic state of affairs, the Cricket Affiliation of Bengal had performed RT-PCR Checks of all Bengal cricketers as a security measure,” CAB secretary Snehasish Ganguly stated.

He added: “The outcomes have come out and it has been discovered that sure gamers had examined optimistic. The CAB is taking all obligatory precautions and actions on this regard.”

On Sunday, the West Bengal authorities introduced again Covid-related restrictions, shutting all instructional establishments and asserting different measures to stem the unfold of the virus.

With the latest upsurge in Covid circumstances, the CAB has additionally determined to “placed on maintain” all native tournaments “in the intervening time”. The state affiliation can also be taking “instant steps to vaccinate the registered gamers who fall within the 15-18 age bracket”.

(With PTI inputs)

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