NOT WELCOME ANYTIME SOON
In 2000, Bangladesh hosted India to play their first ever test match after getting the test status from ICC. Five years have surpassed since then and Bangladesh are yet to make their maiden full tour of India. Bangladesh's scheduled tour of India has been indefinitely postponed for the second time as BCCI, the Indian cricket board has cited their pre-occupations with the ICC Super Series and the two biggest Indian festivals Diwali and Dussera falling in October-November.
Anand Vasu slams the Indian board as "narrow-minded mavericks" and says:
The bottom line is that India are not trying especially hard to fit in Bangladesh - and the onus is on the BCCI, since it was they who postponed Bangladesh's visit the first time around - because the tour does not mean much financially.
I think commerce is playing a major role here. But the Indian board is seizing the opportunity to promote a budding Asian test team like Bangladesh whereas no other Asian teams are likely to emerge anytime soon. They could have taken the gamble of like the England Board who hosted a tri-nation series recently putting Bangladesh along with the top two nations. Bangladesh had a few surprises and it was not at all a commercial disaster.
All we can say is that it is not at all cricket.
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