Bangladesh A set for five-match tour of India
Bangladesh A will tour India later this month to play three one-day matches and two three-day games, the first of their three back-to-back tours this year. The touring squad is likely to be announced on Sunday.
According to the tour schedule released by the BCCI, Bangladesh A play three limited-overs matches against India A in Bangalore, on September 16, 18 and 20. Their three-day games are against Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka from September 22 to 24 in Mysore, and against India A from September 27 to 29.
Two weeks after their India tour, Bangladesh A go to South Africa to play two one-dayers and a three-day game, followed by a tour of Zimbabwe, where they are scheduled to play two four-day matches and three one-dayers. The Africa tour ends on November 18.
India is the only Test-playing nation where Bangladesh is yet to play a Test: the senior side is scheduled to tour the country in August next year. Bangladesh A have previously toured India in 2001, 2009 and 2012.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84