Bangladesh to play first Test on Indian soil in 2017

10 Jun,2016


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Bangladesh is likely to play a Test match against India at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad in 2017.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced their 2016-17 home season including a Test against Bangladesh. Though the venue of the Test was confirmed, the date has not been fixed yet.      

This will be the Tigers first ever visit to India since they were given ICC Full Member status in 2000 and Indians are the last ICC Full Member nation to host Bangladesh for Test cricket.

However, India's home 2016-17 season will include 13 Tests, which is the record number of home Tests in a season for India, eight ODIs and three T20Is..

Besides Bangladesh, India will play Test series against New Zealand, England and Australia.

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