BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has announced an increase in prize money for all domestic tournaments in India under the board’s purview. In a tweet, Shah emphasized the board’s commitment to investing in domestic cricket, which serves as the backbone of Indian cricket.
The Ranji Trophy winner will now receive INR 5 crores, with an additional 3 crore added to the previous prize. Runners-up and losing semifinalists will be awarded INR 3 crores and INR 1 crore, up from INR 1 crore and INR 50 lakhs, respectively. The Irani Cup and other prestigious tournaments have also seen a significant increase in prize money.
The 2023-24 domestic season will feature 1,846 matches from June 2023 to March 2024, with the Duleep Trophy kicking off the season on June 28, 2023. Following the Prof Deodhar Trophy, the Irani Cup will commence on October 1, 2023, with Saurashtra facing the Rest of India team.
Subsequently, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy will take place, with 38 teams participating in each tournament. The highly anticipated Ranji Trophy is scheduled from January 5, 2024, to March 14, 2024, featuring 38 teams divided into five groups.
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The women’s domestic season will begin with the Senior Women’s T20 Trophy on October 19, 2023, followed by the Senior Women’s Inter Zonal Trophy. The 2024 season will start with the Senior Women’s One-Day Trophy on January 4, 2024, concluding with the final on January 26, 2024.