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BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Full Ranji season to return, BCCI mulling revival of Duleep Trophy & Irani Cup: Follow LIVE UPDATES

BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Full Ranji season to return, BCCI mulling revival of Duleep Trophy & Irani Cup: Follow LIVE UPDATES

BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Full Ranji season to return, Duleep & Irani Trophy to be revived, Sponsorship crisis at BCCI with PayTM & Byjus deals: Follow LIVE
BCCI Apex Council Meeting – BCCI Meeting Agenda: Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Apex Council discussed the domestic schedule of 2022-23 season. Ranji Trophy is set to return in its full-fledged avatar while BCCI is also mulling the revival of the Duleep Trophy and Irani Cup. Both the tournaments did not take […]

BCCI Apex Council Meeting – BCCI Meeting Agenda: Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Apex Council discussed the domestic schedule of 2022-23 season. Ranji Trophy is set to return in its full-fledged avatar while BCCI is also mulling the revival of the Duleep Trophy and Irani Cup. Both the tournaments did not take place in the last three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Follow Indian Cricket LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN.

BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Major decisions:

  • The Apex Council led by President Sourav Ganguly declared that a full domestic season will take place.
  • The domestic season will begin with Duleep Trophy, likely to be played from September 8.
  • The Irani Cup will be played from October 1-5.
  • Earlier, the Duleep Trophy used to be contested between five zones on a knockout basis.
  • Later it became a three-team affair with the top two sides advancing to the final after the round-robin format.
  • In Irani Cup, the current Ranji Trophy champions take on the Rest of India squad.
  • The Mushtaq Ali Trophy (T20) could take place from October 11.
  • The Vijay Hazare Trophy (One-Day) is expected to take place from November 12.
  • The Ranji Trophy could start from December 13, while its knockout matches could be played from February 1.

BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Full Ranji season to return, BCCI mulling revival of Duleep Trophy & Irani Cup: Follow LIVE UPDATES

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BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Full Ranji season to return, BCCI mulling revival of Duleep Trophy & Irani Cup: Follow LIVE UPDATES

BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Sponsorship Crisis at BCCI

  • The other major discussion that dominated the meeting was regarding two sponsors: PayTM & Byju’s.
  • The ed-tech start-up which is BCCI’s jersey sponsor owes the board Rs 86.21 Cr.
  • The company is currently in crisis having laid off over 1000 employees.
  • PayTM which is BCCI’s title sponsor for home series and domestic cricket.
  • But the mobile payments and financial services company wants to exit the deal.
  • As per reports, PayTM wants the rights to be transferred to Mastercard.

BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Full Ranji season to return, BCCI mulling revival of Duleep Trophy & Irani Cup: Follow LIVE UPDATES

“Paytm has requested the BCCI for reassignment and the board is considering it. As of today, Byju’s owes dues of Rs 86.21 crore to the Board,” a BCCI source told PTI after the meeting.

BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Full Ranji season to return, BCCI mulling revival of Duleep Trophy & Irani Cup: Follow LIVE UPDATES

PayTM has been the sponsor of India’s home series since 2015. The company had shelled out a whopping Rs. 326.80 crore to extend the deal by four years in 2019. BYJUS, the edtech app, has been India’s jersey sponsor since 2019 replacing Oppo.

The ITW Universe-backed brand then renewed its partnership for 18 months until the end of 2023, in a deal that cost a staggering $55 million. But now, it has come as a surprise PayTM wants a way out.

As for Byju’s, despite its hardships, the CEO of the company told Cricbuzz on Monday that the association would continue.

“We are continuing our association with the BCCI, we have extended our sponsorship deal,” Byju Raveendran, the CEO of the company, told Cricbuzz on Monday night.

BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Full Ranji season to return, BCCI mulling revival of Duleep Trophy & Irani Cup: Follow LIVE UPDATES

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