The Indian domestic season 2018-19 is officially over, with a record number of matches and players across different age groups and tournaments.
The mega Indian domestic season 2018-19 witnessed over 2,000 matches and finished on a high with the conclusion of Paytm Women’s U-23 Challenger Trophy final in Ranchi.
While the ongoing Indian Premier League‘s final match on May 12 in Hyderabad will officially conclude the Indian cricket season 2018-19, the current domestic calendar marked many a firsts in the history of Indian cricket.
For the first time ever, the Indian domestic season witnessed as many as 2,024 matches involving 37 teams, amounting to 3,444 match days as compared to 1032 matches involving 28 teams amounting to 1892.5 match days in the 2017-18 season, BCCI has shared in a media release.
BCCI has claimed that efficient scheduling of tournaments ensured leaner tournament window and reduced operational encumbrances of longer tournament windows.
It was a whopping 81 per cent jump in match days, which was accommodated with just a 21% increase in season window.
Throughout the season, 13,015 player registrations were received while 6,471 players participated in the 2018-19 season. Over 100 cities across India hosted senior as well as different age-group matches.
The BCCI engaged services of 170 video analysts and as many scorers, who ensured every game was scored live on the official website, the release added.