The team comprises seven players from Bengal, four from Orissa, two from Jharkhand and one each from Assam and Tripura.
However, Test discard Devang Gandhi, who captained East Zone to the final of the Duleep trophy last season, has been dumped from the squad altogether.
Gandhi had captained the East Zone side in the just concluded Deodhar Trophy. Laxmi Ratan Shukla has been named Saurav's deputy. Karsan Ghavri will be the coach of the side.
Squad: Saurav Ganguly (captain), L R Shukla (vice-captain), Rohan Gavaskar, Arindam Das, Sanjib Sanyal, S S Paul, Ranadeb Bose (all Bengal), S S Das, Sanjay Satpati, Dipak Mangaraj, P Jayachandra (all Orissa), M S Dhoni, Sahid Khan (Jharkhand), R Satish (Assam) and Sujit Roy (Tripura).