New Delhi - Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for three
Twenty20 internationals in India next month, the country's cricket board chief
The Afghanistan cricket team, which has had its training
base in India since 2015, will play their matches on June 3, 5 and 7 in the
northern Indian city of Dehradun.
"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," Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB)
chairperson Atif Mashal said in a statement.
Afghanistan cricket CEO Shafiq Stanikzai said selectors
would pick from the pool of players currently taking part in a training camp in
"These matches will be important for both sides to gain
valuable points in the ICC rankings and the lead-up to the 2020 ICC World
Twenty20," Stanikzai said.
Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizam Uddin Chowdhury
said he was looking forward to "a very competitive series".
"Afghanistan have some fine players for this format and
they will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions in
Dehradun," he said.
Afghanistan, who became a full ICC member along with Ireland
last year, will play the first Test match in their history - against top-ranked
India - starting June 14 in Bangalore.