The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the schedule for the one-off Test against Afghanistan and the subsequent tri-nation T20I series which involves Zimbabwe as well.
On 30 August, Afghanistan will arrive and play a two-day tour match before the first-ever Test match between the side gets underway at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram from 5 September.
Zimbabwe will arrive on 8 September and play a practice game before the three sides take part in a T20I tri-series, the International Cricket Council (ICC) reported on Thursday.
The first three games will be at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, while the second three will be back in Chattogram. The final will be played on 24 September in Mirpur.
Talking about Zimbabwe, in the last month, the ICC at its annual conference in London said that Zimbabwe Cricket had not been able to provide a process for conducting free and democratic elections and suspended it in a unanimous decision.
While the suspension of Zimbabwe Cricket by the ICC bars them from participating in ICC events, they are allowed to play bilateral – or indeed tri-lateral – cricket against other ICC members.
Here is the full schedule:
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Only Test, Chattogram, 5-9 September
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st T20I, 13 September
Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I, 14 September
Bangladesh v Afghanistan, 3rd T20I, 15 September
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 4th T20I, 18 September
Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, 5th T20I, 20 September
Bangladesh v Afghanistan, 6th T20I, 21 September
TBC v TBC, T20I Final, 24 September