The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has delayed Uttarakhand's Ranji Trophy debut despite the Committee of Administrators (CoA) already giving them the green signal to participate this season.
Recently, Uttarakhand's Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun which had hosted a three-match T20 International series between Afghanistan and Bangladesh earlier this June is still awaiting confirmation from the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) on its First-class debut.
Now, The Hindu reported that Uttarakhand will have to wait for their debut into the First-class Cricket and the latest development has made at BCCI’s Special General Meeting here on Friday (22 June), where they decided to put on hold the recent decision taken by CoA headed by Vinod Rai earlier this month.
The newest participants to the First Class circuit — Bihar and the North East States will be trying hard to be part of the premier domestic competition in the country even though the SGM was not convinced if the teams were ready and made it clear that the decision would need the approval of the Supreme Court.
In the latest meeting, the SGM has also given the green signal to the new payments to the national players as per the revised contracts announced by the CoA and according to which, players in the A+ category will receive ₹7 crore, A, B and C ₹5 crore, ₹3 crore and ₹1 crore respectively.
The SGM also decided to increase the salary of domestic players both men and women and it will be certainly good news for the domestic cricket players across the country.