Karachi: Afghanistan will tour Bangladesh next month to play three one day international matches on September 25th, 28th and October 1st against the home team. This was confirmed by the chief executive of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), Shafiq Stanikzai who also termed it a land mark series. “This is the first ever series between the two nation, hence it is significant and also a very good opportunity for Afghanistan to prove it’s mark at a bigger stage”, Shafiq Stanikzai said
All the matches are likely to be played at the Mirpur stadium.
In the 50-over format Afghanistan and Bangladesh have come across twice with Afghanistan winning the Asia Cup encounter in 2014 while Bangladesh settled the score in the last year’s World Cup game.
The chief executive of the ACB also hoped to invite Bangladesh for a bilateral series. “We are also looking forward to hosting Bangladesh at mutually agreed dates. Further discussion on this issue will soon be held with Bangladesh”, Stanikzai added
“We had a fruitful exchange of ideas, during the latest meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), that included bilateral series at various levels”, concluded Stanikzai who recently became the executive board member of the ACC.