"There is a change in the schedule, arising out of the inclusion of teams from NE States and Bihar," BCCI general manager Ratnakar Shetty wrote in a letter, a copy of which is with CRICKETNMORE, to all state associations.
Six north eastern states of Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Sikkim had met the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) on September 8 appealing for allowing them to field a combined team in this year's Ranji Trophy.
While there was no mention of that, dedicated tournaments like a Under-19 Women's League, U-23 men's one day tournament and the Vijay Merchant Trophy (U-16) for the North East states and Bihar were mentioned in 'additions'.
The U-19 Women's League will be held from November 1 in Dhanbad while Ranchi will host the U-23 men's one day tournament from January 21.
The U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy will be held in Shillong in December.
Since last season, a combined North East team has been given the chance to play in the age-group tournaments conducted by the BCCI.
Earlier this year, going by retired Justice R.M. Lodha Committee recommendations, the North East states were granted full membership.
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