Afghanistan set to host Bangladesh for three T20Is

DHAKA, May 10, 2018 (BSS)- Ahead of their Test debut against India,
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced the schedule for the upcoming T20I
series against Bangladesh on their official website.

All three matches will be a day-night fixture and will be held on June 3,
5 and 7 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in the northern
Indian city of Dehradun.

Confirming the news, ACB chairman Atif Mashal said, “ACB is delighted to
host Bangladesh for the T20I series in Dehradun in early June which will be a
good opportunity for both sides to play competitive cricket.
Similarly, cricket fans have also previously enjoyed games between the two
sides and this will be yet another opportunity for them to witness their
sides play against each other.”

It should be noted that the two sides had played against each other only
once previously when Bangladesh thrashed Afghanistan by nine wickets at the
2014 World Twenty20 in Dhaka.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh already announced a 31-men preliminary squad for the
West Indies tour which will be held in May, right after this short series
against Afghanistan. It will be the first bilateral series of the two
nations.

Following the T20Is series against Bangladesh, Afghanistan will play their
maiden Test against India which begins from June 14 in Bengaluru.