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Bengaluru's Chinnaswamy Stadium to host historic Test between India and Afghanistan

The BCCI had last month announced that it would host Afghanistan's maiden Test.

Written by: Subhasish Dutta, New Delhi [ Published on: January 16, 2018 19:34 IST ]
Image Source : PTI A file image of the Indian Test team.

The city of Bengaluru will host the historic Test match between Afghanistan and India from June 14-18 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. The one-off Test will be Afghanistan's first-ever five-day game.

The BCCI and Afghanistan Cricket Board announced the decision at a joint press conference on Tuesday.

The BCCI had last month announced that it would host Afghanistan's maiden Test.

Afghanistan earned their Test status alongside Ireland in June last year.

Their respective boards were made full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in June, becoming the sport's 11th and 12h Test-playing nations.

Besides welcoming them into five-day cricket, the BCCI has extended a helping hand to Afghanistan on a number of occasions.

The team from the war-ravaged nation has hosted its home games in India, most recently the series against Ireland in Greater Noida.

Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi became the first two Afghanistan cricketers to be bought at the IPL auction last year.

Thirteen Afghan players have registered themselves for the IPL auction on January 27-28.

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