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Afghanistan to play first-ever Test in India: BCCI
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Afghanistan to play first-ever Test in India: BCCI

Afghanistan will make its Test debut in 2019 when India hosts the cricketing minnows for their first five-day match since attaining full status, officials said Monday.


The Board of Control for Cricket in India has unveiled the future tour schedule for the world's number-one team, with a Test series against Afghanistan included in the 81-match home line-up across all formats.


The board has not yet decided on a date for the historic visit from Afghanistan, which in June joined Ireland in becoming the newest teams granted Test status by the International Cricket Council.


"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," BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in New Delhi.