India to host Bangladesh for the first time: BCCI


New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India announced that Bangladesh will play their first-ever Test match in India next February. In a press release, BCCI president Anurag Thakur said it was the responsibility of the board to give opportunities to all Test playing nations to come to India. "As a leading Test playing nation it is BCCI's responsibility to give opportunity to every Test playing nation, a news agency reported.

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Speaking on the development, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hossain said, "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 said in the same statement. However, India has won six of their eight Tests against Bangladesh, while two have ended in draws. While, India has traveled to Bangladesh five times and they have not lost any of their matches.