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Afghanistan likely to play first ever Test match at Bengaluru in June

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

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

England's batsman Moeen Ali plays a shot during the World Cup T20 mach against Afghanistan at Firozshah Kotla in New Delhi
File phot ot England batsman Moeen Ali playing a shot during the World Cup T20 mach against Afghanistan at Firozshah Kotla in New Delhi

The city of could be announced as a venue for Afghanistan's first-ever Test, to be played against

The and Cricket Board are expected to make a joint announcement after a meeting, here tomorrow.

has emerged as the leading venue for the historic match, which could take place in June.

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

earned their Test status alongside in June last year.

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

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

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

and became the first two Afghanistan cricketers to be bought at the auction last year.

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

First Published: Mon, January 15 2018. 22:32 IST
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