Bangladesh news April 9, 2012

Bangladesh could visit India for full series

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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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  • POSTED BY ziggy500 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

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam 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.

  • POSTED BY justanotherfan13 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?

  • POSTED BY bvnathan 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

  • POSTED BY 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 do..so its better not to take it as the attitude of the entire country or the fans.. Cheers..!!!

  • POSTED BY eZoha 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.

  • POSTED BY 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.

  • POSTED BY 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.

  • POSTED BY 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 2007.so 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 .

  • POSTED BY BangCricFan 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.

  • POSTED BY ziggy500 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

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam 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.

  • POSTED BY justanotherfan13 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?

  • POSTED BY bvnathan 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

  • POSTED BY 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 do..so its better not to take it as the attitude of the entire country or the fans.. Cheers..!!!

  • POSTED BY eZoha 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.

  • POSTED BY 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.

  • POSTED BY 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.

  • POSTED BY 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 2007.so 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 .

  • POSTED BY BangCricFan 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.

  • POSTED BY on | April 10, 2012, 16:55 GMT

    thats the.....gd news....at leat its come.....

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | April 10, 2012, 15:47 GMT

    Finally BCCI stops denying Minnows. They know their fans r waiting when IND will win another series vs BD as IND lost against them in ASIA CUP. But their form in AWAY condition is vulnerable, so BCCI probably afraid that this time IND mayn't whitewash BD so easily in BD. So they invited them at their Home. IND will certainly win Tests easily at home but they must b mentally prepared to face UPSETS in ODIs even though they'll play at Home conditions.

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | April 10, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    Aww mahn! I think now they are arranging this series for VVS and Dravid to have a final Kabooom and score their 100th 100's as well. Well done!

  • POSTED BY on | April 10, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    When exactly are they planning for this so called full tour later this year? July to August 1st half we have a tour of SL..then the World t20 followed by champions league.. Immediately England tour of India..a 2 week break and followed by ODI series with England..a 7 match and 1 t20 series..another 2 week break followed by Aus tour of India for 4 tests..by the end of this it would already be end of March 2013 and that means IPL..this continues..and if you look at the Indian calendar then next time we have a more than 2 week break is in june 2015 and that is immediately after Ind tour of bangladesh..When exactly are they planning to have a full tour?? Somebody tell me my eyes have gone blind or they are completely crazy..

  • POSTED BY on | April 10, 2012, 12:44 GMT

    i m waiting to see BD win a series against india.....i think BD has the capability to beat india in limited over match.....

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | April 10, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    As ive said before some fanboys from BD already started saying that BD gonna beat India while Indian Fanboys poking at them lol. To all BD fan for God Sake dont make silly comments like BD gonna beat India in India. You know thats not gonna happen. Even Shakib said that this team isnt ready to win test matches as it doesnt have bowlers that can 20wickets. The kind of pitch India use even good team struggle to get them all out God knows what will happen oto Bangla bowlers as Shakib and Mash are the only good bowler we have. In ODI even that'd be hard. So please dont gloat bcz everytime u guys make such comment BD screwed up. I think the fanboys from BD JINX the team during WC. I hope they wont do it again :(

  • POSTED BY serious-am-i on | April 10, 2012, 10:53 GMT

    lol guys please talk sense. Just because BD beats India once every 3 to 4 years don't u assume the same happening on Indian soil. I will be more than pleased if I watch BD win at least 1 game in Indian soil. By the way, it was a good move it will help BD cricket a lot & hope new faces are given a chance in this series from Indian side. Its time to experiment. Next, zimbabwe should tour India may be around next year end or at least allow zimbabwe xi to play in Ranji for some practice.

  • POSTED BY krish79 on | April 10, 2012, 9:32 GMT

    Why Now !!???!! Sachin has anyway got his 100 tons !

