BCB Cricket Operation Chairman Jalal Yunus claimed on Thursday (May 11) that Afghanistan will be playing a series in India in between their Bangladesh tour. Afghanistan were scheduled to visit Bangladesh to play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is next month.
However, recently it was announced that one Test has been scrapped from the itinerary. The latest development has seen one T20I now getting scrapped as well. Yunus told reporters on Thursday in England that ACB requested them that they want to play one Test and later move to India to play a series before returning to Bangladesh to complete the remaining games of the tour.
“We had two Tests with Afghanistan but we have excluded one Test from it and now we will play one Test along with three ODIs and two T20Is and this is the itinerary. We are in discussions with the Afghanistan Cricket Board and hopefully within a day or two we can finalize the venues.
“They wanted to go to India after playing one format. Here we will play one Test and later they will move to India during the Eid ul Adha to play the series and later after completing their assignment in India, they will return to Bangladesh to play the remaining part of the series. They (ACB) are very excited with the India series and after it was finalized they requested us to play in the new schedule. We have accepted their request considering at that point there is Eid ul Adha break and that is the reason we did not have any reservation,” he said.
Cricbuzz understands the lone Test will be played between June 10 to June 19 before the visitors move to India to play a white-ball series. Prior to their Bangladesh visit, Afghanistan will travel to Sri Lanka to play a short three-match ODI series.