You should be able to run a reserve team, all pro/semi pro clubs should. They should be in their own league setup, not being farmed out to amateur clubs though.
But the "reserves" will be made up of the better local amateur players who are either just "reserve fodder" or players wanting to impress the pro side. Either way, local clubs will have their bast players taken to play in a relatively meaningless reserve championship and these players might get a shiny pro track suit.
Come on India, ffs! Show a bit of fight and make it interesting.
They don't seem to have the stomach for a fight when the game is longer than 50 overs a side. Most of them are, or will soon be, multi-millionaire IPL heroes so their commitment, or apparant lack ot it, to Test cricket is genuinely concerning.