In the ongoing 86th season of the Ranji trophy, which is taking place in India between December 2019 to March 2020, the final match is going to held from March 9 to 13 between Bengal and Saurashtra at Saurashtra cricket association ground, Rajkot. There emerged news by SCA president Jaydev Shah when BCCI chief said NO to Ravindra Jadeja playing for Ranji Trophy finals.
During the final match of the Ranji trophy, the upcoming South Africa tour of India is going to start on March 12. Owing to this, BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly denied Ravindra Jadeja of playing Ranji trophy final saying country comes first as Jadeja has been playing an integral part in recent ODI matches. If international cricketers included in the last game, the game will give a boost. Regarding this, SCA President approached BCCI requesting Ravindra Jadeja to play in Ranji Trophy.
As the request turned down by the BCCI, Shah went on to suggest that international games should not conduct during the domestic fixtures. He went on questioning why such a thing doesn’t happen during cash-rich events like the Indian premier league(IPL), which is going to start from March 29.
“If BCCI wants people to watch their premier domestic cricket, then no international game should be held during Ranji final, henceforth. It’s my suggestion. Will BCCI keep an international match during IPL? No, because it gives money. Ranji Trophy can only be popularised if star players play at least in the finals. Don’t keep any international cricket during finals, have a proper window,” Shah said.
He also added, “I would have loved to see him (Jadeja) play the Ranji Trophy final for us, why only Jadeja, I would have loved to see Mohammad Shami (for Bengal).