Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal steps down as ODI captain | Cricket News

DHAKA: Tamim Iqbal stepped down on Thursday as captain of Bangladesh’s one-day worldwide facet and pulled his identify out of the Asia Cup to be held in Pakistan and Sri Lanka in August and September.

The 34-year-old opening batsman introduced his choice citing an damage downside after holding a gathering with senior officers throughout the Bangladesh Cricket Board in Dhaka a month after his retirement U-turn from worldwide cricket.
“I’ve knowledgeable them (the BCB officers) that from right this moment I’m stepping down because the Bangladesh ODI workforce captain. I’ve defined the explanation. Damage is a matter,” Tamim informed reporters after the assembly.

“I’ve all the time thought concerning the workforce first. For the betterment of the workforce (I believed) I ought to step down as captain and focus as a participant, and attempt to give my finest at any time when the chance comes,” Tamim stated.
Tamim added that he had additionally knowledgeable Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of his choice, and he or she had acknowledged his dilemma.
Tamim retired from all types of worldwide cricket in July in the course of the latest house collection, solely to withdraw his choice a day later on the request of Hasina.
The veteran opener broke down in tears whereas saying his worldwide retirement after main his facet to a 17-run defeat within the first of a three-match one-day collection towards Afghanistan.
His short-term retirement adopted BCB president Nazmul Hassan‘s public criticism of Tamim after he performed a match towards Afghanistan regardless of admitting he was not one hundred pc match.
Hasina invited Tamim and Nazmul to her residence the following day, prompting the cricketer to vary his thoughts.
Tamim, nevertheless, didn’t play the remaining two ODIs towards Afghanistan and took a six-week break to bear damage rehab.
Opening batsman Liton Das led Bangladesh within the remaining Afghanistan ODIs after Tamim’s withdrawal from the collection.
BCB’s cricket operation chief Jalal Yunus informed reporters Thursday that Tamim’s decrease disc damage had not absolutely healed.
“Docs recommended it could not be attainable for him to play within the Asia Cup. He shall be accessible for the New Zealand collection and the World Cup. He shall be given every kind of cooperation to get better from the damage,” Jalal stated.
The BCB official stated a brand new ODI captain shall be named sooner or later.
Bangladesh are scheduled to host New Zealand for 3 ODIs in late September after enjoying within the Asia Cup.
They are going to begin the marketing campaign within the World Cup in India towards Afghanistan in Dharamshala on October 7.

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