Vijay Hazare, Duleep and Deodhar Trophy Should Be Scrapped for This Season: Wasim Jaffer

Former India opener and home stalwart Wasim Jaffer feels Vijay Hazare, Duleep and Deodhar Trophy must be scrapped this season within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and as a substitute that point must be used to conduct a full-fledged Ranji Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 competitors.

Jaffer desires a rejigged home season to make sure that the gamers get sufficient breaks and are usually not rushed into tournaments.

The home season is anticipated to start out in August however with the coronavirus instances rising quickly within the nation, the BCCI has up to now adopted a wait and watch coverage on resumption of actions.

“As and when the season commences, at any time when cricket begins, the precedence is to have the IPL first. The BCCI can look to start out with the IPL as the primary match,” Jaffer instructed PTI on Monday in a free-wheeling chat.

The BCCI has zeroed in on a September-October window for the IPL however that that’s sujbect to the destiny of Asia Cup and T20 World Cup, that are scheduled in the identical window.

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“As soon as the IPL finishes, the BCCI can look to start out the home season with the Irani Trophy (Cup) as Saurashtra deserves to play it as they’re first-time champions.

“Then we will begin the Ranji Trophy. And earlier than the (IPL) public sale, as and when BCCI retains the public sale for subsequent 12 months’s IPL, we must always have the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy and scrap the Vijay Hazare, Duleep Trophy and Deodhar Trophy and use that interval to carry these main two tournaments with the satisfactory breaks for gamers,” added Jaffer.

He reasoned that the rejig will be sure that gamers can have sufficient time to organize.

“…fairly than speeding all tournaments and gamers not getting adequate relaxation or altering the codecs. That’s the solely factor I really feel, use these two months of Vijay Hazare and Duleep trophy. Have adequate breaks and maintain these tournaments solely, that are extra premium tournaments,” he maintained.

“And it in all probability goes into junior degree additionally, attempt to scrap the ODI tournaments in U-23 or U-19, in order that I really feel the gamers will get adequate breaks they usually can look ahead to these tournaments,” defined the very best run-getter in Ranji Trophy.

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Jaffer additionally careworn on the necessity for making the street to Ranji Trophy quarter-finals more durable.

“And yet another factor is having Ranji trophy with groups cut up into teams with 9 groups every in A, B and C and three groups qualifying into knockouts from. Three groups from A gaggle, three from B group of elite groups and you’ll have two groups qualify from the C group, in order that makes it eight groups and have the quarter-final amongst these groups.

“The D Group (Plate), they need to solely get the motivation of topping the desk to get the promotion into C group. I really feel the highest staff from the D Group should not be allowed to play the quarter-finals, as that makes the competitors a bit of weak,” stated Jaffer, who introduced his retirement in March.

Within the final season of Ranji Trophy, 5 groups from mixed A and B Teams made it to the quarters, whereas two groups from Group C and one from Plate Group made the final eight.

Gujarat, which had certified from Group A and B mixed, had confronted Pondicherry , who had certified from Plate Group within the Ranji quarters and Gujarat decimated Pondicherry.


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