Cricket: India To Host Bangladesh Test For First Time

Cricket: India to host Bangladesh Test for first time

NEW DELHI, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 3rd Augst,2016) - Bangladesh will play their first-ever Test match in India next February, a top cricket official said Wednesday. Although India have crossed the border to Bangladesh, the Tigers have never played a five-day match on Indian soil since they gained Test status in 2000, mainly because of scheduling clashes.

Bangladesh have featured in two limited-overs tournaments in India -- the Champions Trophy qualifiers in 2006 and the World Twenty20 this year. board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur called the upcoming match an historic occasion and a "great addition" to India's home season.

"As a leading Test-playing nation it is BCCI's responsibility to give opportunity to every Test-playing nation," he said in a statement.