Sachin Tendulkar’s Intriguing Ranji Trophy Remark

The iconic Sachin Tendulkar stated on Tuesday that competing in the Ranji Trophy allows national players to get back to basics while also raising the level of the domestic tournament. The BCCI has made it necessary for its centrally contracted players to play domestic red-ball cricket while they are not on national duty or with the NCA. Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer were removed from the BCCI’s central contract list for missing their state teams’ Ranji Trophy games. “When Indian players play for their domestic teams, it improves the quality of play for young players and sometimes identifies new talent.”