The Buchi Babu tournament was previously held in the year of 2017.
Buchi Babu tournament
“MS Dhoni wanted Jharkhand included, but it was too tight. We couldn’t fit them because we already have 12 teams. Even Services and Chhattisgarh wanted to participate. We have decided to hold the tournament in Coimbatore, Salem, Dindigul, and Tirunelveli on green-tops as it will give players a good preparation since clubs use the event to prepare for the pre-season,”. TNCA secretary RI Palani was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.
“The revival of Buchi Babu is important for the revival of First-Class cricket. I am happy that TNCA is reviving it as a four-day format as it is the stepping stone into big league cricket.
“You had some of the biggest names like Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, Roger Binny, G.R. Viswanath and so on play in this event. If you do well in this tournament, you used to get recognised at an all-India level. You wanted to do well against the Indian players because it was a great learning curve and exposure for us,” Srikkanth said at the launch event of the tournament on Thursday, August 10.
The tournament is likely to grow bigger as the scope of the tournament is big.