Irani Cup returns after three years, Saurashtra to face Remainder of India from October 1 to five

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The Irani Cup is again for the primary time in additional than three years, with 2019-20 Ranji Trophy champions Saurashtra set to host Remainder of India in Rajkot from October 1 to five.

Saurashtra had received the Ranji remaining in March 2020, beating Bengal on the idea of their first-innings lead. The champions had been because of play the Irani Cup every week later, however that event needed to be referred to as off as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
With the pandemic persevering with to comb India, there was no red-ball home cricket within the 2020-21 season. The Ranji Trophy returned within the 2021-22 season, with Madhya Pradesh profitable the title after beating Mumbai by six wickets within the remaining in June.

The BCCI has now given Saurashtra a belated likelihood to check itself towards the very best first-class gamers within the nation. It’s not but clear when MP, the present Ranji champions, will get to contest the Irani Cup.

“It is rather heartening that Home Season 2022-23 of BCCI are to be performed in full swing and Irani Cup is to be performed after two lengthy years,” a Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation assertion stated. “With good illustration of Mr. Jaydev Shah, President, Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation, BCCI has kindly thought-about to play Irani Cup in earlier format, i.e. Irani Cup was once performed between Ranji Trophy champion of earlier yr vs Remainder of India.

“Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation sincerely thank Shri Jaybhai Shah, Hon. Secretary, BCCI and all at BCCI for kindly contemplating Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation’s request to host and play prestigious Irani Cup 2022.”

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The latest version of the Irani Cup was held in February 2019, when Vidarbha beat Remainder of India on the idea of first-innings lead in Nagpur.
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