For all followers of Jharkhand team, here is the calendar for the domestic season 2012-13 (Source - cricinfo)
Ranji Trophy - In the domestic first class tournament, Jharkhand is in Group C which will send 2 qualifiers to the quarter-final stage . This being the weakest group does mean that chances of qualifying for the knock-out stage is pretty good. Lets see how the results pan out. Here is the schedule.
- Nov 2-5, 2012: vs J&K (A)
- Nov 9-12, 2012: vs Assam (H)
- Nov 17-20, 2012: vs Goa (H)
- Nov 24-27, 2012: vs Himachal Pradesh (H)
- Dec 8-11, 2012: vs Tripura (A)
- Dec 15-18, 2012: vs Andhra Pradesh (H)
- Dec 22-25, 2012: vs Kerala (A)
- Dec 29, 12 - Jan 1,13: vs Services (A)
Vijay Hazare Trophy - Jharkhand's only silverware till date has come in the 2010-11 edition of the 50 over domestic tournament. The tournament which launched Varun Aaron to stardom. An added incentive is that the winning state goes on to play in the Challenger Trophy. Lets see what the schedule holds for this year.
- Feb 16, 2013: vs Tripura
- Feb 18, 213: vs Bengal (the defending champions)
- Feb 20, 2013: vs Assam
- Feb 22, 2013: vs Odisha (earlier Orissa)
Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy - May sound surprising to all, but this is the national domestic T20 tournament and not the IPL. Like the Vijay Hazare trophy this is also played on zonal basis. Here is the schedule for the group stage matches.
- Mar 18, 2013: vs Tripura
- Mar 19, 2013: vs Bengal
- Mar 20, 2013: vs Odisha
- Mar 21, 2013: vs Assam
So this was the schedule. Lets see what Varun Aaaron, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem and company achieve this year. Not including Dhoni in the list as he is unlikely to make any domestic appearance given India's hectic schedule.
Wishing the best to my team.