Siddarth Kaul of Punjab and Manan Vohra of Chandigarh praised the BCCI for announcing the 2021-22 domestic season, which will include all events, including the prized Ranji Trophy.
The domestic season for 2020-21 has been shortened due to the onset of the COVID-19 virus. The Ranji Trophy had to be canceled despite the Vijay Hazare Trophy and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy being played.
The full season announcement, on the other hand, would have lifted the spirit of many Domsti players. The Indian Express reported Siddarkh Kaul as adding that the BCCI’s news would have been a relief to cricketers without an IPL contract. He also believes it would provide them with opportunity to demonstrate their talent over the course of a season.
“It’s a big thing for all the cricketers, especially the players who could not play in the IPL or the Indian team or don’t have a job. BCCI has taken this big step and it will also motivate senior players as well as youngsters to perform well across the full season.”
Kaul also talked about his fitness and how he’s been getting ready for the new season.
“Domestic cricket has always been an important aspect in my career apart from playing in IPL or for India A or India. Personally, I have been working on my strength training and will aim to give my 110 per cent, which I always do, in the upcoming season,” he added.
The BCCI’s decision is a positive move for players: Manan Vohra is a writer who lives in India.
Manan Vohra, the Chandigarh captain, believes the BCCI has made a significant step forward since playing all three formats is critical. Vohra has high expectations for his Chandigarh club this season after a strong showing last year.
“Whenever a player plays full season across formats and performs well, the performance is always noted and rewarded. So this decision is a welcome step (from BCCI) for all the players. Last season, we played in the Vijay Hazare trophy among the top teams and it gave the team a lot of confidence. This year too, the team will aim to play with a mindset to match the top teams,” Vohra stated.
The BCCI hasn’t worked out how to create a bio-secure bubble yet. However, they appear to be confident in their ability to host the complete season of about 2127 matches.