Afghanistan to play its maiden and historic test match with India

Hope Soto
December 12, 2017

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

In the meeting it was further decided that Team India will play nearly fifty percent of its matches against big global teams like England, Australia and South Africa. However, they would have to play even more in the proposed new FTP which will have 37 Tests, 67 ODIs and 54 T20Is - a total of staggering 158 home and away worldwide matches.

The BCCI did not say if the Test against Afghanistan is included in India's 81 home matches scheduled for 2019-2023, leading to speculation that the two nations are looking to play the match next year.

Atif Mashal, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chairman, was quick to thank the BCCI for the gesture.

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The allotment of the same was done back in June 2013 itself, with India receiving the hosting rights of the World T20 in 2016, the Champions Trophy in two years time from now, and the World Cup that will follow four years after the event in England and Wales in 2019.

The RCA filed a suit against its suspension by the BCCI, to which the board had asked the association to withdraw all pending cases and not to involve the cricket board in any case.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday confirmed that India will host the 2023 ODI World Cup as well as the Champions Trophy in 2021 during its Special General Meeting (SGM) in Delhi.

The venue is not disclosed yet and it could be Greater Noida, which has been given them to use as their home venue in India. However, Zimbabwe Cricket informed the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) that it wanted to focus on the World Cup Qualfiers in March and therefore not increase its players' workload.

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