Sachin Tendulkar has proposed a redo for the Duleep Trophy, which is as of now challenged between India Blue, Green and Red in a cooperative configuration.
Indian cricket symbol Sachin Tendulkar feels BCCI President Sourav Ganguly should start a redo of the Duleep Trophy as players contending in the occasion appear to be more focussed on singular exhibitions than their groups. The batting maestro feels that group holding is absent from the four-day competition, which can be reevaluated by acquiring four Ranji Trophy semifinalists alongside two groups of promising U-19 and U-23 players.
“I need him (Ganguly) to consider taking a gander at the Duleep Trophy…I feel Duleep Trophy is one competition where one is getting the chance to hear that players are perhaps increasingly centered around their own exhibitions and what the following competition is and they play as needs be,” Tendulkar told PTI in a select connection.
“For example if there’s an IPL closeout, or an up and coming T20 competition or one-day, players wind up playing in that mode and not for their group or taking a gander at the need of great importance,” he said.
The Duleep trophy was a five-group zonal competition however now includes India Blue, India Green and India Red in a cooperative configuration.
Ganguly assumed responsibility as the BCCI president on October 23 and inside seven days, he persuaded the Bangladesh Cricket Board to play their first since forever Day/Night Test at Eden Gardens.
As the previous chief apparatuses up for the BCCI’s first Annual General Meeting on Sunday, Tendulkar needs him to save some attention on Duleep Trophy.
“This is one change I might want to see since cricket has consistently been a group activity. It is about cooperation holding and playing all together. Not as people,” he said.
Clarifying his thought on the most proficient method to redo the Duleep Trophy, Tendulkar said to get players to contend as a group, it ought to be held just after the Ranji Trophy finals and among the four semifinalists, who play the entire season together.
“Top four Ranji groups and there ought to be two additional groups on the grounds that there would be various groups with skilled people however which didn’t qualify. You pick these players from different groups, additionally advance skilled age-bunch players from Under-19 and Under-23.
“On the off chance that there’s somebody uncommonly capable U19, at that point you can take a gander at those players. Bring them and have this competition together.”
“So you have the best of both. You have four driving Ranji groups who have been playing together,” he included.
As BCCI specialized board of trustees director, Ganguly had tried different things with the pink ball in the Duleep Trophy without precedent for 2015/16.
The local competition was held under lights for three seasons, giving any semblance of Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal the genuinely necessary experience which proved to be useful during India’s first Day/Night Test against Bangladesh, which the host group won by innings and 46 runs.