The start of domestic cricket in the country has come to a halt. In fact, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has advised seven of the 12 state cricket associations to host the first round of the Under-19 men’s and women’s limited overs tournaments to postpone the start of the tournament till September 30. The home matches are scheduled to start from September 28 but have been postponed due to the prevailing inclement weather across the country.
The matches of U-19 Boys Vinoo Mankad Trophy and U-19 Girls ODI tournament in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Indore, Bhubaneshwar, Surat, Rajkot and Nagpur have been postponed for a few days due to heavy rain in these places. is happening. However, matches in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mohali, Jaipur and Ranchi will start as per schedule. BCCI and state association officials have informed in this regard.
Significantly, some parts of the country, especially East and South India, have been in the grip of Cyclone Gulab for the last few days. BCCI’s general manager of sports development Dheeraj Malhotra said in a letter to the host cricket associations on Monday, “Due to incessant rains and cyclone alert issued by the Meteorological Department, the BCCI is compelled to postpone the start of the group stage from September 28 to September 30.” .’