Gujarat, Odisha, and Andhra will host their respective quarter-final fixtures within the Ranji Trophy subsequent week however the venue for the fourth match, between Jammu & Kashmir (J&Ok) and Karnataka is up for deliberation after the Karnataka State Cricket Affiliation (KSCA) wrote to BCCI and JKCA, requesting to host the Match in Bengaluru.
Match guidelines stipulate that, since Karnataka hosted the final fixture between the 2 groups, J&Ok ought to host this one. Nonetheless, the KSCA has requested for a change of venue “contemplating varied points and the logistics.”
Two out of the three matches performed in Jammu this season have been severely affected as a consequence of rain – the groups may solely end one innings every each occasions. The opposite recreation was the just lately concluded last-round tie which Haryana received by two wickets. That J&Ok nonetheless made it to the knockouts is on the again of their glorious away type and it’s for that purpose the JKCA can also be understood to be in favour of transferring the quarter-final.
The BCCI has directed all host associations to choose grounds that may present broadcast services, with all 4 matches set to be streamed both digitally or on TV. This is also a consider taking the sport away from Jammu.
Gujarat topped the Elite Group cross pool and can tackle Goa, who completed with 50 factors to prime the Plate Group and will probably be enjoying their first Ranji quarter-final ever. Odisha, who have been eradicated from their solely earlier quarter-final look by Gujarat in 2016, are internet hosting Bengal, who made it to the semi-final spherical in 2017. That was additionally the final time they reached the knockout phases. Andhra will seemingly host Saurashtra in Ongole, for his or her first quarter-final fixture since 2015. J&Ok will probably be enjoying their first quarter-final since 2014.
All 4 matches will probably be five-day fixtures and won’t function using the Determination Overview System (DRS). It’s understood the DRS will solely come into impact within the semi-final spherical and will probably be “restricted DRS with current know-how.”