New Zealand in Bangladesh, 2004-05 July 5, 2004

New Zealand to tour Bangladesh in November

Wisden Cricinfo staff

New Zealand are scheduled to play their first full series in Bangladesh in October, the Bangladesh Cricket Board has confirmed. The series will consist of two Tests and three one-dayers, with a practice match kicking off the tour.

The Bangladesh board hopes to inaugurate a new venue in Chittagong during the series, but whether it will host a match will be decided after an ICC venue inspection team examines the facilities. The ICC team will then inspect three new cricket grounds to see if they are up to Test quality.

The Tests will be played in Dhaka and Chittagong, and the three one-day internationals will be shared between the two cities.

New Zealand tour itinerary
October 14-16: Three-day practise match
October 19-23: First Test, Dhaka
October 26-30: Second Test, Chittagong
November 2: First ODI, Chittagong
November 5: Second ODI, Dhaka (D-N)
November 7: Third ODI, Dhaka (D-N)