Ajay Shirke: Goa a standby venue for Ranji Trophy


Panaji: Contrary to prevalent thinking, Goa has not been rebuffed for late inconveniences inside the Goa Cricket Association and denied the opportunity to have a Ranji Trophy coordinate this season. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is exploring different avenues regarding nonpartisan venues for the Ranji Trophy, taking after a proposal from its specialized council headed by Sourav Ganguly.

 The Board as of late discharged the apparatuses for the Ranji Trophy however Goa finds no notice among the 40 venues that have been declared. As indicated by reports, Raipur and Belgaum are the two new venues however Goa, in spite of not having any issue with either the pitches or association, has been forgotten.

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"There are numerous venues where they lack matches. Everyone doesn't get the matches. Goa has not been disregarded in light of the late issues," BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke told on Friday. Jammu and Kashmir has likewise been forgotten while Bengaluru is the main Test focus that has not been apportioned a diversion as a result of continuous work at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Goa, be that as it may, has been distributed the Women's Under-19 Super League and two under-23 matches. "We are playing the Ranji Trophy at nonpartisan venues interestingly and due to that the travel plan must be altogether changed. Logistically it's not easy.

 Prior it dislike this and there was a home and away framework. Presently groups need to play at impartial venues. From a logistical perspective, it was turning out to be exceptionally troublesome with travel and inns. "In Goa, there is one and only ground and we lean toward more grounds nearer to each other. There is no other explanation for not having a Ranji match in Goa. Goa, actually, is a standby ground. On the off chance that there is any issue anyplace, Goa will be considered," said Shirke.

Goa are put in Group C nearby Hyderabad, Haryana, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Services, Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Goa are planned to open their battle on October 6 against Hyderabad at Nagpur. The group will play whatever is left of their matches at Cuttack, Surat, Mumbai, Kanpur and Ranchi.

 Installations: Oct 6-9: Goa versus Hyderabad (Nagpur); Oct 13-16: Goa versus Jammu and Kashmir (Surat); Oct 20-23: Goa versus Services (Cuttack); Oct 27-30: Goa versus Tripura (Bhubaneshwar); Nov 5-8: Chattisgarh versus Goa (Cuttack); Nov 13-16: Goa versus Kerala (Mumbai); Nov 21-24: Goa versus Haryana (Kanpur); Nov 29-Dec 2: Andhra Pradesh versus Goa (Ranchi); Dec 7-10: Goa versus Himachal Pradesh (Mumbai).

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