The BCB announced that Tamim Iqbal will not be a part of the Indian side on Saturday. Due to personal reasons, The tour of India which consists of three T20s. Two Tests in November will coincide with the birth of Tamim Iqbal’s second child and he has already informed. The BCB of his unavailability and the board will now look for a replacement.
BCB had brought in Imrul Kayes to the preparation camp. But, He hasn’t officially been announced as the replacement opener for now.
”Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal Khan has pulled himself out of the Tour of India on personal grounds,” said a BCB press release’. ‘Tamim Iqbal had communicated his reasons for wanting to miss the tour and the Board has accepted the request. The BCB will name a replacement for Tamim shortly.’
”We have brought Imrul as the coach wanted to observe him but we are yet to decide whether he will be replacement or not,” BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin told reporters when asked about the possibility about Imrul Kayes replacing the regular opener, Tamim Iqbal.
The seasoned left-handed opener opted out of the one-off Test against Afghanistan and the T20I tri-nation series citing fatigue, following a poor run of form during the World Cup. He did, however, get some much-needed match practice by participating in the opening round of the National Cricket League.