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India to tour Bangladesh in December for 3 ODIs, 2 Tests

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 21 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Thursday that the India team will tour Bangladesh on December 1 to play a full-fledged series comprising three one-day internationals and two Tests.

This will be India’s first tour to Bangladesh since 2015 while the tour kicks off with the ODI series with all matches taking place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on December 4, 7 and 10.

The first Test will be held at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram from December 14-18 with the two teams returning to Dhaka for the second Test from December 22-26.

“The Bangladesh-India matches in recent history have given us some epic contests and fans from both countries are eagerly waiting for another memorable series. I thank the Board of Control for Cricket in India for working closely with the BCB in confirming the schedule. We are looking forward to welcoming the Indian team to Bangladesh,” BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon said in a statement adding this will be a most anticipated meeting of the subcontinent’s cricketing rivals.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah echoed the same sentiment.

“I extend my best wishes to the Bangladesh Cricket Board for the upcoming bilateral series featuring India. The India-Bangladesh contests generate tremendous interest among the fans thanks to the massive fan following the two teams enjoy,” BCCI secretary Shah said.

“We know how passionate the fans in Bangladesh are and I am sure they will be treated to some exhilarating contests both in white-ball and red-ball cricket. With the crucial World Test Championship points at stake, the two Test matches are very important and both teams will go hard for the win,” he said.

Meanwhile, BCB is yet to decide whether the ODI’s matches will be day-night matches or not considering the prevailing power crisis.

“We are expecting it (ODI series) to be a day-night affair but we are yet to take a decision in this regard as we have not completed our inter-ministerial meeting. If there is a guideline in this regard (playing matches in day-light to save power) we will surely carry that out but I don’t think three games will have a huge impact on our power,” a top BCB official told The Daily Sun when his attention was drawn regarding this matter.