Tuesday, February 03, 2015

BCB will give proposal to India to play three ODIs

Bangladesh cricket team is scheduled to play one Test match against India later this year, but Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is interested to organize three ODIs instead of one Test. That is why, they are going to put forward this proposal to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). However, Nazmul Hassan, the BCB president, did not tell the reason behind the board’s decision of choosing shorter format rather than one Test.
As per new FTP cycle, India will travel to Bangladesh in 2014, 2015 and 2020, while Bangladesh will travel to India to play their first ever Test in 2016, confirmed by Nazmul in February last year.
According to Nazmul, Bangladesh cricket team will have a very busy time this year. They will play full series against Pakistan, South Africa and Australia. The tigers will play a Test against India in Eden Gardens in 2016.

In 2015, Bangladesh cricket team will play only seven Test matches and probably they will play 60 Tests till 2022 in the new FTP cycle. The main challenge for them is to secure their position among the top eight teams in the ICC ODI rankings within September 30 in order to qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy. So, they will prefer playing more ODIs this year.