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BCCI stay mum over India-Bangladesh Test series to be named Ganguly-Durjoy trophy

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli (L) and Bangladesh cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim pose for a photograph with the trophy. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Much against all anticipation, it comes as a surprise that the India v Bangladesh Test series will not be called as the Ganguly-Durjoy trophy. As per the reports in Xtratime.in, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has kept mum on the subject and is yet to give the clearance for it. As it turns out to be, there will be no such name given to the contest between the two Asian countries.

Earlier, it was speculated that the Test series between India and Bangladesh will be named after two former captains Sourav Ganguly and Naimur Rahman Durjoy. Both players had led India and Bangladesh respectively in the first ever Test that the two teams played back in the year 2000. Now, the two teams will face off in the one-off Test starting on February 9 at Hyderabad.

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This will be the first ever Test match for Bangladesh on the Indian soil ever since they were inducted as a Test playing nation in 2000. The moment is historic and it would only have been fair to have named the trophy after the two legendary skippers. The major reason why the board is seen tightlipped about the naming of the series can be attributed to the recent tussle between the board and the Lodha panel.

This comes as a reason as the board has been preoccupied with the Lodha recommendations and have not had time to consider naming the series. Coming to the contest, both teams have played 8 matches against one another and India have come up triumphs on 6 occasions. Two matches have ended with a no result. Their last Test encounter was last year in Fatulllah. The match had to be called off after just one innings due to persistent rains. The fans will be hoping that this time, at Hyderabad, they will get a good result.

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