India-Bangladesh one-off Test: Schedule, venue announced by BCCI

Mumbai, Aug 3: India will play Bangladesh in a historic one-off Test match from February 8 to 12, 2017 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced today (August 3).

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The Test match will mark Bangladesh's first official visit to India since attaining Test status in 2000. (Indian team to play 13 Tests at home)

A file picture of Indian players celebrating a wicket during a Test

Underlining the significance of the Test, 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."

Bangaldesh Cricket Board (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.

Virat Kohli-led India are currently on the Caribbean islands playing 4 Tests against the West Indies. After the Test rubber they face them in 2 Twenty20 Internationals in USA.

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