Normally domestic season starts in August but the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc with the calendar and Sourav Ganguly's letter to state associations made it clear that the BCCI is yet to lock in a date
Along with the six Northeast states—Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim—Uttarakhand and the Union territory of Puducherry will also debut in the Ranji Trophy, which starts on November 1.
In the dark side of Indian cricket lie players cruelly ignored and denied recognition by the BCCI. Some were too outspoken; others a victim of that bane—politics. This is a roster of that decades-long neglect.