As the Indian Premier League 2023 is in full swing, the BCCI has made an announcement regarding its itinerary for the 2023-24 season as well. The Duleep Trophy will kick-start the new domestic cricket season in India on June 28, 2023, and the Ranji Trophy will commence on January 5, 2024.

A 6-zonal men’s team tournament, Duleep Trophy has a knockout format with 4-day matches to decide the two finalists. The last two teams will play a 5-day match from July 16, 2023, to win the coveted championship. It will be followed by the return of the Deodhar Trophy on July 24, 2023, with three men’s teams (India A, India B, and India C) playing each other once in List A matches to decide the two finalists for August 3, 2023, final.

The Irani Cup match between the Rest of India and the current Ranji Trophy champions Madhya Pradesh will be played from October 1 to 5, 2023. Shortly after that, the premier men’s T20 domestic tournament, known as the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, will be contested among 29 teams all across the country from October 16 to November 6, 2023. Vijay Hazare Trophy, the premier men’s List A domestic tournament is scheduled to begin on November 23, 2023, and go on till December 6, 2023, with 38 teams vying for the championship. 

Ranji Trophy, the premier men’s red ball domestic tournament will be played from January 5 to February 22, 2024, among 38 teams divided into 4 groups with 8 participants and 1 group with 6 participants. It will have 4-day matches in the group stages and 5-day matches in the knockout stages to determine the winner.

Women’s cricket is going to get its fair share of game time in the new domestic season too. The National T20 Championship for Women is set to be played from October 19 to November 9, 2023, followed by the Inter-Zonal Trophy for women from November 24 to December 4, 2023. Also, the Senior Women’s One-Day Trophy will be organised from January 4 to 26, 2024.