The 38th National Cricket Championship (NCC) kicked off yesterday (Itinerary attached). Matches are being played in 16 venues. The 64 participating teams have been split into two tiers (Tier 1 and Tier 2). Each tier has 32 teams which have been divided into eight groups. The top finisher from each group in Tier 2 will be promoted to Tier 1 in the next edition of the competition while teams finishing last in each Tier 1 group will be relegated to Tier 2.
The group toppers in Tier 1 will qualify for the second round and will be placed equally in two groups. The group champions will play in the final.