Cricket

Bangladesh to host Zimbabwe, West Indies for back-to-back series in late 2018

  • Agence France-Presse
  • July 26th, 2018
  • 12:47:04 IST

Dhaka: Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe and the Windies for back-to-back series later this year, a senior Bangladesh cricket official said on Thursday.

Zimbabwe were originally scheduled to visit in January 2019 but the cricket board brought forward the tour to October avoid any potential clash with national elections.

File image of Bangladesh team. AFP

File image of Bangladesh team. AFP

Bangladesh announced on Wednesday that the Windies would arrive on 15 November for their first full tour to the country since 2012.

"Apart from the West Indies, we've also confirmed the Zimbabwe series in October," said BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury.

"They (Zimbabwe) will play two Tests and three ODIs. It means we will now play back-to-back series this year."

The Windies series will include two Tests, three one-day internationals and three twenty20 internationals between November and December.

The Zimbabwe tour dates have not yet been announced.

Fixtures for West Indies tour of Bangladesh:

15 November: West Indies arrive

18-19 Novembe: Two-day match v TBA in Chittagong

22–26 November: First Test in Chittagong

30 November-4 December: Second Test in Dhaka

6  December: One-day match v TBA in Dhaka

9  December: First one-day international in Dhaka

11  December: Second ODI in Dhaka

14  December: Third ODI in Sylhet

17  December: First twenty20 international in Sylhet

20  December: Second T20 in Dhaka

22  December: Third T20 in Dhaka

Updated Date: July 26, 2018 12:47:04 IST

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