Bengaluru likely venue for Afghanistan’s inaugural Test

The BCCI is likely to choose Bengaluru as the venue for the one-off Test against Afghanistan in June when the weather is expected to be good in Karnataka’s capital.

Afghanistan players like Rashid Khan have always dreamt of playing against India.   -  Getty Images

The BCCI is likely to choose Bengaluru as the venue for the one-off Test against Afghanistan in June when the weather is expected to be good in Karnataka’s capital. The one-off Test will precede India’s tour short tour to Ireland.

Afghanistan and Ireland were accorded Full Membership status at the ICC AGM in London last June.

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Afghanistan, expressed a wish to play its first Test against India and the BCCI readily accepted the proposal. Sources said the two governments also were keen to see Afghanistan begin its Test journey against India in India.

An official announcement is likely to be made at a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday, January 16. On the same day, the Supreme Court has listed the matter related to the Justice Lodha cricket reforms case.