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India’s Dehradun likely to be the venue of Bangladesh-Afghanistan series

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have agreed to to play Afghanistan in India long ago but when the series will be played still uncertain. BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Uddin Chowdhury said on Wednesday that India’s Dehradun is likely to be the venue of the series.

Nizamuddin told Cricbuzz: “We have decided in principle to play Afghanistan in India’s Dehradun for a three-match ODI series after they proposed it in recent past. We are still in discussion about the iterinary but most probably it will be played in the first week of June.”

Afghanistan, who earned Test status recently, will make their maiden appearance in the long format from 14th June and BCB officials are looking at dates just before that historic match for the this three-match series.

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According to BCB, Afghanistan had initially planned to host Bangladesh in UAE but once they failed to do so, Afghan Cricket Board considered the option of India, where they have played before.

So far, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have played only one series against each other and that was in Bangladesh in 2016. The hosts Bangladesh won the three match ODI series 2-1.

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