First International Cricket Match in Doon

Dehradun’s Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is all set to host the first international match as the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have consented to hold a three-match T20I series here next month.

The T20I matches will be played on June 3, 5 and 7 preceding the Afghanistan group goes to Bengaluru for the one-off Test match against India, said an authority.

“ACB is pleased to have Bangladesh for the T20I arrangement in Dehradun toward the beginning of June which will be a decent open door for the two sides to play focused cricket,” ACB administrator Atif Mashal said in an announcement.

Afghanistan and Bangladesh have confronted each other just once in a T20I in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20. Bangladesh won the match. Afghanistan is as of now positioned eighth and Bangladesh tenth in the ICC T20I group rankings.

ACB CEO Shafiq Stanikzai stated, “The continuous preparing camp in India for players from the national and U19 groups and also top entertainers from household cricket will assist the determination board with selecting a solid side for the T20I arrangement against Bangladesh.”

Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury was cited as saying, “Afghanistan has some fine players for this configuration and we will have the upside of recognition with the conditions in Dehradun.”

Dehradun’s Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium spread in 23 acres of land and constructed with a cost of Rs 237 crore, the stadium was inaugurated in December 2016. Uttarakhand cricketers are sitting tight for the BCCI association to the state cricket board.

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