Schedule for India-Bangladesh one-off Test announced
India will play Bangladesh in a historic one-off Test match from February 08-12, 2017 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. The Test match will mark Bangladesh’s first official visit to India since attaining Test status in 2000.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 2016
Underlining the significance of the Test, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur said: “As a leading Test playing nation it is BCCI’s responsibility to give opportunity to every Test playing nation. It is my pleasure to announce the historic one-off Test match against our neighbours – Bangladesh early next year. This will be a great addition to our home season 2016-17.”
BCB President Nazmul Hassan said the short tour would be a cherished experience for players and fans of both countries: “For the cricketers who will be representing Bangladesh and India, this will be a much anticipated game and given the competitive nature of their limited overs matches in the recent past, I believe the clash between these two cricket crazy nations will catch the imagination.
“The long wait for us to play a Test match on Indian soil is finally over and this is a time for celebration,” he added.