Tamim Iqbal

Tamim Iqbal: Bangladeshi opener takes break of 6 months

Tamim Iqbal:

Bangladesh’s veteran opener Tamim Iqbal has said that he is taking a break from international T20i cricket, though

he clarified that he will keep on playing Bangladesh’s domestic cricket, it was reported earlier that the Bangladeshi

the veteran is unlikely to play the shortest format of cricket till the World Cup 2023, but he changed his mind after

some high-up meeting the Bangladeshi Cricket Board, the board ask him to not take the break till the next 50 over

World Cup, instead he can take a sabbatical break of six months, as it will provide an option to BCB to have him as

an opener for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, in his recent talk with media Tamim Iqbal, told that

For the last couple of days, I am having meetings with BCB president, Jalal Bhai (BCB cricket operation chairman)

and Kazi Inam (BCB director) and they all wanted me to continue T20 cricket especially at least till the World Cup,”

But my version is different. All I can say is that I am not continuing T20 international cricket for the next six

months. I will focus on Tests and ODIs during these six months. We have got Test Championship and

preparation for the 2023 World Cup, so I will put all my focus in these two formats.

“Hope that whoever will play in the national team will do so well that I won’t be required in international

cricket. After six months, if a situation arises that team management feels I am required in the World Cup

(T20) and if I am ready, we will discuss.”


One of Bangladesh Cricket Great

Tamim Iqbal is one of the greatest cricket produced by Bangladesh Cricket and if he wants something then the board should

listen to their greats as they have earned that much of respect around the world.

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