Bangladesh news April 9, 2012

Bangladesh could visit India for full series

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Mustafa Kamal has said he has received an assurance from the BCCI president N Srinivasan that India will host Bangladesh for a full tour later in the year, according to a BCB release sent out after an adjourned board meeting. Bangladesh haven't played a Test series in India since gaining Test status in 2000. They have, however, hosted India for a Test series on four occasions.

"BCB President AHM Mustafa Kamal informed the Board that he has had favourable discussions with BCCI President N Srinivasan during his recent visit to India and has received assurance that India will host Bangladesh for a full tour later this year," the release stated. The presidents of the BCB and the BCCI met during the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the IPL.

Bangladesh have toured India in the past for ODI tournaments, twice before they started to play Tests - the Asia Cup in 1990 and a triangular series in 1998 - and the Champions Trophy in 2006.

India were the first side to tour Bangladesh for a Test series, in 2000-01, soon after Bangladesh were given Test status.