National selector (East) Ranjib Biswal was present during the selection that was attended among others by Sourav Ganguly himself.
The team has three players from Orissa - S S Das, Prabanjan Mullick and S S Rao - and S S Rao from Jharkhand. Either Manoj Tewari from Bengal or Nasim Akhtar of Assam will be the 16th member of the side.
Ashok Dhinda makes a cut into the side as S S Paul has been left out. Paras Mahmbrey will coach the side.
East Zone play against Central Zone in the opener on Oct 19.
Team:Sourav Ganguly (Captain), S S Das, Subhomoy Das, Arindam Das, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Prabhanjan Mallick, Deep Dasgupta (Wk), Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Rohan Gavaskar, D Mohanti, S S Rao, Ashok Dehinda, Sourashis Lahari, Ranadeb Bose, Saurav Saighal. (Coach) Paras Mahmbrey.