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BCCI postpones one-off India vs Bangladesh Test match by a day

The one-off Test between India cricket team and Bangladesh national cricket team has been pushed by a day and will now take place from Feb 9-13 in Hyderabad.

cricket Updated: Jan 15, 2017 16:29 IST
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Bangladesh national cricket team will play India cricket team in a one-off Test in Hyderabad from February 9-13, a day later than the original schedule. (AFP)

The one-off Test between India and Bangladesh has been pushed by a day and will now take place from Feb 9-13 in Hyderabad. (India vs England 1st ODI live updates)

“We have received the notification from BCCI. The game will start on Thursday instead of Wednesday, February 8,” John Manoj, Hyderabad Cricket Association secretary, said.

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The BCCI feels that overall crowd attendance over five days will be better with the game beginning on a Thursday.

Bangladesh have toured India in the past for multi-team events but has never played a Test or bilateral series against the home team.

Bangladesh are currently playing in New Zealand and they are expected to arrive in India by February 1, after which they would play a three-day warm-up match followed by the Test.

The warm-up match will be played against India A from February 3 in Hyderabad.

Bangladesh have announced a 30-member provisional squad for the tour. Young pacer Mustafizur Rahman may return to the Test side on that trip.

First Published: Jan 15, 2017 14:41 IST