Afghanistan cricket team will play its first ever historic Test against India in India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary, Amitabh Chaudhary confirmed on Monday after the SGM (Special General Meeting).
Historic news with India set to host Afghanistan's first ever Test! 🇮🇳🆚🇦🇫 https://t.co/uaw2xIIjVY
— ICC (@ICC) December 11, 2017
“Afghans were scheduled to play their first Test in 2019 versus Australia but considering the historic relationship between India and Afghanistan, we decided to host their first Test,” said Chaudhary.
@ACBofficials and @BCCI have agreed that Afghanistan will play its first Test against India. The exact date and venue of the match will be shared in a joint press conference in due course. I personally thank BCCI board for the decision. @BCCI @ARG_AFG
— Atif Mashal (@MashalAtif) December 11, 2017
The date & venue for the historic debut test for Afghanistan will be decided in due course of time but it comes as a major boost for Afghanistan cricket with their debut test against a cricket powerhouse after Ireland earlier confirmed their debut test match at home against another Asian cricket powerhouse, Pakistan.