There are plans to have six to eight teams in a group, with league matches of one group scheduled in one or two cities to minimise travel.
Balaji remains the lone Tamil Nadu speedster to play Test cricket in the last 30-odd years.
In the second innings, all Saurashtra had to do was to bat time before both captains decided to call off the game and shake hands.
Bengal had the upper hand going into day five after Anustup Majumdar (63) and Arnab Nandi (40 not out) shared an unbeaten 91-run stand in the final session Thursday.
The going has been slow in the Ranji Trophy final in Rajkot. Even on the third day, runs trickled, shots were few and far between, and stroke-making remained a challenge.
Saurashtra, who reached 206 for five on day one, went on to post a formidable 425 on day three.
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Buried under the achievements of other teams lies this: In the last 10 seasons including this one, Saurashtra have reached the Ranji Trophy final four times.
When it looked like Bhargav Merai (14) and skipper Parthiv were steadying Gujarat's ship, Prerak Mankad broke through by trapping Merai in front of the wicket.
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Though the bowlers had let Bengal’s tail wag, 312 wasn’t a massive first-innings total or beyond the reach of Karnataka’s batsmen.
When Bengal suspended Ashok Dinda after their first match for disciplinary reasons, there were murmurs in the association as to whether it was a wise call.
In a clash of opponents familiar with each other in every possible way, Gujarat face Saurashtra in a Ranji Trophy semifinal in Rajkot from Saturday.
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The teams will be given four referrals per innings but the technology will not have Hawk-Eye and Ultra Edge, two key components of the DRS used in international games.