The Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season starting across the country on November 2. This year, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has gone in with a new format where 27 teams are divided into three groups. Previous year, teams were separated into Elite and Plate categories.
For the quarter-finals, top three, each from Group A and B and two from Group C will qualify. Quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played over five days each. The final is slated to be held from January 26 to 30.
Group A: Rajasthan, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra, Railways, Bengal, Punjab, Gujarat.
Group B: Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha, Delhi, Baroda, Odisha.
Group C: Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Services, Tripura, Goa, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam.