Tamim Iqbal doesn’t want to play T20 Internationals, reveals Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan

Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hasan revealed that: Tamim Iqbal don’t want to play T20I internationals. He also ruled out the possibility of Tamim Iqbal returning to the shortest format in the future.

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Tamil Iqbal has not played a T20I game for quite some time due to injuries. In the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League 2022, the left-handed batsman hit 2 consecutive half-centuries for his team Minister Dhaka in their first two matches. With ICC T20I World Cup 2022 due to take place in October this year, all teams are developing their roster for the tournament.

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I don’t want to play this format: Tamim Iqbal

Speaking to the press on Saturday, Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hasan said he was in talks with Tamim Iqbal about his return to the national side for T20Is. Hasan revealed that the 32-year-old player said he doesn’t want to play that format.

“Tamim has played well and he is always good. When I spoke to him last time you can say that I requested him to return to T20Is. I spoke to him on the phone and he just said ‘Please don’t push me, because of course if you push me I have to go back, but I don’t want to play in this format’ After listening to this I felt there was no point in asking him (reconsidering his decision) because if someone doesn’t have any format wants to play, there’s no point in forcing him to play,” said Nazmul Hasan.

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Tamim Iqbal [Image-Getty]

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Tamim Iqbal last played a T20I match against Zimbabwe in March 2020. Due to injuries, he didn’t play many T20I series and the 2021 T20 World Cup. In 78 T20I games so far, he has accounted for 1758 runs averaging 24.08 with 1 century and 7 half century .

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With a better show than West Indies in 2021 ICC T20 World Cup, Bangladesh has managed to qualify for the Super 12 round of T20 World Cup 2022. Bangladesh is part of group 1 and has teams such as Australia, New Zealand and Afghanistan in their group. During the Super 12 round, Bangladesh will play 5 matches against their group members.

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