  • POSTED BY joseyesu on | April 10, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    Sure, it will be a full series but not with the complete team. Maybe Dhoni,Sehwag, Sachin, Zak will not play. Anyway who wants to play with BANG although they might have beaten Ind in Asia cup. Karthick, Rahane, Kohli, Rohit, Raina, Jadeja, Irfan, Ashwin, Umesh, Praveen, Ojha is enough to compete for ODI. Mukund, Gambir, Badrinathi, Sachin(DOn't know when he retires), Laxman, Kohli, Karthick, Ashwin, Ojha, Umesh, Ishant for Test. Uthappa, Gambir, Kohli, Raina, Rohit, Jadeja, Yusuf, Ashwin,Ojha, Umesh, Praveen for T20.

  • POSTED BY bhrangi on | April 10, 2012, 9:17 GMT

    @crazy.for.cricket : This is the big problem with the Bangladesh fans, when they win one game against INDIA they will say it for year. We (Indians) appreciated Bangladesh efforts,there is long way to gain consistent victory. For me Shakib and Tamim is the only reason for Bangladesh performance in Asian cup. Others have to improve. In that match, inspite of sachin slow century, India scored 290 higher than Pak and SL means Indian batting is mighty in sub continent conditions, so please calm

  • POSTED BY vrn59 on | April 10, 2012, 9:11 GMT

    India are hosting New Zealand, England and Australia in the next season and I really wouldn't recommend adding a whole series in between. It will wear out the players and although Bangladesh do need to play some Test matches, it would be foolish to assume that the Indian public would be interested. If there HAD to be a series, I would suggest a 2-Test match series (I normally hate these, but since we're dealing with Bangladesh here...) and no limited-overs games, cos those are boring when Bangladesh is involved. Except for Tamim Iqbal, Shakib al Hasan and to a lesser extent, Mashrafe Mortaza, their team is still inexperienced and its players are finding their feet in international cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | April 10, 2012, 8:51 GMT

    Thanks BCCI but i believe it will not happen. India will not play any full series against Bangladesh in India's soil this year. It was just gentleman ship discussion and wish between two president.

  • POSTED BY on | April 10, 2012, 8:50 GMT

    calling Bangladesh to India is a good move by BCCI but it will not be easy for India to beat Bangladesh, especially now when most of their players are in form & high in confidence anyway India is always hard to beat in home grounds so lets see how they tackle Bangladeshis.

  • POSTED BY on | April 10, 2012, 7:59 GMT

    Bangladesh beat again india in india soil.

  • POSTED BY sachin_vvsfan on | April 10, 2012, 7:34 GMT

    @ crazy.for.cricket funny and going overboard. huh!

  • POSTED BY on | April 10, 2012, 6:48 GMT

    It is welcome news. BCCI assured a full series with Bangladesh. It can happen as free season for Indian cricketers in the month of July/Aug/Sept. Full tour means 1-T20, 3-ODI's and 3 - Tests? If BCCI can reduce either the ODI's or T20 then a 4 Test series is possible. India should play more Tests than ODI's and T20's. For this Tour they can include more T20's because of the forth coming T20 World cup in Sri Lanka. Bangladesh is a good team with more interesting youngsters so this announcement is welcome sign for more series with Eastern neighbor.

  • POSTED BY indiasupbangalore on | April 10, 2012, 6:22 GMT

    There is no games happening in june july august this year probably the hottests month in india, give the team a break during june, and have 4 tests matches with BD in july/august well spread out, please no t20s or ODI this time, I just want to see test cricket and BD hope you will give good competition in tests.

  • POSTED BY crazy.for.cricket on | April 10, 2012, 6:15 GMT

    How can BCCI let this happen?!! Surely they don't want the Indian cricket team to be humiliated in their own backyard!! Have they seen the current BD team...the players are like fire in the field... Bangladesh is going to destroy India...India have no chance.....Hope there is a match at the Eden gardens....if there is, then it's going to be the most electrifying atmosphere in a stadium ever in the history of cricket....wouldn't miss it for a billion dollars......

