BCCI Announces Domestic Schedule for 2024/25 Season

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the schedule for men’s and women’s cricket in the forthcoming 2024-25 season. BCCI officials made the schedule of events available on Thursday, June 5, 2024. The schedule reveals events slated to hold from September 5, 2024 to March 26, 2025?

India’s cricket governing body shared their comments on the schedule through a public statement:

The domestic season 2024-25 has been meticulously planned, taking into account multiple factors to fortify the core of domestic cricket while prioritizing player wellbeing,” the BCCI statement read.

The BCCI considered several factors like player fatigue, overloaded fixtures, international duty, and other elements while putting this new schedule together.

Are There Any Changes to the Schedule of Events for 2024-25?

Changes have been made to the schedule of events this season. Some of the notable changes in the all-new schedule include:

Duleep Trophy starter

The cricket season will begin with the Duleep Trophy on September 5, 2024. Cricketers from across India’s domestic player pool will lock horns to win the trophy on September 22, 2024.

Dual-Plane for Ranji Trophy

The prestigious Ranji Trophy has been a starting point for many top Indian stars in recent years. BCCI decision makers have set this event to begin from October 11, 2024 in two phases.

New points system for CK Nayudu Trophy

Lovers of cricket action in the CK Nayudu Trophy will experience their favourite tournament with a new points system in place. The system attributes points based on several metrics like bowling and batting prowess along with securing leads in the first innings. The CK Nayudu Trophy will also drop tossing this season, allowing visiting teams to choose whether to bowl or bat first.

Why is the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Holding in November and December 2024?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2025 is set to take place in early December. BCCI organizers scheduled the coveted Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy to conclude before IPL’s mega auction takes place. Arranging the auction ahead of this local tournament will give IPL franchises enough time to auction talents with more information.

What Event Will Conclude the 2024-25 BCCI Season Schedule?

The Women’s U23 One Day Trophy is on schedule to hold on March 5, 2025. Fans will experience India’s female youth and their cricket potential at another level through this event. The event is on schedule to end its knockout phases on March 26, 2025 to end India’s domestic cricket season.

It’s certain there won’t be shortage of cricket after this event with IPL 2025 on schedule to take place around March to May next year.

Full BCCI 2024-25 Domestic Schedule

Men’s Senior Tournament
S/NCategoryName of EventStart Date
1Men’s Senior Tournament Duleep TrophySeptember 5, 2024
2Men’s Senior Tournament Irani CupOctober 1, 2024
3Men’s Senior Tournament Ranji Trophy (Plate & Elite)October 11, 2024
4Men’s Senior Tournament Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyNovember 23, 2024
5Men’s Senior Tournament Vijay Hazare TrophyDecember 21, 2024
Men’s Youth Tournaments
1Men’s Youth Tournament Vinoo Mankad Trophy (U19)October 4, 2024
2Men’s Youth Tournament Col. CK Nayudu Trophy (Plate & Elite) (U23)October 13, 2024
3Men’s Youth Tournament Cooch Behar Trophy (Plate & Elite) (U19)November 6, 2024
4Men’s Youth Tournament Vijay Merchant Trophy (Plate & Elite) (U16)December 6, 2024
5Men’s Youth Tournament Men’s U23 State A TrophyDecember 15, 2024
6Men’s Youth Tournament Vizzy Trophy (Inter-university)March 10, 2025
Women’s Senior Tournaments
1Women’s Senior Tournament Senior Women’s T20 TrophyOctober 17, 2024
2Women’s Senior Tournament Senior Women’s T20 Challenger TrophyNovember 17, 2024
3Women’s Senior Tournament Senior Women’s One Day TrophyDecember 4, 2024
4Women’s Senior Tournament Senior Women’s One Day Challenger TrophyJanuary 5, 2025
5Women’s Senior Tournament Senior Women’s Multi-Day Challenger Trophy Women’s Youth TournamentsMarch 18, 2025
Women’s Youth Tournament
1Women’s Youth Tournament Women’s U19 T20 TrophyOctober 1, 2024
2Women’s Youth Tournament Women’s U19 T20 Challenger TrophyOctober 24, 2024
3Women’s Youth Tournament Women’s U15 One Day TrophyNovember 21, 2024
4Women’s Youth Tournament Women’s U19 One Day TrophyJanuary 4, 2025
5Women’s Youth Tournament Women’s U23 T20 TrophyJanuary 5, 2025
6Women’s Youth Tournament Women’s U23 One Day TrophyMarch 5, 2025

Twenty-two (22) events will take place across venues all over India throughout this loaded 2024-25 cricket cycle. Fans of this exciting game will experience wide-ranging emotions and stacked entertainment from top local talent across the country. See the full schedule and start dates below:

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