Captains, coaches want Hazare Trophy on Ranji format

Kumble said the general consensus was that the newly introduced format for Ranji Trophy is good but most of the teams wanted a longer gap in between the matches.

updated: March 05, 2013 19:31 IST
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Mumbai: The Vijay Hazare Trophy one day matches could be played in similar format as the Ranji Trophy, consisting of three divisions, from next season if the BCCI accepts the proposal it received on Tuesday at the one-day conclave of captains and coaches held in Mumbai.

"They (Ranji captains and coaches) were keen for the one day matches to be played in the Ranji Trophy format. But its tough. Right now it is zonal and they want how the Ranji Trophy is crisscrossing (the country). It's tough logistically," said BCCI's technical committee chairman Anil Kumble after the annual one-day meeting.

The technical committee did an overhaul of the Ranji Trophy format at the end of last season by abolishing elite and plate divisions and bringing in a three-tier system, featuring all teams from this season.

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