Tigers are not playing cricket (ODIs or Tests or T20Is) for a long long time. In fact Bangladesh haven’t played any ODIs or Tests in 2016.
More than 5 months ago they played their Last T20I. After that 5 months have passed but not a single international match.
In this age of serious competition if any team has to go through this much empty months, they are considered as good as dead!
So discussions were running at a full speed inside BCB and among the players. Because England wanted to tour Bangladesh for a full series consist of ODIs,test and T20Is.
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But suddenly that tour got cancelled from ECB’s part and England wasn’t coming.
Latest news on the circuit is the clouds of doubts are gone and England national cricket team are coming to Bangladesh on 30th September.
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They say “good news never come alone, its always brings another” and its true since Afghanistan cricket team will also be touring Bangladesh in September for a 3 match ODI series.
Even few days ago England werent coming so BCB reached out Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) for an one day series and hence the Afghans are coming.
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Bangladesh was once defeated by Afghanistan 2 years ago in an ODI! So the tigers must be well prepared to face Afghans in the upcoming series.
Afghanistan cricket board chairman has appreciated Bangladesh for inviting the blue tigers for the first time in the history of cricket.
ACB have published the date and time of the ODIs and ensured it in their official twitter and facebook handler!
— Afghan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) August 28, 2016
On the other hand England are yet to confirm the date for the matches and their full squad.
Bangladesh will announce the full squad in the first week of September and include Taskin Ahmed in the team in case he gets a nod from ICC for his rectified action.