DHAKA: Bangladesh annou­nced on Wednesday it would host Zimbabwe for a two-Test cricket series in November after Australia postponed a planned visit this month due to security concerns.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan said Zimbabwe had agreed to tour that month although no date had been finalised.

“Zimbabwe have principally agreed to tour Bangla­desh in November. We will finalise the date with Zimbabwe officials during next week’s ICC [Inter­national Cricket Cou­­ncil] meeting in Dubai,” Nazmul told reporters.

Zimbabwe were originally scheduled to visit Bangla­desh from Jan 11 to Feb 7 for two Tests, three One-day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals.

But the BCB president said the series would now be split in two parts. Zimbabwe would play the Tests in November and return in January for the ODIs and T20s.

Nazmul said following a meeting of the BCB board of directors that Bangladesh would also bid for the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament, which could be held in February next year just ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in India.