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Bangladesh to host back-to-back series against Zimbabwe, West Indies

Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe and the West Indies for back-to-back series later this year.

cricket Updated: Jul 26, 2018 12:25 IST
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Bangladesh are currently playing the West Indies in an ODI series. (AFP)

Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe and the West Indies for back-to-back series later this year, a senior Bangladesh cricket official said Thursday.

Zimbabwe were originally scheduled to visit in January 2019 but the cricket board brought forward the tour to October avoid any potential clash with national elections.

Bangladesh announced Wednesday that the West Indies would arrive on November 15 for their first full tour to the country since 2012.

“Apart from the West Indies, we’ve also confirmed the Zimbabwe series in October,” said BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury.

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“They (Zimbabwe) will play two Tests and three ODIs. It means we will now play back-to-back series this year.”

The West Indies series will include two Tests, three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals between November and December.

The Zimbabwe tour dates have not yet been announced.

Fixtures for West Indies tour of Bangladesh:

Nov 18-19: Two-day match v TBA in Chittagong

Nov 22-26: First Test in Chittagong

Nov 30-December 4: Second Test in Dhaka

Dec 6: One-day match v TBA in Dhaka

Dec 9: First one-day international in Dhaka

Dec 11: Second ODI in Dhaka

Dec 14: Third ODI in Sylhet

Dec 17: First twenty20 international in Sylhet

Dec 20: Second T20 in Dhaka

Dec 22: Third T20 in Dhaka

First Published: Jul 26, 2018 12:25 IST