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.

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  • Ziggy on April 12, 2012, 23:35 GMT

    just coz india cant beat any one else, they thought they would tour ban. wouldn't be surprised if they lost

  • Muhammad Rakibul on April 12, 2012, 17:36 GMT

    @ bvnathan: Good Idea to rest seniors & judge India's BENCH strength. But OZ, ENG, PROTEUS- all of them will test their BENCH strength vs INDIA when they'll visit them outside ASIA. Anyway INDIA can tour BD, ZIM or IRE to regain winning habit in AWAY condition. BD also should invite Afghans as they r emerging nation in world cricket.

  • sajid on April 12, 2012, 13:20 GMT

    @ bvnathan: good initiative indeed!!on the other hand, India should stop playing overseas after their 8 consecutive loss and invite teams like Afghanistan, Ireland etc. what do you think?

  • Nathan on April 11, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    Good initiative ... how about giving the bench strenght of INDIA test hopefuls a chance to go full steam against BD, resting the seniors including Dhoni, Shewag, SRT, VVS, Zaheer etc. I'd also suggest BD to invite the team from Afghanistan for a tour to BD. The Afghan team had shown immense promise and potential during the ICC promoted T-20 qualificaiton event held in Middle-East recently

  • Dummy4 on April 11, 2012, 12:13 GMT

    @Azizul Hoque: Well...I too remember Indians not taking part in the BPL..It was a harsh memory not only to Bangladeshis..but also to the Indian fans..we too wanted to see Indian participation..and speaking of the decisions of BCCI..its a committee of a small group of people deciding what another bunch of people must and must not its better not to take it as the attitude of the entire country or the fans.. Cheers..!!!

  • Ez on April 11, 2012, 10:33 GMT

    It is a very good news. Australia and England have hosted Bangladesh. And Bangladesh did well on both occasions. India might win all the matches, but I can assure you that Bangladesh will not give an inch without fight.

  • Dummy4 on April 11, 2012, 9:14 GMT

    @ Sasi Kanth Tummalapalli, I do agree with you. It was just a gentleman discussion and wishes of two president.If you come to my home, is it possible by me to say you 'NO' directly of your request? India will not manage time for Bangladesh. We can remember that India didnt send their player in BPL.Dear president, BCB pls dont try to make us fool.

  • Dummy4 on April 11, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    It's about to happen after India's disaster in England and Australia. They need some quick fix and the first thing is to play some easy cricket with weaker opponents (than India of course) and to be back on winning ways. With due respect to Bangladesh and not to belittle them, would still like to say that India's flat track bullies are going to whack the ball all around. At least India should visit Bangladesh and play some ODIs in which Bangladesh are a bit competitive. Bangladesh still a long way to go in the game's traditional version and it is always win-win situation for India alone when they play here.

  • Dummy4 on April 11, 2012, 5:07 GMT

    not only Asia cup, the full strong team india has beaten by Bangladesh in world cup 2007 & they were out from the tournament for this . now BD them is more stronger than it will be a good fight . you see in England & Australia india still become white wash . but i do hope BD will not be white wash in india . they will make hard contest .

  • Jalal on April 10, 2012, 17:30 GMT

    It will be a good move by India if they really offer a full series to Bangladesh. Even if India thinks that they will not gain anything from this tour, it is their general courtesy to invite a neighboring country for a visit. I expect a good contest from Bangladesh side. India can be benefited by doing experiment with some of their newcomers. Looking forward to see this tour a reality.

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