Afghanistan to host Bangladesh T20 series in India next month

07:02 PM | 10 May, 2018
Afghanistan to host Bangladesh T20 series in India next month
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NEW DELHI - Afghanistan and Bangladesh will play three Twenty20 internationals matches in India next month, Afghanistan cricket board chief Atif Mashal said in a statement on Thursday.

Afghanistan, who became a full ICC member along with Ireland last year, will host the series in Indian city Dehradun. The matches are scheduled on June 3, 5 and 7.

Afghanistan cricket CEO Shafiq Stanikzai said selectors would pick from the pool of players currently taking part in a training camp in India.

"These matches will be important for both sides to gain valuable points in the ICC rankings and the lead-up to the 2020 ICC World Twenty20," Stanikzai said.

Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said he was looking forward to "a very competitive series".

Afghanistan will also play the first Test match in their history against India on June 14 in Bangalore.