The final match of four-team tournament will be played at the Eden Gardens from October 1-4. Bengal A, Bengal B, Odisha and Jharkhand are the four participating teams in the tournament that begins on September 15.
     
Pink balls have been used in Australian domestic circuit strictly on experimental basis while one of the opening games in an English County few years back was also played with pink balls.
     
CAB treasurer and member of the BCCI's NCA sub-committee member Biswarup Dey revealed the elaborate plans.
     
"Day/Night first-class matches are way forward and we wanted to be the first in India to try it out on an experimental basis. The players will be wearing white clothing and pink balls will be used. The sightscreen will be black," Dey said.
     
Dey informed that he has already placed an order for pink balls with noted Australian ball manufacturing company -- Kookaburra.
     
"We have ordered for four dozens of pink balls. Each ball will cost us approximately INR 6500. It means we will be spending close to Rs 3.12 lakh for importing these balls. The idea is to provide the teams with enough pink balls so that they can use them during net practise as a preparation for the final," Dey said
     
Just like Hyderabad CA organises Moin-Ud Dowla Gold Cup, Tamil Nadu CA holds Buchi Babu and KSCA tournament, CAB has started S K Acharya Challenger Trophy as a preparatory tournament for Bengal's Ranji squad.
     
Jharkhand and Odisha will be sending their Ranji teams for the tournament.

(Agencies)

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