Bengaluru, October 21: With the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 edition almost nearing to the title clash, the BCCI announced the schedule of the new Ranji Trophy season on Monday.
Having placed in Group B, eight-time champions Karnataka will begin their campaign against Tamil Nadu (December 9-12) in Chennai and later face Uttar Pradesh (December 17-20), Himachal Pradesh (December 25-28), Mumbai (January 3-6), Saurashtra (January 11-14), Railways (January 27-30), Madhya Pradesh (February 4-7) and Baroda (February 12-15).
The Manish Pandey-led side will play four home and four away games this season.
In the last decade, Karnataka have won the title in 2013-14 and 2014-15 under the leadership of R. Vinay Kumar. Last year, Karnataka went down to Saurashtra in the semifinals.
Schedule (Karnataka): vs Tamil Nadu (December 9-12, Chennai); vs Uttar Pradesh (December 17-20, home); Himachal Pradesh (December 25-28, home); Mumbai (January 3-6, Mumbai); Saurashtra (January 11-14, Rajkot); Railways (January 27-30, home); Madhya Pradesh (February 4-7, home); Baroda (February 12-15, Baroda).