New Delhi: Afghanistan will play their first Test match in India against the current world No.1 Test nation, it was confirmed today.
India will host Afghanistan in the latter’s first ever Test match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Monday (December 11) after a Special General Body Meeting in New Delhi.
The CEO of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Rahul Johri, and the chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board Atif Mashal took to social media to announce the deal.
The Afghan fixture revelation came as the BCCI agreed in principle to the next stage of cricket's Future Tours Programme (FTP) at a special general meeting of the board.
Atif Mashal, the chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, confirmed the development on Twitter.
Ireland and Afghanistan were both conferred Test status after a unanimous vote to that effect by the full member boards of the International Cricket Council in June during the annual conference in London. Ireland are due to make their Test debut at home in May 2018, against Pakistan.
First time India will be host a Test match in month of June.