Mumbai, Apr 11: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the schedule of India's domestic season 2023-24.
The season will see a total of 1,846 matches being played between the last week of June 2023 and March 2024, as per a statement from the board. The full-fledged domestic season will kickstart with the Duleep Trophy. The coveted tournament will be played from June 28, 2023 to July 16, 2023. It will be followed by the Prof Deodhar Trophy - to be played from July 24, 2023 to August 3, 2023. Both these tournaments will be played across six zones - Central, South, North, East, West and North-East.
The Irani Cup which will see Saurashtra taking on the Rest of India side will commence on October 1, 2023.
The three multi-day tournaments will be followed by Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy. While the former will begin from October 16, 2023 and run until November 6, 2023, the latter will be played in the period of November 23, 2023 to December 15, 2023.
Both the white-ball tournaments will witness 38 teams, divided into two groups of seven teams and three groups of eight teams.
One of the premier domestic cricket tournaments in the world of cricket - the Ranji Trophy - will kick off from January 5, 2024, and go on till March 14, 2024. The 38 teams will be split into five groups, where four Elite Groups will have 8 teams each and Plate Group will comprise 6 teams. The teams in the Elite Group will play 7 league-stage matches each and two teams from each group will make it to the Quarterfinals. The six teams in Plate Group will play five league-stage matches each, with the top four making it to the semi-finals.
The women's domestic cricket season will begin with the Senior Women's T20 Trophy, which will be played from October 19, 2023 to November 9, 2023.
It will be followed by the Senior Women's Inter Zonal Trophy - to be played from November 24, 2023 to December 04, 2023. 2024 will begin with the Senior Women's One-Day Trophy, which will commence on January 4, 2024, and the final of the same will be played on January 26, 2024.