Following an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, the BCCI made the difficult decision to postpone the Ranji Trophy 2021-22 season as well as all domestic events. The increase in instances has caused fear among states, and the limits imposed may possibly rule Bengaluru out of the IPL 2022 super auction. The dates were originally set for February 12 and 13, but BCCI may now intend to move it to an another venue.
Any new Covid limitations will undoubtedly stymie BCCI’s plans, given they have yet to confirm lodging arrangements for the huge event. Kolkata, Kochi, and Mumbai are the three cities that have been put on standby for the auction. The increase in cases has put these cities in peril, and the dates may be moved, same to how the Ranji Trophy was postponed. This might be a significant letdown for IPL fans who had high hopes and expectations for the forthcoming season.
The examination of the conditions and the limits, according to a BCCI source, could likely imply that the dates are altered. Last year, the Covid-19 limits were a big factor, and the IPL 2021 had to be postponed in the interim. With the increase in instances in India, the rest of the season was played behind closed doors in the UAE.
“Some things are beyond our control, so we must wait.” Bookings and supplies will not be a problem provided we are aware of the constraints. We are keeping a close eye on the situation and are in discussions with the state associations. According to Zee News, a senior BCCI official said, “If we need to shift the site, we can do it on short notice.”
Six players in the Kolkata Ranji squad, including Mumbai’s Shivam Dube, tested positive for Covid-19, prompting the BCCI to postpone the competition.