With the progression of time, the proposed bilateral series against Afghanistan in a neutral venue is coming to a shape. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) authority said they would prefer to play T20 matches rather than limited over games against Afghanistan.
Modifying their previous gesture of unwillingness to play in Dehradun, BCB chief Nazmul Hasan Papon talked to reporters in a different way on Wednesday.
He said, “Venue of the series is still fixed to Dehradun. We are no more thinking of playing in Mumbai or Bangalore because there are scheduled matches in every venue in India now. Knowing about a different ground fifteen days before the series will be risky for us. So we are now stick to Dehradun.”
Nazmul Hasan, afterwards, said, “The edition of the series has been fixed. We will play T20 series against Afghanistan. Now discussions are going on about the number of matches. We urged about three matches but Afghanistan requested to feature in four matches. Our director panel will decide about that.”
Afghanistan are supposed to play a bilateral series in June before appearing in their first Test match against India.