Afghanistan are in talks with the BCB for their first bilateral ODI series against Bangladesh in Dhaka next month, the Afghanistan Cricket Board has said. The ACB and the BCB have not yet decided on the number of matches to be played but the series could be held after the Eid holidays which fall around September 11-12.
"We are in talks with the BCB to play the series next month but we are yet to sign the Memorandum of Understanding [MoU]," ACB media manager Aziz Gharwal told ESPNcricinfo. "We haven't yet set dates for the matches but we will soon publish the dates on our website."
The BCB is looking to play a home ODI series before England's arrival next month, and ESPNcricinfo has learnt that the Bangladesh board is in talks with one other team, apart from Afghanistan, for the series. Akram Khan,chairman of BCB's cricket operations, said: "We are still in talks with them but we cannot confirm anything at the moment."
England's tour of Bangladesh is scheduled to start from October 7, with the ODI series.
If the series against Afghanistan is confirmed, Bangladesh will play their first ODI matches since November 2015. They have only played T20Is in 2016, with their last international fixture coming in March.
Bangladesh have faced Afghanistan twice in ODIs and once in T20 internationals. The two teams met in the 50-over format during the 2014 Asia Cup - where Afghanistan won by 32 runs - and the 2015 World Cup. Their only T20 international clash came during the 2014 World T20 in Mirpur.