Keeping in view the T20 World Cup next year, Bangladesh is set to host a T20I tri-series with Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. Initially, Afghanistan was scheduled to tour Bangladesh for a one-off Test and two T20 Internationals later this year. But the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have replaced it with a T20I tri-series.
According to a BCB official, the event is set to be held between September 14 and 23. However, the venue of the event is yet to be announced. With the T20 World Cup set to be played in October next year, most of the teams are trying to play more T20 matches to help prepare for the T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in Australia starting in October next year.
In the series-opener on September 14, the two touring sides will take on each other. In the next two games on September 15 and 18, Bangladesh will lock horns with Afghanistan. On September 20, Afghanistan will take on Zimbabwe again. The final game will take place on September 23.