  • POSTED BY tanstell87 on | April 10, 2012, 5:38 GMT

    i dont see this series happening as India have a hectic schedule in coming season with New Zealand touring India in August, then India tour Sri Lanka for 3 ODIs & 3 T20s,then ICC WC T20 2012 in September,India play England at home from October to January,Australia tour of India starts in Feb 2013...it ends in March 2013 & then IPL begins...so where is the slot for this series ???

  • POSTED BY KarmatBaig on | April 10, 2012, 5:09 GMT

    Rajiv Shukla says that BCCI has atight schedule and cannot accomodate Pakistan, but how come they can slot a series with Bangladesh in 2012. Sure there is a strong resistance from BCCI ratherthan the Indian Government to play Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY Sackz on | April 10, 2012, 3:28 GMT

    To B'desh fan wishing a whitewash. I feel for you. I really do. Of course, I wish you luck. But, best remember - One swallow doesn't make a summer.

  • POSTED BY huttse96 on | April 10, 2012, 1:58 GMT

    Is bangladesh still playing PNG when they have their camp in late july in brisbane this year!

  • POSTED BY SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on | April 10, 2012, 0:39 GMT

    Mashrafe,Tamim and Shakib will Rock in Indian Soil m Sure....and i would like to see a match in Eden Garden infront of indian bangladeshis :P

  • POSTED BY nyc_missile on | April 10, 2012, 0:00 GMT

    Well good news for Ind,they cannot be white-washed at-least now,or can they ;)

  • POSTED BY Meety on | April 9, 2012, 23:39 GMT

    Good for Bangladesh, good for India to boost their rankings.

  • POSTED BY kaiser_24 on | April 9, 2012, 23:32 GMT

    Good news for Tendulkar :) I see some easy runs coming his way.

  • POSTED BY yorkshire-86 on | April 9, 2012, 22:35 GMT

    Teams should be limited to playing as many odis and t20s against a team in a tour as they have played Tests, otherwise the odi's/t20s are not given official status (obviously non-bilatreal games, such as ICC competitions, are exempt). This should ensure Tests are the focus of the series.

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 20:44 GMT

    time to roar again, watch out for bd tigers.....we r coming

  • POSTED BY splites on | April 9, 2012, 20:23 GMT

    This move can only be good for the game in general. What I'd like to see is Bangladesh given more than a 2 test series. I can't see how they will improve if their playing opportunities are that limited. I am a west indies fan, but I feel better when the game of cricket grows. good luck to Bangladesh and India!

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | April 9, 2012, 19:31 GMT

    Wow.... Such a Great News for Fanboys from both of these countries. Now they are gonna fight over this series till the series end LOL and lets not forget Pakistan fan who wiull be blaming BCCI for Bangladesh not Touring Pakistan.it seems busy time ahead for the fanboys. Good Luck ;)

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 19:18 GMT

    It is so Disappointed If BCCI really made a deal(to let BD tour Ind if they Don't Tour Pak) ... Man you are leading world cricket you are supposed to do every thing that make cricket a global game rather to restrict it to countries you like... and Bangladesh did the right thing, they chose that option which is more beneficial for them in the long run , no animosity towards BCB

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 19:17 GMT

    How are they gona fit a full tour when we already england and new zealand and then australia

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 19:10 GMT

    Thanks for the ICB, and thanks for pointing out our success against you in asia cup, now wait for another history,

  • POSTED BY loki897 on | April 9, 2012, 18:53 GMT

    Great news. Always wanted a Bangladesh vs. India series in India. Great way to test youngnsters of Bangladesh vs. Indian youngsters. Great way for Indian youngsters to cement their place at test level.

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 18:44 GMT

    Hey cool, a revenge series!

  • POSTED BY ocean565 on | April 9, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    it is time to humiliate them in their own backyard

  • POSTED BY JustIPL on | April 9, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    It is a really good idea for India to expose youngsters to variety of oppositions not just limiting to few teams to avoid results like obtained in the losing battle for asian championship title those whitewashes.

