The date for Afghanistan's first Test match against India was officially announced today and will take place from 14th-18th June in Bengaluru, the scene of Ireland's famous World Cup win over England in 2011.

The match will be the first Test to be played in India in June, with Afghanistan being the fourth team to play their first Test against India following Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. The first test for Ireland's men's team is of course against Pakistan in May.

India will also be giving further support to Afghanistan, with junior teams, emerging teams and A teams all set to tour India in coming years. Support will also be given with the development of coaches, umpires, ground staff and performance analysts.