Assam in strong group, face Delhi in opener

Online Staff/GUWAHATI, Aug 25: Assam are placed in strong group in the 2017-18 Ranji trophy championship which will kick off on October 6.
This time the tournament is back to its earlier home and away format and Assam will start its campaign in the championship with an away game against Delhi on October 6.
As per the draw, 28 teams will participate in the Ranji Trophy this season and they were divided into four groups. Two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter finals. Assam are in group ‘A’ along with Delhi, Karnataka, Railway, Uttar Pradesh, Hyderabad and Maharashtra. The side will play 50 percent of their group matchs at the home turf and their opponent in those games will be Railway, UP and Hyderabad.
SCHEDULE OF GROUP MATCHES:
October 6-9 Assam vs Delhi (Delhi), October 14-17 Assam vs Karnataka (Bangalore), October 24-27 Assam vs Railway (Guwahati), November 9-12 Assam vs Uttar Pradesh (Guwahati), November 17-20 Assam vs Hyderabad (Guwahati) and November 25-28 Assam vs Maharashtra (Pune). .