  • POSTED BY tomru on | April 9, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    after loosing to bangladesh in asia cup BCCI is willing to take bangladesh finally to india. i think bangladesh shouldnt go to india for next 12 year in a full tour in india.now its indias headache, not bangladesh. can you imagine it is 12 years bangladesh got test status but india never invited this country. we know the reason, there will be less benifits from sponsor, less crowd in stadium,now indian crowd wants to see india laying bd, actually BCCI never thinks of cricket, they r the machine of money income..

  • POSTED BY doubtingthomas on | April 9, 2012, 17:29 GMT

    Fantastic ! This is gonna be one tight series, finally. Go Team India, your arch-rivals are here !!

  • POSTED BY mihir_nam on | April 9, 2012, 17:16 GMT

    When and How...as New Zealand is touring in September then England in Nov-Dec for 4 Test then England again for ODI in Jan and Feb March Australia tour India for 4test then is IPL 6..when will Bangladesh be accommodated..

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 17:15 GMT

    I will believe it when I see the fixture.

  • POSTED BY ReverseSweepIndia on | April 9, 2012, 17:04 GMT

    BD, you have earned it. BCCI see nothing else than money. When a BD team is not upto marks, that do not make any business sense to BCCI hence they were never invited. In this Asia cup not only you have performed above your weight, you have won hearts of many fans like me outside Bangladesh. Even I did not wanted to see one sided contests. But right now I am sure its going to be cracker of the series. India itching to revenge the defeat and BD having the confidence that they can win anytime anywhere again.

  • POSTED BY SSRajan on | April 9, 2012, 16:50 GMT

    Good that the are visiting. High time. But why this year? Isn't the calender already jam packed, with England, NZ and Aus home series scheduled already, what with the world t20 thrown in.

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  • POSTED BY SSRajan on | April 9, 2012, 16:50 GMT

    Good that the are visiting. High time. But why this year? Isn't the calender already jam packed, with England, NZ and Aus home series scheduled already, what with the world t20 thrown in.

  • POSTED BY ReverseSweepIndia on | April 9, 2012, 17:04 GMT

    BD, you have earned it. BCCI see nothing else than money. When a BD team is not upto marks, that do not make any business sense to BCCI hence they were never invited. In this Asia cup not only you have performed above your weight, you have won hearts of many fans like me outside Bangladesh. Even I did not wanted to see one sided contests. But right now I am sure its going to be cracker of the series. India itching to revenge the defeat and BD having the confidence that they can win anytime anywhere again.

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 17:15 GMT

    I will believe it when I see the fixture.

  • POSTED BY mihir_nam on | April 9, 2012, 17:16 GMT

    When and How...as New Zealand is touring in September then England in Nov-Dec for 4 Test then England again for ODI in Jan and Feb March Australia tour India for 4test then is IPL 6..when will Bangladesh be accommodated..

  • POSTED BY doubtingthomas on | April 9, 2012, 17:29 GMT

    Fantastic ! This is gonna be one tight series, finally. Go Team India, your arch-rivals are here !!

  • POSTED BY tomru on | April 9, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    after loosing to bangladesh in asia cup BCCI is willing to take bangladesh finally to india. i think bangladesh shouldnt go to india for next 12 year in a full tour in india.now its indias headache, not bangladesh. can you imagine it is 12 years bangladesh got test status but india never invited this country. we know the reason, there will be less benifits from sponsor, less crowd in stadium,now indian crowd wants to see india laying bd, actually BCCI never thinks of cricket, they r the machine of money income..

  • POSTED BY JustIPL on | April 9, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    It is a really good idea for India to expose youngsters to variety of oppositions not just limiting to few teams to avoid results like obtained in the losing battle for asian championship title those whitewashes.

  • POSTED BY ocean565 on | April 9, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    it is time to humiliate them in their own backyard

  • POSTED BY on | April 9, 2012, 18:44 GMT

    Hey cool, a revenge series!

  • POSTED BY loki897 on | April 9, 2012, 18:53 GMT

    Great news. Always wanted a Bangladesh vs. India series in India. Great way to test youngnsters of Bangladesh vs. Indian youngsters. Great way for Indian youngsters to cement their place at test level.