Bangladesh to host Zimbabwe in October
Zimbabwe will play their first three-match Test series in more than 13 years when they tour Bangladesh in October later this year. They last played three Tests against Sri Lanka in December 2001.
For Bangladesh, this will mark the third time that they have played three Tests in a series since becoming a Test nation in 2000, having last done so in July 2007. This is also the first of six possible series between the two sides till 2022. The two sides met last year in Zimbabwe when they drew the two-Test series 1-1, while Zimbabwe took ODIs 2-1.
Zimbabwe arrive in Dhaka on October 17 and after playing a three-day match in Fatullah, they will contest the first Test in Chittagong from October 26. The second Test will also be held in Chittagong from November 3, after which the teams will travel back to the capital for the third Test from November 11 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
The first three matches of the ODI series will be held in Dhaka after which the teams will go back to Chittagong to play the last two ODIs. The BCB decided to stick to only Dhaka and Chittagong this time because the Sylhet Stadium will be undergoing ground work in the coming months, making it unsuitable for cricket.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84