The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday knowledgeable all the state associations that the beginning of the home season has been pushed again by two days as a result of monsoon season.
Originally, the season was set to begin from Tuesday, September 28, however now the board has suggested the six state associations to delay the primary spherical of Under-19 Men and Women limited-over tournaments until September 30.
In a letter written by Dhiraj Malhotra, BCCI’s General Manager for Game Development which was accessed by ANI said: “Owing to the incessant rain and the cyclone alert issued by MET, the BCCI is compelled to postpone the start of the group stage from 28.09.2021 to 30.09.2021 at the following venues.”
The venues are as follows:
1. Hyderabad (U-19 Boys Vinoo Mankad – Elite D)
2. Indore (U-19 Boys Vinoo Mankad – Elite E)
3. Vizag (U-19 Girls One Day – Elite – C)
4. Bhubaneshwar ( U-19 Girls One Day – Plate )
5. Surat (U -19 Girls One Day – Elite D
6. Rajkot (U-19 Girls One Day Elite A)
7. Nagpur U-19 Girls One Day Elite B)
As a results of this, there now will be no relaxation days and all the matches will be performed back-to-back from September 30 to October 4, 2021.
However, there will be no change to the knockout stage and venues. This resolution has been taken to make sure that all the matches are performed and there’s no loss as a result of inclement climate.
“Keeping the upcoming ICC Under 19 World Cup 2022 in mind, we need to ensure that the players get a maximum opportunity and exposure to showcase their talent and make an earnest effort to be selected for the country,” said Dhiraj in his letter.