The one-off test match series between India and Bangladesh Will be played at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium from February 8 to 12 next years, BCCI confirmed the same through a press release. The tour was decided when the board announced India’s home season of 13 Tests -one of longest seasons of all time.
In a pres release BCCI chief Anurag Thakur said, “As a leading Test playing nation it is BCCI's responsibility to give opportunity to every Test playing nation. It is my pleasure to announce the historic one-off Test match against our neighbours - Bangladesh early next year. This will be a great addition to our home season 2016-17.”
Nazmul Hassan, President, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said, “For the cricketers who will be representing Bangladesh and India, this will be a much anticipated game and given the competitive nature of their limited overs matches in the recent past, I believe the clash between these two cricket crazy nations will catch the imagination. The long wait for us to play a Test match on Indian soil is finally over and this is a time for celebration.” Bangladesh will tour India and will play the test match in India for the first time since it gained the Test status in 2000.
India to kickstart its home season by playing a three-match Test series as well as 5 ODIs against New Zealand which will be followed by 5 tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is against England. After the Bangladesh’s one match tour, Australia will visit India for four Test Matches, reports said.
By Prajakt K.