According to the latest reports, Bangladesh tour of India which was touted as a historic series was about to get cancelled in the 2016-2017 season.
The reason was mainly the hectic schedule of Team India in the upcoming months as they are already set to play as many as 17 test matches before the end of the season. Withe the addition of mini-IPL which was earlier confirmed by BCCI president Anurag Thakur, the calendar gets more packed for the season.
This leaves BCCI with no option but to scrap the series for this season. However, the series could happen in the upcoming season.
Bangladesh who have started their cricket in 1986 have never got a chance to tour India in their cricketing history and the two boards were in an agreement over a potential series in India.
The series was initially expected to be played in the month of August with Bangladesh set to square off in a one-off test series against India but later the series schedule was in dilemma mainly due to the jam-packed calendar of Team India in 2016.
However, BCB officials remained optimistic over the series as they were initial implications that the series could be postponed to January 2017 but recent events made sure that there is no space in the calendar for the historic series.
With mini-IPL set to be played in the September during the Champions League window, the players will not be rested for the two weeks as all the IPL teams are expected to participate in a condensed format.
The BCB also planned on requesting the BCCI to host a tri-nation series involving Bangladesh, India (as hosts) and New Zealand but with originally agreed test series scrapped there is no chance of this happening as well in the near future.
It comes as a disappointing news for both Bangladesh fans and Indian fans as the wait continues for Bangladesh cricket to tour India.
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