Disclosing this, BCCI joint secretary Goutam Dasgupta said on Friday that the Zimbabwe side would comprise some Test players along with a bunch of promising cricketers.
"Zimbabwe do not have any international assignment at that time. So, it will not be a problem for them to include some top-notch players in the 'A' side," Dasgupta said.
After BCCI decided to allow a foreign squad as the sixth team in the inter-zonal Duleep trophy an England XI took part in 2003, while a Bangladesh side participated last year.
The BCCI decision was prompted by an effort to raise the competition level and give the five participating zonal teams a feel of international cricket.