[caption id="attachment_876628" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-876628" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Duleep-Trophy.jpg" alt="Duleep Trophy 2019, Duleep Trophy, BCCI, Saba Karim, India Red, India Blue, India Green" width="628" height="355" /> The Duleep Trophy, which will feature India's top domestic stars, will be played from August 17 to September 9 at Bengaluru's Chinnaswamy Stadium. @ PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The season-opening <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/duleep-trophy">Duleep Trophy</a>, which has been India's only day-night first-class tournament with pink ball for the last three seasons, is set to go back to the day format with red ball due to lack of TV coverage. <p></p> <p></p>The blue-riband tournament, which will feature India's top domestic stars, will be played from August 17 to September 9 at Bengaluru's Chinnaswamy Stadium. <p></p> <p></p>India's next superstar in making <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/shubman-gill">Shubman Gill</a>, India A regular <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/priyank-panchal">Priyank Panchal</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/vidharbha">Vidarbha</a> Ranji champion skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/faiz-fazal/news/">Faiz Fazal</a> will lead Blue, Red and Green teams respectively. <p></p> <p></p>However, the BCCI's GM (Cricket Operations) <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/saba-karim/news/">Saba Karim</a> confirmed that save the final from September 5-9, which will be telecast live on Star Sports, all the other matches will be traditional red-ball games like the old times. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/duleep-trophy-2019-shubman-gill-faiz-fazal-and-priyank-panchal-to-lead-duleep-trophy-2019-squad-fixtures-schedule-876560">Duleep Trophy 2019: Shubman Gill, Faiz Fazal and Priyank Panchal to lead as Indian domestic cricket season opens</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"We have floodlights at the Chinnaswamy but we are not playing with pink ball under lights as there is no live coverage. Only the final match will be a day/night affair as that's the only match to be aired live" Karim informed on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>Asked if this will be a roadblock in moving towards pink ball Tests in future, Karim disagreed. <p></p> <p></p>"I don't think so. If everyone associated with Indian cricket is on the same page, maybe we can think of having India A first class games with pink balls. I am not saying anything is confirmed but you never know if everyone comes on same page," Karim said. <p></p> <p></p>However, a senior BCCI official said the decision to scrap pink balls save the final has been done keeping bigger picture in mind. <p></p> <p></p>"The Indian team is not playing any pink ball cricket in near future. All our Test engagements are a part of World Test Championship. And we are not playing any Day/Night games in World Test Championship," the senior official said. <p></p> <p></p>"So, what's the logic of our supply line of players playing a tournament with pink ball when they are in any case going to play red ball cricket if selected for India," he said. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/sunil-joshi-among-candidates-for-team-indias-bowling-coach-post-876555">India coaching staff: Sunil Joshi applies for the role of India's bowling coach</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>On the three Duleep squads formed, most of the current India A players along with performers from Vidarbha and other Ranji teams have got a chance. <p></p> <p></p>The likes of Abhimanyu Easwaran, Anmolpreet Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Gopal, Jayant Yadav, Axar Patel, all of whom have played at least one format for India A in the West Indies A tour, are there. <p></p> <p></p>Others like Karun Nair and Varun Aaron are also in the mix just like last season's highest run-scorer Milind Kumar of Sikkim or talented left-arm seamer from Rajasthan Tanveer-ul-Haq.