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BCCI schedules Ranji matches on weekends in 2013-14 season

Press Trust of India |July 2, 2013, 7:24 PM IST
BCCI schedules Ranji matches on weekends in 2013-14 season

Mumbai: The upcoming Ranji Trophy matches will be played only during weekends and the gap between the fixtures will be four days after the third game, the BCCI announced on Tuesday.

BCCI's Tour Programme and Fixtures Committee met at the Cricket Centre here on Monday to finalise the domestic cricket schedule for the 2013-14 season.

The committee decided to implement the decisions taken by the Technical Committee in its previous meeting which included every team will play four 'home' and four 'away' games in the Ranji league phase.

"The Tour Programme and Fixtures Committee of the BCCI met at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai, on Monday, 1 July 2013, to finalise the domestic cricket schedule for the 2013-14 season. The detailed tournament schedule will be displayed on www.bcci.tv on Monday, 8 July 2013," said the release from BCCI's secretary Sanjay Patel.

Other decisions of the Technical Committee will also be implemented during the upcoming Ranji Trophy season which includes the Vijay Hazare Trophy matches at the knockout stage, and the Deodhar Trophy matches, will be played under lights; the under-25 matches will start a day after the Ranji matches so that players who are not part of the playing XI in the Ranji games can play the under-25 games.

There will be no bonus points in one-day games; SG Test balls will be used for Ranji Trophy and Under-25 matches; Under-16 and Under-19 matches will be played with SG Tournament Special balls; women's senior tournaments will be played on Elite and Plate group basis and the Ranji knockout games will be played at venues to be identified by the Ground and Pitches Committee, in consultation with the Chairman of the Technical Committee.

Apart from that, the Tour Programme and Fixtures Committee also divided the teams into three Pools which will have champions Mumbai drawn with Delhi and Punjab in Group 'A'.

Group A - Mumbai, Punjab, Gujarat, Delhi, Karnataka, Orissa, Haryana, Vidharbha and Jharkhand.

Group B - Saurashtra, Services, Uttar Pradesh, Railways, Baroda, Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan.

Group C - Hyderabad, Maharashtra, Andhra, Assam, Kerala, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Tripura.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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