Bilateral series between India and Bangladesh to be named Ganguly-Durjoy Trophy
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to have a test series named after him. Ganguly will be the third Indian whose name will be associated with a bilateral series.The other two Indians to have a bilateral series on their names are Sunil Gavaskar and Mahatma Gandhi. While the bilateral series between India and Australia is called Border-Gavaskar series, Mandela-Gandhi trophy is played between South Africa and India.
According to sources, bilateral series between India and Bangladesh is all set to be named as Durjoy-Ganguly Trophy named after Sourav Ganguly and Naimur Rahman Durjoy.Though the future of the series is still uncertain, it is being speculated that the series may take place in September-October.
Reports are suggesting that the lone test match will be played at the historic Eden Gardens, which is Ganguly’s home venue. Earlier it was reported that Bangladesh are also considering to include a number of ODI and T20I matches in the series alongside the solitary Test match.
The reason behind naming the series after the former captains is quite clear. Bangladesh played their inaugural test match in 2000 after getting Test status from the International Cricket Council (ICC). The match was held at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Khulna, and Naimur Rahman Durjoy was the home team captain while Sourav Ganguly led the Indian team.
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