New Delhi: Jul 16, 2012
In its bid to overhaul the structure of domestic cricket, the BCCI on Monday approved the recommendations of the Special Committee on the revision of the Ranji Trophy format, under which 27 teams will be divided into three groups of nine sides each.
The decisions were taken by the BCCI's Working Committee meeting which met at New Delhi on Monday.
The top three teams from Group A, B and C will qualify for the knockout stage.
The inter-state tournament for the under-22s will be referred to as the 'A' teams tournament, and will feature cricketers in the under-25 age-group.
The Board also allowed Chhattisgarh to participate in the under-16 inter-state tournament (Plate Group).
The technical committee headed by Sourav Ganguly and the special committee comprising of another former captain Anil Kumble, among others, had recommended some sweeping changes in the domestic cricket structure on June 12. (PTI)