The fourth day play of the Ranji Trophy Elite group match between defending champions Vidarbha and Kerala was washed out without a ball being bowled at the VCA Jamtha Stadium on Friday.
Vidarbha has another game left, but is already out of the race for a place in the quarterfinals, since it has only 18 points.Kerala finished with 10 points. It also became the first team to be relegated to Group C for the next edition of the Ranji Trophy.
At stumps on day two, Kerala was 191 for three, in reply to Vidarbha’s 326. A much improved performance with the bat had raised Kerala’s hopes of a first-innings lead and thus three points. Kerala desperately needed at least three points to keep its hopes alive. Next week we will know the identity of the other team to be relegated: the fight is between Madhya Pradesh and Hyderabad.