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Afghanistan will play their first-ever bilateral ODI series against Bangladesh in September, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed on Sunday.
Afghanistan and Bangladesh will face each other in three ODIs, all of which will be held at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on September 25, 28 and October 1 respectively.
“We are looking forward [to] entertaining cricket,” ACB chairman Nasimullah Danish said. “We are in close discussion with ICC Full Members. It’s always good for our team development to test ourselves in different conditions, and there’s no better place than Bangladesh to do that.”
As of now, the two sides have met twice in the 50-over format. In their first meeting, which came during the 2014 Asia Cup, Afghanistan stunned Bangladesh, but the subcontinent nation got their revenge when they defeated Afghanistan at the 2015 World Cup.