The BCCI or the board of control of cricket in India in a latest move has decided to increase the prize money for domestic cricket as well. All the domestic cricket bodies such as Vijay Hazare, SMAT and Ranji Trophy will reap the benefits of the initiative taken.
While speaking to the newspaper, Indian Express, the BCCI official said,
“The Apex Council has decided to give powers to office bearers to decide on the revised prize money,”
Now once the new system is in place, the domestic top tournament, Ranji Trophy will receive or earn 2 crores and the credit for it goes entirely to the IPL Media rights which recently closed at 48,390 crores for the year cycle 2023-2027.
Another significant move taken by the Saurav Ganguly led BCCI is to let domestic cricket to also enjoy the luxuries of having DRS system in place. Although before there were lots of speculations for it getting implemented or not but in the Apex council meeting conducted on thursday the DRS will be in place from the next season starting from December end this year. The move was taken in the wake of some previous wrong decisions being made by the umpires in the domestic matches recently.
“The BCCI has agreed in principle to have the DRS system in place for next season. If everything goes smoothly, the BCCI will have a DRS system for all live games,”
Now when things are in place, the domestic tournaments will segregate all its domestic cricketers under the umbrella group such as the Elite Group as well as the Plate group. The Elite group will have 32 teams divided into 4 elite groups whereas the remaining six will come under the plate group. Such grouping by the cricket officials was felt important that there was a drastic decrease in the number of ODI format-based tournaments and in order to get it going a move like this to save the blooming talent was extremely important.