India vs Afghanistan one-off Test match: Date and venue announced

Afghanistan will play their historic and maiden cricket Test against India from June 14 to 18 in Bangalore.

The decision was unanimously taken after the officials from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) recently met in New Delhi.


“Considering that June is a rainy month, we thought it was best to host the historic Test in Bangalore,” BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in the press-release.

Afghanistan earned their Test status alongside Ireland in June 2017. The boards of respective teams were made full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in June last year.

Apart from welcoming Afghanistan into the longest format of the game, the BCCI has extended a helping hand to Afghanistan cricket board on a number of occasions. The team from the war-ravaged nation has hosted its home games in India. Afghanistan and Ireland recently played a series in the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Uttar Pradesh.


rashid khan, mohammad nabi

Also, Afghani players Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise in the IPL last year.

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