The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday has announced that they are going to host the tri-series event involving Afghanistan and Zimbabwe from September 13-24.
The tri-series will be starting after the completion of the test match against Afghanistan played from September 5-9 in Chittagong. Zimbabwe, who were recently suspended by the ICC, had been included in the series following a request from the country.
“As per the ICC FTP schedule, we had Afghanistan touring Bangladesh for a Test match and ODI or T20 match. We decided to make that a triangular series as per the request of the Zimbabwean cricket board in the last ICC scheduling meeting,” – BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said.
“There is no problem with the match status [involving Zimbabwe]. They cannot take part in ICC competition and ICC is following those things as there were some implications of ICC on their financial status,” – Chowdhury added.
“As per their ban on the cricket board there was confusion about their participation but the Zimbabwe cricket board requested to give them some time as they wanted to sort out the matter,” – Chowdhury said.
In the tri-series, Bangladesh will play against Zimbabwe on September 13 and aginst Afghanistan on September 15 at Dhaka. On September 14, Afghanistan will play against Zimbabwe and further three matches will be played at Chittagong on September 18,20 and 21. the finals will be at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on September 24.