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Bangladesh attained status as a Test playing nation in 2000. Pictured: Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan comes off the field with other players after the end of the third day of second test cricket match against New Zealand in Dhaka October 23, 2013.Reuters

India will play a one-off Test match against Bangladesh in 2017 in Hyderabad, the BCCI announced on Wednesday. This will be Bangladeshs' first official visit to India to play a Test match.

The dates of the match are set for Feb. 8 to Feb. 12, 2017, with the venue being the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.

Bangladesh cricket team attained the status as a Test playing nation in 2000 and their first Test match pitted them against India in November 2000, with the venue being the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka.

"As a leading Test playing nation it is BCCI's responsibility to give opportunity to every Test playing nation. It is my pleasure to announce the historic one-off Test match against our neighbours – Bangladesh early next year," said BCCI President Anurag Thakur in a statement. "This will be a great addition to our home season 2016-17."

Currently, Virat Kohli's Team India are ranked No. 2 by the ICC (International Cricket Council), while Mushfiqur Rahim's Bangladesh are ranked No. 10 in the world.

"For the cricketers who will be representing Bangladesh and India, this will be a much anticipated game and given the competitive nature of their limited overs matches in the recent past, I believe the clash between these two cricket crazy nations will catch the imagination," said Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan.

"The long wait for us to play a Test match on Indian soil is finally over and this is a time for celebration," he added.

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