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Northeastern states to field combined team in Ranji Trophy

DNMUM396254 | 9/9/2017 | Author : Chander Shekhar Luthra | WC :556



New Delhi: The six North Eastern states of Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh are likely to be allowed to field “one combined affiliated team” in the BCCI’s domestic Ranji Trophy calendar from next season (2018-19).
There is not much good news for the India’s second most populous state, Bihar, whose wait for chance to play in Ranji Trophyis likely to get longer. They would only be figuring in the 6th Zone, specially created for six NE states, to play age-group tournaments along with women tournaments from ongoing 2017-18 season.
This was decided after the meeting of six NE state cricket representatives with the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) here on Friday. To set the ba
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