Dhaka: Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe and the West Indies for back-to-back series later this year, a senior Bangladesh cricket official said on Thursday.
Zimbabwe were originally scheduled to visit in January 2019 but the cricket board brought forward the tour to October avoid any potential clash with national elections.
Bangladesh announced on Wednesday that the West Indies would arrive on November 15 for their first full tour to the country since 2012. "Apart from the West Indies, we've also confirmed the Zimbabwe series in October," said BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury.
Zimbabwe will play two Tests and three ODIs. It means we will now play back-to-back series this year. The West Indies series will include two Tests, three one-day internationals and three twenty20 internationals between November and December. The Zimbabwe tour dates have not yet been announced.
All the limited-overs matches are set to be day-night affairs.
Fixtures for West Indies tour of Bangladesh:
Nov 15: West Indies arrive
Nov 18-19: Two-day match v Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in Chittagong
Nov 22–26: First Test in Chittagong
Nov 30-December 4: Second Test in Dhaka
Dec 6: One-day match v TBA in Dhaka
Dec 9: First ODI in Dhaka (d/n)
Dec 11: Second ODI in Dhaka (d/n)
Dec 14: Third ODI in Sylhet (d/n)
Dec 17: First T20I in Sylhet (n)
Dec 20: Second T20 in Dhaka (n)
Dec 22: Third T20 in Dhaka (n)