Proposal to have 3 groups in Ranji
Some of the state cricket associations have suggested that the teams in the Ranji Trophy be split into three groups instead of the present four. This was one of the proposals put forward during the Ranji coaches and captains conclave in Mumbai on Monday. It was learnt that everyone was happy with the quality of pitches and with the hike in emoluments for domestic players. The BCCI may replace white Kookaburra balls in ODIs and T20Is in India with white SG Test balls.