The Ranji Trophy 2022-23 season also concluded with the final in February 2023 with the final in which Saurashtra beat Bengal to clinch their second title in the space of three seasons.
Now, Indian cricket’s 2023-24 domestic season dates have been revealed. The season will kick-start with the Duleep Trophy tournament in June, while the flagship Ranji Trophy will commence from January 5, next year.
BCCI Domestic Schedule 2023-24
|Dates||Tournament||No. of Teams|
|June 28 – July 16||Duleep Trophy||6 (Zonal)|
|July 24 – August 3||Deodhar Trophy||3|
|October 1 – October 5||Irani Cup||2|
|October 16 – November 6||Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy||29|
|November 23 – December 15||Vijay Hazare Trophy||38|
|January 5, 2024 – February 22, 2024||Ranji Trophy||38|
The Duleep Trophy, which will be played among six zonal teams, will be followed by Deodhar Trophy (List A) (July 24 to August 3), Irani Cup (October 1-5), Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy men’s T20 national championships (October 16-November 6) and Vijay Hazare Trophy (November 23-December 15).
Ranji Trophy will be last tournament of the men’s senior calendar with the elite group league matches to be played from January 5 to February 19, while the knock-out round will be from February 23 to March 14.
The duration of the tourney is for 70 days. The league matches of the plate group will be held between January 5 and February 5 while the knock-out round will be played from February 9-22.
Each of the four elite groups will be made up of eight teams while the lone plate group will have six teams. The two top teams from each group will qualify for the quarterfinals. In the plate group, the top four teams out of the six will qualify for the semifinals.
The two plate group finalists will be promoted to the elite group next season (2024-25). The two bottom teams from all elite groups combined based on points/bonus points/wins/quotient will be relegated to the plate group in 2024-25 season.
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