New Delhi, July 20 (IBNS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday said the 2012-13 domestic season will begin with the Irani Cup game between Rajasthan, the Ranji Trophy champions of 2011-12, and the Rest of India, at Jaipur, from September 21 to 25.
It will be followed by the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy and the Duleep Trophy, in October.
The NKP Salve Challenger Trophy will feature Bengal, the 2011-12 Vijay Hazare Trophy winners, and two other teams picked by the All-India Senior Selection Committee.
The Ranji Trophy will commence on 2 November.
The Ranji Trophy groups, as per the new format, are as follows: